Interview with Sandra and Will Dumas by Tanya Riches
Pastors Sandra and Will Dumas are senior pastors of Ganggalah Church in Tweed Heads, NSW. They
are also the Australian Christian Churches’ (ACC) national Indigenous Initiative leaders. Pastor Sandra Dumas is
a Bundjalung woman and Pastor Will Dumas a Birripi/Dunghutti man. Within this interview they discuss their
testimony of how they came to faith, outlining the significant leaders Amelia and Alan Watego in Tweed, and
Dick and Yvonne and their experiences in the Australian church, as well as their understanding of The Dreaming
and how it interacts with their faith. They explain the historical reasoning behind why Aboriginal leaders in the
Pentecostal church today promote revitalising cultural forms.
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