Deb Candler

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About Deb

Pastor Deborah Candler lives on the Gold Coast with husband Philip who manages an international boat building company. They have children and grandchildren all serving in various churches in Queensland and Melbourne. Deb has a background in dentistry and community oral health education but has been pastoring for nearly 20 years. She has 18 years experience lecturing with various Bible Colleges and has graduate certificates in Theology and a Master of Arts in Ministry. She is currently delivering the MATE course (Motivating Action Through Empowerment), a domestic violence awareness course in collaboration with the combined churches on the Gold Coast and Griffith University. Her aim is to have every church equipped and changing the culture that supports our nations wound. Deb is also ridiculously ‘one eyed’ about mentoring and contracts to Christian schools and churches mentoring staff.


  • She has just authored her second book which will be released mid 2021. Watch this space!


  • Loving life and family - and ever so grateful to call ACD her extended family! ​