Multi-award winning gospel artist coming to Queensland


    Award winning singer and songwriter Peter Shurley will be touring around Queensland in July and August as he performs free concerts.

    Kicking off the tour on Wednesday 30 July, Peter will visit local churches to share his gospel music and passion for mission as a long-term supporter and ambassador for Compassion Australia.
    “Through touring there is a great privilege in sharing music that inspires and encourages others in faith,” says Peter.
    “But I really love sharing my family’s 25 year journey with Compassion that saw us sponsor two girls in India for almost 20 years. It is great seeing the end result of lives totally transformed through child sponsorship.”
    Peter was invited by the founder of Compassion Australia, Laurie McCowan, to become the first ambassador for Compassion’s work. He has since visited Compassion child development centres in Asia many times and seen over 1000 children sponsored through his work as an ambassador.
    “We love partnering with talented people like Peter who share our heart for children living in poverty,” says Compassion Australia CEO Tim Hanna.
    “Peter was one of the people who helped take Compassion into a new season, using his incredible talents and his platform to talk about children living in poverty. Compassion has been working in Australia for over 30 years, and Peter has been on a journey with us for over two-thirds of that time. 
    “We are very grateful for the Christian musicians, communicators, athletes, performers and organisations who share their time, talents and voices with our ministry and the children we seek to release from poverty.”
    As a former Queenslander, Peter is excited to share his passion for music and children living in poverty throughout the tour.
    “I'm looking forward to visiting towns that I haven't been to for many years,” says Peter.
    “As Queensland was home for over 10 years, it's always one of my favourite places to tour.”
    Tour details:
    Peter will be visiting Ingham, Bowen, Mackay, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Brisbane. For locations and times please visit
    Contact Details
    Berlinda Fortin, Compassion Australia Media Specialist: T: 02 4935 5000 ext. 1238 or E:

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