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ACC Structure and Governance

The Assembly of Confessing Congregations (ACC) holds an Annual Assembly Meeting (and conference).

At this Assembly, the National Council (governing body of 12 members) is elected, including the ACC officers; Chair, Deputy Chair and Secretary.

The ACC has a number of specialist task groups or commissions: 

Theology and Ecumenical Relationships

Discipleship and Evangelism

Social Responsibility

Cross Cultural


Network Gathering of State Leaders. 

Prayer Network. 

Board of Management



Robert Iles Memorial Trust

George Robert Iles (1949-2009) was a pastor, theologian and apologetic, passionate about Jesus. Born in Fremantle, Western Australia, he grew up with a love for the ocean and a thirst for travel, body building, sport, music and life itself. He was influenced early on by the radio ministry of Herbert W. Armstrong and felt a call to ministry in his mid-twenties when he discovered that God was ‘for' him and not a distant, authoritative God. He moved to Adelaide to study at Parkin Wesley Theological College, met his best friend Murray Earl and his future wife, Janis. After graduation, George embarked on six years in his first parish at Waikerie Uniting Church, where his daughter Susannah died and his other two children were born. After this, his lifelong love of study took him and his family to the United States to complete a Masters at Fuller Seminary where he pastored at Knox Presbyterian church as well. During this time he decided to become known by Robert, his middle name. He returned to Adelaide where he ministered in the Uniting Church at Tusmore Memorial 8 years, Golden Grove 13 years and Walkerville 2 years. In 1994 he completed his Doctor of Philosophy through Kensington University; his dissertation being ‘A Study of Key Writings of Soren Kierkegaard and Their Relationship to Sartrean Existentialism'. He was a voracious reader of all things theological, fiction, books on submarines and latterly health. His work as a pastor was something to which he was dedicated and he was much loved by his own and church families. He was strong on the authority of scripture and while never seeking the limelight, he was fearless in providing orthodox leadership in doctrine and theology and promoting the relevance of God's word to emerging social issues of the day. 

The Robert Iles Memorial Trust Fund (The Assembly of Confessing Congregations Inc. is the Trustee) was established in memory of Robert in 2011 to celebrate and further his teaching and ministry, which were noted for their focus on the gospel and bringing a biblical perspective to contemporary public issues in society and the world. It has been generously supported by his friends and colleagues and congregations where he had been Pastor.  A continuing initiative is the publication of Robert's sermons and writings on a blog at http://ilesblog.com. For those wishing to support the Fund, further details are available by writing to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or The Secretary, Robert Iles Memorial Trust Fund, PO Box 495, Walkerville, South Australia 5081.