May 3, 2020
Mike Fontenot became a Christian in 1969. After graduating
from Louisiana State University, he went to Fuller Seminary for his
Master's Degree. He and his wife, Tess, planted a church in
Sydney, Australia in the early eighties. That church has
grown to three hundred members and they have planted churches all
over Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. At an age that many
have long retired, Mike is still passionately working to advance
the gospel "Down Under." In this interview, Mike shares about
his journey as a Christian, church planter and church
multiplier. He shares how he has kept his spiritual fire
burning brightly for over fifty years.
- How did you become Christians?
- Tell me about the growth of the churches in Australia:
How many, how big, rate of growth etc.
- You just celebrated 50 years in Christ, how have you
managed to keep your love growing?
- You are a couple that is making a difference, what drives
- What was it like raising a family on the mission field?
- What advice would you give a person, man or woman, who wants to
make a difference and live "no regrets" life?
- What would you tell a younger man or woman who has leadership
- Do you have any regrets, anything you wish you could do over or
- You returned to Australia at the age most people retire,
- Facing a situation of little or declining growth, what was your
plan, how did you execute it?
- What does "High Faith & High Expectations" mean?
- If someone is in a situation that has been stagnant or
plateaued for a while, what advice would you give them?
- What is transferable from your situation?
- Tell me about a time when you came back from a setback or
- What advice would you give to people who are dealing with
failure or discouragement?
- Who else do you know that is really standing out and
growing? Multiplying disciples, leaders and churches?
- What advice would you give me to plant ten churches in the next
- Tell me about something that keeps your spiritual fire and
ambition burning brightly.