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Father Dave is a sought-after preacher, speaker and performer, and is well known for presentations that integrate speaking and boxing! While committed to his work in Dulwich Hill, Father Dave has appeared across Australia and around the world at churches, schools and corporate events.

Father Dave’s standard appearance fee is $500 for one session or $1,000 for a day, plus transport and accommodation when relevant. Rates can be reduced for those who can’t afford it. All monies received go to fund the work of Fighting Fathers Ministries and/or Holy Trinity Church in Dulwich Hill.

  • To see examples of Father Dave’s preaching, click here
  • To watch some of Dave’s fights, click here
  • For media coverage and documentaries made about Father Dave, click here.

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Zakumi Consulting

Father Dave is funny, compassionate and shares his lived experiences with dignity. He speaks to large groups but everyone leaves thinking they have had a one on one conversation with the bloke they call The Fighting Father.

If you are looking to inspire, motivate or simply pause and rethink priorities ask Father Dave to talk at your event. I have, and we are still buzzing because of it.

Marika Kontellis Director, Zakumi Consulting February 12, 2016

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The Southport School (TSS)

TSS is an all-Boys Anglican Boarding and Day school situated on the Gold Coast in Queensland. We have about 900 boys in the senior School (yrs 7-12). Fr Dave visited TSS at my invitation in August 2015 for 3 days.

He spoke to the senior staff at a formal dinner, then each of the four Chapels we have each week that cover all 12 Houses including all boys across the School. He also addressed all Yr11 boys together and the all Year 12 Boys over 4 sessions.

His blend of physical interaction, allowing a few yr11 and yr12 boys to have a couple of short rounds with him, and his work and knowledge of boys on the street in his local community, his wit and good humour, and his knowledge of Syria and the issues there, plus his biblical, theological and Philosophical knowledge all combined meant that he could relate well with boys and the staff extremely well. His message on “Fight the Good Fight” compliment all that we had been covering under the same topic for our Chapel themes for the term. While not every boy will respond to his approach his message will and can challenge all males at whatever age.

If Fr Dave Lived closer I would plan to have him visit more than once in a year.

Reverend Jonathan Whereat Senior Chaplain The Southport School. February 11, 2016


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