Rev Dr David Loder
General Superintendent
Queensland Baptists

I have known Rev Ian Kerr for many years. In addition to his pastoral heart and sense of humour, Ian has constantly demonstrated a concern for those in church leadership, especially pastors and their families. As a former pastor and Para-church ministry leader, Ian is well equipped to be alongside those who need a listening ear or an encouraging word. I warmly commend Alongside Ministries to you.

Tom Slater
National Director
Australian Evangelical Alliance Inc.

I can’t think of a better person than Ian Kerr to ‘come alongside’ people in ministry who could do with a listening ear. Empathy gained from his own experience of the highs and lows of ministry and his personal confrontation with illness; his wide experience in churches and Christian ministries, his spiritual gifts - these are the perfect basis for such a ministry. Above all, a wonderful combination of intelligence, humility, and a good sense of humour enable him to reflect insightfully on the data of both the scriptures and life experience, and to embrace the reality of God’s strength being ‘made perfect in weakness’.

Rev. Barry Forrest
Senior Pastor Clontarf Beach Baptist Church, Queensland

Ian Kerr has been a regular speaker at Clontarf Beach Baptist Church over the past few years and I have no hesitation in recommending him to other pastors / churches. Ian is a man of high integrity who is in touch with the demands of everyday life. His preaching is solidly Biblical, well prepared and well presented but is uniquely applicable to the congregation. Whenever Ian has spoken at our church, people of all ages have voiced their appreciation of how God’s Word has been applied to their lives.

Pastor Stephen Hendrick
Associate Pastor, Bundaberg Baptist Church

On my journey to becoming a pastor, I sought after someone who would be a mentor, a listening ear, a prayer partner, and a friend. God provided that for me in the person of Ian Kerr. Ian has a gift in coming alongside others to encourage and to help them reflect on issues and situations. In my own experience of knowing Ian for the past ten years, he has given me fresh outlooks and insights in my Christian walk, family and ministry. Ian and I still maintain a mentoring relationship now I am in the ministry, a relationship which I greatly value. I am in support of Alongside Ministries and believe God has called and gifted Ian to this ministry.

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