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So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
- Psalm 78:72

Peter Stanton

Peter Stanton

Life FM President

Peter has a Radio and TV career spanning 60 years. In Melbourne at 3DB, ABC: 3LO, 3AR, Radio Australia and ChristianTV, and Sydney at Anglican TV, CEO Anglican Radio, 2CH, Hope103.2. He studied Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne University. Peter has 3 adult children, lives in Elmore and worships at Elmore Anglican.


Bruce Claridge

Life FM Vice President

Bruce has been a pastor in his hometown of Bendigo since 1980. He has two adult children and four Grandchildren. Bruce has a Masters Degree in Theology and was the founding pastor of Victory Christian College as well as Senior Pastor of Victory Church in Bendigo for 17 years. He is now the Victorian Country Manager for Sports Chaplaincy Australia where he is responsible for placing Christian chaplains into sporting clubs.

Sandra Hosking

Sandra Hosking

Life FM Secretary

Sandra Hosking grew up in a Christian family and can’t remember a time when God was not a part of her life. At different stages of life she has served on kindergarten, school, and church boards, as Sunday School teacher, Kids’ Club leader, church newsletter editor, Worship leader, and Elder.

Sandra’s active involvement with Life FM began in 2016, presenting Talking Life on Monday mornings. In 2017 she began assisting with administrative tasks and took on the role of Volunteer Coordinator.

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Sharon Gleeson

Life FM Treasurer 

Sharon moved to Bendigo when she was 19 to go to University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business. It was while she was at Uni that Sharon accepted Jesus Christ as her saviour and friend at the age of 20. In 1989 Sharon married a local Bendigo boy, Steve, and they attend Bendigo Baptist Church. They have two wonderful children, Jacqui (23) and Jordan (21). Sharon have been an accountant in public practice for 32 years and was an owner/partner at Strategem for 14 years and recently sold her partnership and is now self employed managing their own share portfolio.

Sharon’s current Board/Committee roles:

  1. Bendigo Baptist Church Treasurer.
  2. Bendigo Baptist Community Care Inc. Treasurer.
  3. Women in Figures Chair.

Sharon have been blessed to be able to contribute her skills to Gods work and she looks forward to contributing to the work of the Lord at Central Victorian Gospel Radio Inc. – 105.1 Life FM


Keith Bailey

I have lived all my life in Bendigo, have been a member of the Baptist Church for many years. My connection with CVGR goes back to its very beginnings in the 1980s when we broadcast from Mt. Alexander. Over the years I have served on the Management Committee, helped with working bees and done programming. And more recently have been doing a program each Sunday afternoon.

I believe that radio has the unique opportunity to reach into every home in this city. I am prepared to serve on the committee in support of our President and General Manager.

We are entering a new phase of our ministry with new premises of our very own. I feel my greatest contribution will be to help with the establishment of the new building and its ongoing maintenance.

My prayer and desire is to see people’s lives being changed and renewed through the impact of the Gospel, which we continue to bring to the citizens of the City, through Life FM.

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Virginia McDonald

Virginia moved to Bendigo with husband Brendan recently to be involved in the new church Common Ground. Virginia felt a real call to this area. Through inward and physical healing through Christ has got a foundation. Virginia has 3 kids and is really keen to support families. She also works as an orthoptist part time with vision Australia as she has a heart for people with special needs. Virginia wants to be a voice that speaks for those who are not able and she has enjoyed the way Life FM has gathered people together from different churches.


John McKay

John is a Radio technician by trade, having been introduced to radio when he was just 16. He was recently been married to Cindy and now has a beautiful baby.

John has now been involved in radio for 8 years and he brings a lot of experience in the technical side of things and also around the policy.

Accepted Christ at age 9 and it has been a slow process since then. Has seen Jesus permeate all ways of life. Passionate about Christian community radio. Life FM is the main platform for Christian radio in Bendigo and he wants to see it continue to be relevant for Christians and reaching out.


Jono Phillips

Hi my name is Jonathan Phillips. I’m 41 years old and live in Maiden Gully. I have had a long interest in Central Victorian Gospel Radio as far back as the caravans on the mountain having answered phones and co-presented with Ian Nicholas a couple of times and of course listened over the life of the station.

My brief bio: I was raised in a Christian family and came to accept Jesus as my own Saviour at the ripe old age of 4. I was baptised at about 12 yrs of age and have attended Baptist Churches most of my life. As a family we have attended Kangaroo Flat Baptist Church for the past 9 years and was on staff there as Associate Pastor for the past 2 years. I have recently finished my role there and we are currently on a pilgrimage around several different churches in Bendigo just to see what God is doing.

Having moved around the country a bit with my work as a Paramedic I have enjoyed Christian Radio Stations in various locations and saw a real need for a positive and relevant Christian Station in Bendigo. I was delighted when LifeFM came on the radio full time. My family has the radio locked on 105.1 in the car and love the music and presenters – some whom they personally know.

I would love to be involved in a deeper way and now having a bit more time having finished up at KFBC can see that this would be something positive to engage in moving forward. Radio is such a great medium both locally and globally reaching such a broad cross-section of people. I see really bright things in the future for LifeFM and would love to be part of it.