After becoming a Creative Director in a leading advertising agency in London England, Tony’s life took a radical change of direction when he was challenged to pursue the call Christ makes to all his followers to care for the poor, feed the hungry and fight for justice for the oppressed.
Tony was instrumental in the early growth of the international Christian relief and development charity Tearfund. He went on to found his own communications agency serving many leading Christian and secular charities and organizations in the UK, Europe and USA for over 20 years.
In 1995, Tony was appointed a Vice-President of Compassion International and was responsible for global development. His wide-ranging responsibilities included global marketing, branding and launching Compassion in a number of new partner countries from the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy to South Korea.
For more than 40 years Tony has traveled to over 50 countries and witnessed indescribable poverty, suffering and man’s inhumanity to man. But in every place he’s visited, he has found committed Christians and vibrant churches at the forefront of caring for the poorest and most vulnerable.
It was in Uganda after one of these many encounters that his God-given vision for Live58 was born and which ultimately led him to produce the movie 58. Tony’s believes God has called him ‘to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable’; and this is what drives his passion to see an awakening of the church worldwide to follow God’s call to care for the poor and fight injustice.
He longs to see Christians all over the world experiencing the joy and promises perfectly expressed in Isaiah 58, that when we ‘spend ourselves on behalf of the hungry, and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.’