Christian Witness Ministries (CWM) is committed to spreading the Bible based Gospel (Good News) of Christ and to maintaining "the faith which was once [for all] delivered unto the saints" - Jude 3.
With this mission in mind CWM , fearlessly identifies the teachers in the church who spread aberrant non-biblical teaching, their false works and utterances, that abound in our time. While we believe in the present day reality of the Holy Spirit and His work in and through the believer in the fruit and the gifts we are opposed to the Toronto Blessing and to the Pensacola and Revival Now type of movements, which we are convinced are not of God.
In fact it is our conviction that these are part of the end time deceptions of which our Lord and the apostles warned. CWM is biblical in basis, evangelical in emphasis, and evangelistic in purpose. We endeavour to follow Paul the apostle's example in preaching the good news of Christ - "HIM we preach, WARNING every man and TEACHING every man in all wisdom, that we may PRESENT every man MATURE in Christ Jesus" - Colossians 1:28 to both Jews & Gentiles.
Philip Powell launched Christian Witness Ministries in 1994, when he began to publish the bimonthly journal entitled Contending EARNESTLY for THE Faith (CETF) out of Hamilton, New Zealand. This is a faith venture, which has prospered under the good hand of the Lord to the point that there are now clearing offices in Australia and Britain as well as in New Zealand.
Philip was been a preacher of the Gospel since the age of fourteen. In 1959 he pastored a Church in Brisbane, Australia when he was twenty. With Kathleen he pastored a Church in Britain for sixteen years, two Churches in Australia for a total of ten years and pioneered and pastored a Church in New Zealand for twelve months.
In addition he has lectured in Bible Colleges and travelled extensively in itinerant ministry and short term missionary work in a number of countries in both hemispheres. From 1989 to 1992 he served as National General Secretary of Assemblies of God in Australia and Editor of the monthly Australian Evangel for most of that time.
Regrettably Philip passed away in 2015 however, after a break of 12 months, publication has resumed with a new editor - B. Michael Bigg and is associated with a local church - Christian Witness Ministries Fellowship.