Warwick Marsh has been married to Alison Marsh since 1975, and they have five children and nine grandchildren. Warwick and his wife live in Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. He is a family & faith advocate, social reformer, musician, TV producer, writer and public speaker.
In 1988, Warwick and Alison founded Australian Heart Music. Before this, Warwick worked in the Building Construction Industry. Mostly self-employed as a contractor, but for a time on wages where he was a member of the Builder’s Workers Union.
In 1990, Warwick left the building industry; he and his wife travelled extensively throughout Australia, performing in many Aboriginal communities, country towns, schools, pubs, jails, and churches. They also travelled around the world with their musical family, performing their original music and sharing the message of faith, family, hope and love.
Together with his family, Warwick recorded seven albums and produced many others. From 1995-98, Warwick worked with Indigenous Australians while coordinating the Praise Corroboree, which was an annual event featuring prayer and reconciliation held in Parliament House in Canberra.
In 1998, Warwick received a Father of the Year Award in the New South Wales Parliament. In 2001, he received a Centenary Medal from Australia’s Prime Minister for his Mission work and his work with Aboriginal people and youth. Warwick was one of many nominated for Australian of the Year in both 2008 & 2009.
In 2002 Warwick & Alison Marsh established the Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation to encourage fathers and promote excellence in fathering through web, TV, radio, research and policy development, educational programs and training the trainer.
In 2004, Warwick Marsh with Brian Pickering co-founded the National Day of Thanks, which continues to this day.
In 2010 Warwick Marsh, in cooperation with many other faith leaders, drafted the Canberra Declaration to support family, faith, life and freedom. The Canberra Declaration website has over 80,000 signees.
In 2011 Warwick Marsh, with other faith leaders who are passionate for prayer, helped establish the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.
Warwick is a leader in the Men’s and Family Movement, and he is well-known in Australia for his advocacy for children, marriage, manhood, family, fatherhood and faith. Warwick is passionate to encourage men to be great fathers and to know the greatest Father of all. The Father in Whom “there is no shadow of turning.”
Wollongong, NSW Australia
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