Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate & the Seven Mountains Mandate

Tom Tate Sue Baynes
Images: Mayor Tom Tate Facebook & YouTube

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate last month hired a Seven Mountains Mandate proponent as city pastoral advisor. In a 2019 video, Sue Baynes related how she sketched out a template for the mayor showing how to transform the Gold Coast “to look like the Kingdom of God.”

Seven Mountain Mandate

The Seven Mountains Mandate movement aims for Christians to gain control over seven crucial spheres of society in order to hasten the long-promised return of Jesus Christ. The much-delayed Messiah would then take his rightful place as world ruler.

The movement aims for Christians to take control of education, religion, family, business, government/military, arts/entertainment, and the media.

To learn more, read this excellent summation by David Hardacker at Crikey.

Sue Baynes

Sue Baynes described her first meeting with Tom Tate in her 2019 video.

“I heard the Lord say to me, Proverbs 29:2, When the righteous rule the city rejoices, but when the wicked are in power, the people groan.

“For the next two hours, I sat in that man’s office and he shared with tears in his eyes the story about how he became a Christian.

“For the next hour, I outlined for him, on a piece of A4 paper, the Seven Mountain Mandate.

“I drew it out and I said, ‘This can be a template for how we can see our city transformed by the power of God to look like the Kingdom of God’.”

Covert, under the radar, a little bit hidden

Baynes went on to describe how she provided informal counsel to Mayor Tom Tate.

“When you have an assignment from the king, that assignment might be covert or it might be overt.

“Other times God leads you to something that’s quite covert. It’s kind of under the radar, it’s a little bit hidden, and for me, that’s been my story with Tom.”

Tom Tate defended the employment of Sue Baynes in a statement to the ABC.

“All council employees, whether casual or permanent, are entitled to their personal views but must ensure when expressing those views online or in social media, that they make it clear their views are personal.

“I have every confidence that will be the case with this officer, who is employed on a casual basis.

“The position is within budget and has not added to my overall office staff numbers.”

Tom Tate described Sue Baynes’ role to the ABC as “on a casual basis, backfilling a current vacancy.”

However, Sue Baynes told a church breakfast in March that Tom Tate created the job for her.

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1 Comment

  1. Peter Turner
    4 April 2022

    Oh for God’s sake!! These Pentecostal nut jobs exert far too much influence for the 1% of Australians who count themselves as members. The recent resignation (read sacking) of their founder for sexual offences just underlines their fallability.

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