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Who We Are2018-08-15T08:28:48+00:00

The Vision of Kingdom Investors is to activate Christian men and women in the marketplace, encouraging them to engage in their Kingdom assignments, and teaching them to attract the favour of God so that they can multiply their businesses beyond their natural capacities to fund their local churches and influence the transformation of the marketplace into the world’s first Sheep Nation (Matt 25).

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In recent years there has been a positive wave of Kingdom Business activities in Australia, and I can genuinely say that Kingdom Investors has the rare magnitude to bring scalable kingdom influence to our country.

Alex Lau – CEO & Head of Strategy
SEESHARP www.seesharpgroup.com.au

Our Mission

  • To teach you to prosper in business
  • To teach you how and why you should fund your spiritual covering, typically your local church
  • To help you to find and activate your personal assignment
  • To show you how to trade God’s way in the marketplace
  • To bring you networking and business opportunities to help you grow your influence and wealth to fund the Kingdom of God.
  • To give you the opportunity to be part of an organisation with a strategic vision to create the World’s first Sheep Nation (Matt 25) to use as a benchmark for all other nations to follow.

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OUR FOUNDER

DAVE HODGSON

Dave grew up in Africa during the turbulent ’60s and ’70s.  He was conscripted into the Rhodesian Army and joined the SAS.  He fought behind enemy lines against two armies across three countries for four years.

Thereafter Dave joined the highly secretive Selous Scouts and fought undercover with that unit and served as a Tracking and Survival Instructor for a further four years.  He left the Special Forces and fought as a mercenary for two years.

Forced to leave Zimbabwe and stateless, Dave became a commercial saturation diver in the oil and gas fields of South East Asia and Japan.  Eventually he immigrated to Australia, where he came to know the Lord Jesus during an amazing encounter with the Lord at a Reinhart Bonnke Crusade.

Dave is the Founder and MD of the Australian based Paladin Group of Companies which owns over $850 million worth of Business Acquisitions.  Paladin has interests in Energy, IT, Water Infrastructure, Health and Fitness, Telco Asset Management, and Investment Banking, and has businesses in Australia, US, UK, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mauritius and Belize.

Dave is a sought-after speaker having delivered 78 lectures on 5 continents in 2017.  His lectures are presented at conferences, seminars, business groups, churches, universities, radio and television, and at economic summits all over the world.

In 2007 Dave founded Kingdom Investors, a marketplace ministry which has spread around Australia and Overseas.  KI is heading up a strategic vision to create the world’s first “Sheep Nation” in Australia, as portrayed by Jesus in Matthew 25.  In 2016 Dave founded the ASP Movement (www.aspmovement.org) as an executive arm of KI, with a mandate to unite Christians, other faiths, the secular community, and Government, into a single body to establish a Just Nation powered by The Preferred Economy.  ASP Movement is expanding around the world.

Dave has been married to Merlene for 36 years, they have 5 adult “children”, 8 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

We are only a young company and have only recently been exposed to KI, but already we can see that building our business on the biblical principles taught by the KI team will position us for God to bring supernatural increase for substantial kingdom impact.”

Andrew Lennox, Director, Lennox Planning and Development Pty Ltd, www.lennoxplandev.com

THE KINGDOM INVESTORS LEADERSHIP TEAM

Merlene Hodgson

MERLENE HODGSON  

Merlene Hodgson graduated from Drake Secretarial College in Johannesburg South Africa in 1983 with an Advanced Executive Secretarial Diploma examined by Pitman of London. Merlene has had extensive experience in a variety of industries in Australia and overseas. She has worked in casinos, hotels, schools, engineering and finance companies. She is responsible for the development of accounting and operational systems and procedures pertaining to the Paladin Group and oversees the financial management, organisation, training and administration of the Group.

Merlene is also the Managing Director of Fernwood Women’s Health Club and Day Spa located in Woden ACT where she manages 40+ staff and oversees the running of the club in all areas including: Occupational Health and Safety, Training, Compliance, Policy and Legislation, Reporting and Evaluation, Sales, Marketing, and Budgeting for Club and Day Spa. Fernwood Woden recently moved from Westfield into new premises and Merlene managed the $250,000 design and fit-out of the new club which has been critically acclaimed as setting a new standard in women’s health clubs in Canberra.

Merlene Hodgson

DAVID LESLIE

David Leslie is a business man, philanthropist and speaker. He is currently the Managing Director and owner of Crestcorp International (www.crestcorp.com.au ). A company with a passion to invest, build and acquire businesses to fund the Kingdom.

David is one of the leaders of the ASP Movement (www.aspmovement.org) with Dave Hodgson and owner of other ministry organisations. This includes Soul Focus Ministries (https://www.facebook.com/soulfocusministries/), an Evangelistic organisation that was formed after David was trained by CFAN (Reinhard Bonnke) in 2008 that conducts crusades and teaches the church to infiltrate every sphere of society by activating the Kingdom of God. To date they have conducted 17 crusades and impacted millions with the Gospel.

David has a diverse background with experience in Information Technology, Merchant Banking, Executive Consulting, Education Services, Childcare, Property and Missions. David’s background includes executive consulting and coaching to business professionals, Fortune 500 companies, sporting stars, politicians, pastors and CEO’s of major corporations in Australia.

David is passionate about ushering in the Kingdom of God and teaches regularly at business conferences and churches nationally and internationally. His main focus when teaching at any church is helping activate those in the marketplace (97% of any church) activate their assignment, do things Gods way and become influential in bringing Gods Kingdom to Earth.

David is married with 3 children and resides on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

 KINGDOM INVESTORS NATIONAL  LEADERS

Merlene Hodgson

JOHN DINGEMANSE – VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

ohn Dingemanse is a Kingdom entrepreneur who has founded, built up and operated numerous businesses in a range of industry sectors including Property, Professional Services, Construction and Engineering, Telecommunications, Water Management and Resources.

As a project manager/architectural designer by training, he has designed and delivered many notable development projects throughout Australia, each of which demonstrate striking aesthetic, ecologically sustainable design (ESD) and provision of significant social benefit.

John founded his first business at the age of 25, establishing a building business that within 10 years was the largest construction company in Tasmania with a 2016 equivalent turnover exceeding $150m which still operates successfully today. Since 2000 he has continued to establish new enterprises, build them up to strong profitability and then on-sell. One of those companies; Tastel, was purchased by Bendigo Bank and another; ElectroPulse was sold to it’s management team.

John is highly regarded for his creative strength, passion for innovation and focus on true sustainability. As both a business and social entrepreneur he has received national acclaim for his achievements; while his company’s projects have received numerous awards for innovation and sustainability.

John is the Founder and CEO of CBM Sustainability Group, a group of companies involved in project initiation, development and delivery in a number of industry sectors including property, mining, agri-business and renewable energy.

CBM Sustainability employs professionals in Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, Environmental Management and Commercial Services, who embrace the company’s ethos of corporate social and environmental responsibility.

John’s vision is to see leaders in business, community and government work together strategically, through enterprise development, towards social improvement in Australia as well as in developing nations.

Through his unique expertise and his corporate profile, John has been successful in leading and influencing positive change in business and commerce as well as the Australian church community, thereby seeing many people benefit as a result of well-considered sustainable development.

John is a strong advocate of environmental and social enhancement becoming the norm in business and through CBM Sustainability Group, he applies the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development to demonstrate how projects can be undertaken without harm to the environment and bringing benefits to the whole community.

John has been married to Aileen for some 35 years and they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.

Two of their sons, Liam and Sam Dingemanse are part of the CBM Sustainability Team and serve as Executive Directors of the family companies.

In addition to his roles in various companies, John serves on the Board of a number of community organisations including Impact Group (based in NSW), iSEE Church (based in QLD) and Freelife Church and Youth Futures (based in Tas).

Merlene Hodgson

BOBBY AITKEN – PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Bobby is a business improvement expert, having spent the last 12 years working across multiple industries, nations and cultures tackling significant business problems and leading sustainable change delivering many millions of dollars of benefit.

Bobby is the Founder and Managing Director of Momentum Improvement Partners Pty Ltd a business improvement consulting, coaching and training organisation servicing small, medium and large organisations throughout WA.

He holds a BSc in Business Computing, a Master Black Belt certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Business Improvement), and a Master of Arts in Applied Coaching.

Bobby has been married to the beautiful Nadia for 17 years, they have two teenage sons and a baby daughter. Born in the north east of Scotland he has been a resident in, and now citizen of, Australia since 2004.

In addition to serving in his local church in the north east of Perth, he has been involved in the support and establishment of many ministries in the marketplace environment of WA; from the 24-7 Prayer event for CHOGM, to Kingdom Investors WA, Perth Prayer and The Bridge Centre.

A bloke who likes a challenge in 2013 he completed the Busselton IronMan event and is currently taking on another two Masters degrees; an MSc in Applied Statistics, and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies

Merlene Hodgson

PASTOR SUZETTE TORTI – QLD, AUSTRALIA

With over 20 years experience in ministry, Suzette has led a full and varied life.

When Suzette found herself a single mother with six small children to support, she came to Christ in a miraculous way. In her time of need, her relationship with Jesus helped her to withstand difficult circumstances. She completed Bible College and became first a lecturer and then Dean of Word of Faith Bible College on the Gold Coast, as well as guest lecturing at Faith Works Bible College in Brisbane.

God called her back into business where she worked for a building company and then a registered training organisation, eventually holding the position of General Manager of three colleges in South East Queensland with a team of over 80 people. During this time she gained valuable skills in business and management. Her next assignment was at Jerry Savelle’s Bible College on the Gold Coast and from there she was encouraged to plant Open Heaven Ministries.

In addition to her role as Senior Pastor at Open Heaven Ministries, Suzette is also employed by a construction company to pray and intercede for the fullness of God’s will to be outworked in the company. A qualified life coach, she does team training for business and motivational speaking engagements.