Fr. Rob Galea is an ordained Catholic Priest and is currently serving in Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria (Australia) after moving to Australia from Malta, his home country. He is a singer and songwriter with an international fan base. Apart from a series of recordings and CD releases, Fr. Rob has also written a number of songs for various campaigns and international conferences.
Fr. Rob has been featured in national newspapers, magazines and TV Shows around the world. He was a contestant in Australia's 2015 The X Factor and has recorded with several renowned artists such as pop idol Guy Sebastian, Ira Losco, Gary Pinto, Natasha Pinto and several other renowned artists, and has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Maher, Hillsong United and Darlene Zschech. After being selected to sing and write the English version of the official 2019 song Here I Am, The Servant of The Lord and the 2016 World Youth Day song Blessed are the Merciful, and the international version of the official 2008 World Youth Day song, Receive the Power, Fr. Rob entered the realm of the cast of musicians having performed in some key events before an estimated single live audience of 1,000,000 people. Whilst based in the Parish of St. Kilians Bendigo, Fr. Rob serves as a chaplain to the Catholic College (High School), local LaTrobe University campus and also is the founder and serving director FRG Ministry. Fr. Rob Galea has a significant evangelistic and outreach ministry, speaking and singing at schools, conferences and churches around Australia and the world.
He and his team currently minister to over 400,000 young people each year, carrying Christ’s message of hope and relationship with Jesus to all they encounter. Fr. Rob’s passion is to draw others to the heart of God. He believes that music and film are an important instrument in helping people understanding the need for intimacy with God. Fr. Rob has released seven music projects to date and has released several short films. In all this, whilst greatly appreciating his gift of music and art, he recognises that before everything he is a follower of Christ, a priest and only then, an artist. In 2008 Fr. Rob, together with the late Bishop Joe Grech, founded the Stronger Youth Program - a series of youth retreats, rallies and small groups which are run around the Sandhurst and Melbourne Australian Dioceses. By God’s grace, Stronger is fast becoming one of Australia’s largest Catholic youth movements.
This interview took place at the Salt + Light Studios in Toronto, Canada on June 28, 2018
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