About Us

The Message of the Cross Ministries International Network is a Pentecostal Full Gospel Church affiliated with Send the Rain Ministries World Missions Fellowship that is committed to taking God’s Redemption Plan – the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – the Message of the Cross to our nation.  We do serve as both a local church and International Missions ministry.

 Our vision is to see souls come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and Him crucified (Romans 3:23 KJV; John 3:16 KJV; 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV).

Our mission is see souls saved (John 3:16 KJV) and baptized in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with an unknown tongue (Acts 2:4 KJV); for saints to live a holy life according to the Word of God (Romans 12:1-2 KJV); to train up those who are called by God to preach the Gospel of Christ crucified in the ordinance of his Holy word (2 Tim 2:15, 20, 21b KJV).

What’s New

New Senior Minister

Praising God that we have a pleasure of welcoming Senior Minister Martin Canales on board!

Crossfire Support Services under new governance

The Message of the Cross Indigenous Corporation, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, registered June 2020, takes over Crossfire Support Services


Our Giving Program has been released! Every bit helps


$5.00 | $10.00 | $20.00




  • The Cross of Christ Revival Rally Australia 2021 dates have been set!

The Ministry leadership has locked in the dates for 6 – 8 April 2021 at Ipswich Showgrounds. For more information refer to  The Cross of Christ Revival Rally Australia page.

Location: Shop 3, 7 Bell Street, Ipswich Qld 4305.  Office Hours:  All services open Monday, Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am – 4pm, Fri 10am – 3pm, Sat 9am – 2pm. Closed Sundays. 

Parking: Easy access to and from the Ipswich Translink Station.  15 min parking available corner Brisbane & Bell Sts, free parking on Ellenborough Streets near the park a short walk to the shop.







  • Donate to support God’s work

  • The Message of the Cross Ministries International Network Affiliating Partnerships with us in the Great Commission

Learn more how to affiliate with us kicks off in January 2020.  Read more.

  • The Gospel e-Bulletin

‘The Gospel’ is published every fourth month for all Sonlife Broadcasting Network media church members and the Body Christ to submit contributions that pertain to spreading the Message of the Cross in our nation.  Contributions for publication that provide encouragement, sharing testimonies, even a Word in season are most welcome, for more information please refer to our Publications Guide below.

The Gospel e-Bulletin Publications Guide

January 2020

May 2020

September 2020




  • No scheduled.




The Outback for Christ 2020 video clip

Women of the Cross in the Desert Conference Boulia 2020 is cancelled.  For more information refer to wotcministries.com.au.




  • Church Services has begun

  • Senior Minister Martin Canales ministering God’s word



  • Cross Preaching Church Kenya

This ministry supports Pastor David Njoroge from Kenya who has been called by God to build a Cross preaching church based in Thika where he also lives.  If you’d like to support this ministry, please email us for more information.





Photo: Martin Canales DCPM, MBA, MIB, MGPM Civil Engineer (left),  Senior Minister


  • Martin Canales | Senior Minister 

M: 0438 126 804 | E: tmotcministriesint@outlook.com

Photo: Venus De Busch (left),  Rally Organiser and Louise De Busch (right), Pastor/Rally Organiser


  • Venus De Busch | Rally Organiser

M: 0428 628 581 | E: tmotcministriesint@outlook.com


  • Louise De Busch | Pastor/Rally Organiser

M: 0403 219 319 | E: tmotcministriesint@outlook.com


Head Office Contacts:

  • The Message of the Cross Ministries International Network | PO Box 567, Ipswich Qld 4305 | Telephone: 07 3088 9665 | Office email is tmotcministriesint@outlook.com





verse of the month

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV


Please allow us the privilege of joining our faith with yours in prayer. We believe that God answers prayer and we will keep your information in strict confidence.



  • The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God. ( Ps. 119; Mat. 4:4; Lk. 24:27 )
  • There is one God, eternally co-existent in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. ( I Jn.5:7 )
  • In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His Sinless Life, in His Miracles, in His Vicarious and atoning Death, in His Bodily Resurrection, in His Ascension to the Right Hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this Earth in Power and Glory to rule a thousand years. (Jn.1:1-4;Eph.2:13-18;Rev.Chpts.19-20 )
  • In the Blessed Hope – the Rapture of the Church at Christ’s Coming. ( I Thess.4:13-18 )
  • The only means of being cleansed from sin is through Repentance and Faith in the Precious Blood of Christ.( Rom.5:1;Eph.2:8-9,13-18 )
  • Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal Salvation. (Jn.3:5-8;Titus 3:5)
  • The Redemptive Work of Christ on the Cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.( Ex.15:25-26;James 5:14-15;I Pet.2:24 )
  • The Baptism with the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to Believers who ask for it.( Acts 2:4;10:44-46;19:1-7 )
  • In the Sanctifying Power of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.( Rom.6:3-14;8:1-2,11 )
  • In the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to Everlasting Life and the other to everlasting damnation.( Rev.20:5-6,11-15 )



This is the most important question in human existence and one whose answer is clearly outlined in scripture. In order to be saved we must first realize our true state of sinfulness before God and know that He alone can save us, cleanse us, and give us eternal life. Scripture tells us that Jesus is the only way and we can not have access to God through anyother means. In fact, in John 14:6, Jesus plainly stated…”I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”God Loves You!God loves you so much that he made a way for you, through the shed blood of his son so that you might be able to spend eternity with Him. “For God so loved the world that he gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life” ( Jn. 3:16 ).