The Rev Hon. Fred Nile is the leader of the Christian Democratic party from its beginning, he is also the longest serving member of the New South Wales parliament. First elected to the NSW Legislative Council 1981 as a member of the Call to Australia, which has become the current Christian Democratic Party in 1999. Nile has served in succession terms since.
Fred Nile was a Major in the Australia Army Reserve during the Vietnam conflict.
Prior to being elected into the NSW Parliament, Nile served as a Congregational Minister. He has also been involved in other pro-family groups and has a long history of campaigning for family and faith.
Married to Silvana, Nile is a proud father of four. Nile is also the current president of the Fellowship of Congregational Churches.