Minister may stir pot breaking cycle as TV guest host

David is a reverend at a local church and is appearing as a guest panelist on the Project next week. Picture:Jeff de Pasquale
David is a reverend at a local church and is appearing as a guest panelist on the Project next week. Picture:Jeff de Pasquale

Reverend David Ould (pictured) may have had more than luck on his side when he entered a competition to be a guest host on The Project on TV.

Tonight, Mr Ould, who is the minister at Glenquarie Anglican Church, will sit beside Dave Hughes, Carrie Bickmore and Charlie Pickering to discuss today's news and views.

Mr Ould, 39, is used to a diverse audience with a congregation that ranges from the ages of two to 92.

But speaking in front of hundreds of thousands of people is a different prospect.

"I'm not just nervous," he said. "[I'm] terrified. And excited as well — all mixed up together."

The Project is known for its occasional controversial and confronting nature, but Mr Ould said he wasn't looking to stir the pot — intentionally anyway.

Mr Ould, who is also chairman of the Break the Cycle Glenquarie charity, said he hoped his TV stint would raise the profile of the organisation that tries to "empower sustainable life choices and holistic care to people".

"At Break the Cycle we regularly see how hard some people are finding life and spend our energies trying to help them with lots of success," he said.

But why was he chosen for the panel? Was it divine intervention?

"I think they're always looking for something quirky," he said. "I think I break the usual stereotypes of wowser Christians."

Details: The Project, 6.30 tonight, Channel 10.

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