Testimonials

Mayor Greg Piper’s Comment on the Womens Forum

Mayor’s Column – 1 September 2010 25/8/2010 Two weeks ago, I attended the opening of the Lake Macquarie Women’s Forum 2010 at Toronto. It was an inaugural event, organised by the Quigley Co-operative Women’s Initiative and was opened by the NSW Governor, Professor Marie Bashir. The event sought to empower women in their personal lives and to inform on a wide range of health, and other women’s issues. More than 400 people from all walks of life attended this free event that aimed to assist local women achieve their career aspirations and creative pursuits through providing inspiration and support. The Women’s Initiative works to create supportive friendships between women of all ages and cultures providing weekly workshops where women share…

Bill Brill, Senior Pastor, Beachside Christian Fellowship

“Francine Bell: Guaranteed no-one will be bored when Francine is on the platform. Her ability to engage the audience and to touch the heart and the head is just fantastic. Francine was an unknown quantity to us when she first came to our church having been recommended by a friend. I reckon you can gauge how well a person has connected with people by how many come back for the second session. We had people turn up at our night service that I don’t think we have ever seen at a night service before. Francine has an awesome singing voice. She speaks and sings from the heart and connects easily with people. She is one of those people that remembers…

Barbara Gleeson, President, Newcastle Night Aglow

“Francine Bell came to Newcastle Night Aglow Fellowship and ministered to our women in 2009. Attendance was full on the night as word spread for Francine is well known, respected and loved. She is a woman who carries a strong presence of the Lord and a genuine love for people. In all of the heightened status she has achieved, there is a grounded humility at the base of the confidence she wears; for she knows her authority is God’s and has a true balance of walking in His authority with humility. It is beautiful to be around her. What I witnessed with Francine in our meeting was a woman who is not afraid to be real, and in her realness,…

Claire O’Brien, Former Student

“Hi Francine, I’m not to sure if you remember me but I sang with you in the Gospel ‘Quar’ back in good old 2003 and 2004. We had such a great time and I will always remember the feeling of looking forward to coming to sing with you and Terrance! I have been working with my choir in my school in Sydney and have hit a bit of a wall! I am looking for inspiration and assistance to get these girls singing like they’ve never sung before! And you are definitely the person to do this! I was wondering if you are interested in coming to do a vocal workshop with them and me (I need all the help I…

Makaylie Foodey, Telstra Road to Tamworth Peoples Choice Award Winner 2010

“I have been singing and performing since I was 3 years old! It has been a very strong passion of mine since a very young age! I first heard about Francine through a friend and I attended one of her sessions of Inside the Alien Head, I was so interested in Francine’s teaching techniques that I decided to get weekly singing lessons! Francine’s outlook on music and performing was an instant inspiration to me. Francine’s drive and enthusiasm is so infectious that you cannot help but want to better yourself! I have worked with a number of teachers and mentors over the past 10 years and no one has inspired me like Francine does! Francine always taught me that the…

Kathy Charlton

“Francine, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your program on Rhema on Sunday mornings. I was a fan of Mahalia Jackson when I was a teenager & my friends couldn’t understand why!!! Also love those guys from Alabama but can never remember their name. I love the rich tapestry you present. God bless you & your amazing team. xx” Kathy Charlton…

Keryl P Fedrick, Town Co-ordinator, Toronto

“Good Morning Francine, I would like to thank you sincerely for agreeing to participate in our Carols By The Lake 2009 on Toronto foreshore. I had not met with you prior and was unsure as to what to expect. WOW! The way you engaged with the audience immediately was quite spectacular to watch and that alone is a rarity to witness. Your first song Go Tell It On The Mountain, I have never heard such a rendition and I have goose bumps now thinking about how you interpreted it. Bravo! to you Francine, your own compositions were so appropriate, heart-felt and mesmerising. It has been a true joy to meet with you, hear you perform and I am hoping you…

Alana Cafe, Student, TDP Participant

“Hi Francine, I met you today at the Talent Development Project workshop. I was so inspired by your lesson with us, and after listening to your singing, I have enormous respect for you as a performer….” Alana Cafe Student, Participant in the Talent Development Project…