Guest Speaker

Our guest speakers are invited to share their experiences of living as followers of Jesus through the joys and challenges in professional and personal life. Through their example, the speakers encourage us to keep trusting in the goodness of God and to be always ready to give the reason for the hope we have.

2018 Speaker

Sydney Prayer Breakfast 2018 – Os Guinness from Sydney Prayer Breakfast on Vimeo.

Os Guinness was The guest speaker for the 2018 Sydney Prayer Breakfast

Os Guinness

Os Guinness is an author and social critic who has spoken widely to political and business conferences on many issues, including religious freedom, across the world.

Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.

Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide, The Global Public Square, and Renaissance. His latest book is Fool’s Talk – The Recovery of Christian Persuasion, which was published by InterVarsity Press in June, 2015.

Before moving to the United States in 1984, Os was a freelance reporter with the BBC. Since then he has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York. From 1986 to 1989, Os served as Executive Director of the Williamsburg Charter Foundation, a bicentennial celebration of the First Amendment. In this position he helped to draft “The Williamsburg Charter” and later “The Global Charter of Conscience,” which was published at the European Union Parliament in 2012.  He is currently a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford, though he still lives with his wife Jenny in the Washington, DC, area.

2018 Guest Artist


Tash Lockhart is an emerging Australian singer/songwriter.

Since the tender age of 13, along with her her beloved acoustic guitar, Tash has written and played a unique blend of acoustic/soul songs.

Over the years of discovering her artistry, Lockhart’s voice and musical style has developed into that of a Soul Jazz sound, captivating listeners.

In 2011 Tash Lockhart was called in to film a segment on the Disney Channel called ‘ Guide To Writing Your Own Song ‘ on a show named ‘Guide To ‘ .

The show was repeatedly broadcast across Australia and New Zealand for some years and featured Tash playing  her unreleased original song ‘Disappear’ live on air.

In 2016 Tash Lockhart competed in the Australian series of ‘The Voice’ where she placed 3rd in the grand final of the show under team Ronan Keating.

Tash regularly sings in the worship team of her local church and featured in the 2017 Hillsong conference. Since the Voice appearance she is focusing more on church based ministry

Based out of Sydney NSW, Tash Lockhart has been gigging professionally nationally for over three years and is now focused on taking her music career to the next level.

Keep an ear out for Tash’s dulcet tones and enjoy following the journey of this amazing talent.