ABOUT THE AUTHOR | DIAMONDS IN THE DARK
Heather is the author of Diamonds in the Dark. She was born on September 14, 1956. She was the eldest of three sisters and grew up in a loving Christian family in England. She studied at Gypsy Hill Teachers Training College in Kingston, (not far from Wimbledon, where the English tennis finals are held each year). It was during her final year at college that she met Len Magee, who was one of Britain’s most loved gospel singers at that time. As the prayer secretary in the Christian Union, she booked Len to sing at one of their college outreaches. He was also Pastor of a large church in the South of England.
Well! It was love at first sight. From selling Len’s gospel albums in the local Christian bookshop, she became his wife! They married in July 1977 at Heather’s home church, Halford House, in Richmond (just outside of London).
They pastored together until they moved to Australia in 1981. Len had grown up there as a child until he came to England at the age of 21. After his conversion, studying at Bible College and getting married, he felt a strong call to return to Australia. It was not as easy for Heather, but she willingly (albeit painfully) left father and mother, sisters and lifelong friends, to travel halfway across the world to a country she’d only ever learned about at school.
Len and Heather arrived in Australia with their 18-month old son Matthew, ready to start a completely new life. Their only daughter, Hannah was born during the following year – and so their young family was complete.
Len and Heather have now been in ministry together for almost 40 years. Len preaches and teaches. Heather leads the worship team, writes many of the worship songs they sing and plays keyboard in the band. Sometimes she also preaches. They are currently living on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, in one of the most beautiful parts of the most spectacular countries in the world. (Well, someone has to)!
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