Organisation & History

Khesed Ministries' directors, John & June Blacket, have been at the frontline of rebuilding nations through encouraging and facilitating the ministry of indigenous leaders for many years.

After a number of years of involvement with Aborigines in NSW and NT, John had a vision of God lighting a fire of revival among Aborigines which would spread to non-Aborigines and beyond Australia.

Khesed Ministries was established in 1989 to further facilitate this vision.

In more recent years, Khesed Ministries focus has broadened from local ministry into resourcing and mentoring indigenous Christian leaders, and helping them to reach out to other nations with the whole Gospel.

The name 'Khesed' is derived from the Hebrew term 'khesed bereeth' in Deuteronomy 7: 9, 12. It is pronounced 'kay-sed' and means God's covenant of love, kindness, mercy, pity.

God's mercy extends to all people/cultural groups, especially the despised and suffering.

Khesed Ministries is an apostolic and prophetic expression of God's covenant love to the church and the world, as well as being a bridge between indigenous people and others.

Khesed Ministries actively networks with a wide range of indigenous leaders, groups and organisations in the Body of Christ in Australia and beyond. Over the years, this has included Australian Indigenous Christian Ministries, United Aboriginal & Islander Christian Congress, Wycliffe Bible Translators, International Reconciliation Coalition, Praise Corroboree, World Christian Gatherings on Indigenous People, Island Breeze, Southern Cross Ministries, Spear Makers, Central Australian Christian Convention.

Khesed is also involved in aspects of culturally relevant Christian education, producing books and DVDs for indigenous Christians and the wider church. This includes leadership training, storytelling, marriage and family life, and Biblical covenant.

Khesed Ministries is an Association incorporated in Western Australia in 1989, with a Board and Advisors including Pastor Joseph Selvan [Chairman], Ps James Goss, Pastor Robin Cullen, Rodney Rivers, Robin Walker, Robert Capp, Ps Tim Edwards, Rev Will Pickett, Rev Dan & Sue Armstrong and John & June Blacket [Directors]. Our financial books are audited annually by Ray Darch.