Meet the Team

Senior Ministers

Garry and Dena Gower:

Garry with his wife Dena Gower have been married for 19 years and have 8 Children and 24 grandchildren.  Garry and Dena are two of the six founders of Moorditj Keila who have both worked within Aboriginal affairs both in the Manning/Karawara area and broader. Garry and Dena have addressed all levels of disadvantage currently facing Aboriginal people and both have put in hundreds of volunteer hours a year to keep the issue of local Aboriginal disadvantage on the agenda.

Garry and Dena work to keep the Aboriginal voice strong and they both do this through the Moorditj Keila Ministry of the women’s group, Basketball Club and other ministry outreach programs

Garry and Denas’s passion is for the ministry is building community and developing leaders within the Aboriginal Community and to provide caring and supportive services modelled on Christian principles and beliefs to people who may be disadvantaged by age, sickness, handicap, unemployment, poverty, distress, despair, misfortune, homelessness, social or familial stress or other circumstances and assist them to improve their situation.

Moorditj Keila Ministry Outreach is effective through uniting with our partners who are:

Australian Churches of Christ Global Missions Partner

Indigenous Ministries Australia

Churches of Christ WA

Lifestreams Christian Church South Perth

Lifestreams Christian Church Karawara

Perth City Church of Christ

Joint Heirs Band

Good Damper

Surrender WA

Djeran Camp

Girls Brigade WA

Ministry Leadership Team:
Garry and Dena Gower, John Rutherford, Nola Bolton

Contact us on: (08) 61436020 or

Ministry outreach Mission:
“We help people find and follow Jesus”

Moorditj Keila Brigette Michaels Baptism


The reason I chose to be baptized?

In my many years of living in sin in the world of today, I needed something more in my life apart from my children. Who I love with all my heart I still didn’t feel complete.
− The relationships I had with the men in my life somehow didn’t last very long
− The many friends I had though the years was only though drugs and alcohol they were never there for me when times got hard.
− Family only came to see me when it was in their intentions, to ask for something they needed. So, when I needed someone to talk to about my life’s problems no -one was there to listen.
Before I chose Jesus Christ in my heart he was the only one, I really spoke to about my life’s problems. I’ve always known he would always be there to hear my cry when I needed him the most.
During the years I would run back and forward because I thought I needed the things that the world provided to make me complete and happy but it never did. My two-beautiful sister would tell me that I should give my life to the lord Jesus Christ.
I knew in my heart I needed my lord Jesus Christ in my life so I chose to be baptized though Paster Mark at the Livestream Church were my family and Christian friends came to share with me becoming reborn in Jesus Christ name that night I became a new woman living for my lord Jesus word though becoming a Christian woman.

The Lord’s Prayer in Nyoongar
Ngaala Maaman ngiyan yira moonbooli moonlooka
Our Father who is above and beyond everything
Kooranyi noonak kori. Noonak waangk yoowarl koorl
Holy and sacred is your name. Your word will come here.
Birdiyar ngaala boodja noonook warn noonak kootanyi kaalak,
And be boss on your ground as you do in your holy and sacred home.
Nyinyak nyinyak nidja kedela ngaala mereny
Give us this day our daily bread.
Nyinya nyinyak ngaalang ngaala wara waariny
Forgive us our bad doings
Ngaalak nyinya nyinyak baalang ngiyan warn wara ngaalang
We forgive them who do bad to us.
Yoowart koori ngaalang moort-moort djooroot
Don’t take us to the struggling path
Maaman maar barabg ngaalang, djenak yoowart barang ngaalang
Father hold us so the devil doesn’t get us
Noonak waangk birdiyar
Your word is boss
Noonak moorditji, noonook ngaangk yira
You are strong, you are the rising sun
Kalyokool, kalykool
For ever and ever
Amen [Translated by the Nyoonga Elders from southern Western Australia]