Speakers 2015

The speakers for 2014 KMMC Conference will be Louis Els, Afrika Mhlophe, Isak Burger and Angus Buchan

LOUIS ELS: Louis & Edna Els are the apostolic leaders of Victory Christian Church.  They, along with their 4 children – Mikaile, Louis, Jana and Neil, have seen God birth and grow a family church that is widely respected and known for its apostolic and prophetic thrust.

In 1991, the Lord spoke to Louis & Edna (1 Samuel 22:21) regarding the Kouga area - to see a church built for all nations where people are taught how to have a personal and intimate relationship with God, with a strong emphasis on love, acceptance and forgiveness in relationships.

Over the years, the church has moved as a small body through 14 different venues in 7 years; through glorious heights and deep valleys; through success and failures and as a people that have learnt the ways of God.  These were the times when core values were proved and developed as God established them with the family that He was building, to advance His Kingdom.

As a growing family and apostolic church, we enjoy celebrating God’s greatness, equipping, empowering and releasing God’s people into His purpose and destiny.

He has led a team that started a Christian school in Jeffreys Bay, which now educates approximately 200 students.  He was actively involved in the building and development of their new world class facility.  His vision for Victory Christian School is for them to be cutting edge in all aspects – academics, sports and culture – building a “School of the Future” that will develop the leaders of tomorrow.  He also serves on the school’s governing body and has assisted them regularly in fundraising.

Over the past few years he has helped people from his congregation establish several community projects in their respective communities – AIDS clinic, baby clinic, foster homes, a community centre and a SETA registered skills centre.  Presently Victory Christian Church has three gap-year projects to train surfers, musicians and young people in life skills and leadership. 

Louis was born in Despatch in 1959.  At school he was a keen sportsman.   He has always had a sincere interest in people of all walks of life and places a high value on relationships and family life.  Apart from his love for and interest in media and technology, he is an enthusiastic hunter and spends some winter days tracking and hunting game.

 

AFRIKA MHLOPHE  said he was struck that the Karoo Mighty Men was all about “lives changed by God’s power and not just a mass camping out of men”.

Mhlophe said he noted that the style of speakers at the KMMC he attended was to speak from the heart rather than to deliver prepared sermons. He expects to adopt that approach.

The book “Christianity And The Veneration Of The Dead” was published this year and is aimed at Christians who ignorantly engage in ancestral worship, believing that it is endorsed by Scripture. In his book, he proves theologically that ancestral worship is misguided.

Mhlophe was orphaned at the age of 13 and says he was brought up by relatives who abused him and misappropriated the inheritance that his mother had left him.

“It is only after my mother died in 1989 that I tasted what it feels like to go to bed hungry. I have experienced many other tragedies in my life but the Lord has seen me through all of them,” he said.

He is married to Lindelwa, a quantity surveyor and project manager who runs her own firm. They have a son of 4 and 21-month-old daughter.

Mhlophe pastors Good News Community Church which is the same church at which he committed his life to the Lord in 1996, the year in which he also matriculated at Kwamagxaki High School. His ministry regularly takes him to Estonia, Sweden and Nigeria and even China.

He has been an executive member of Transformation Christian Network (TCN) since 2006. He has been a presenter on Radio Kingfisher on and off for more than 10 years, and is currently involved with Gateway News as chairman of the board and as a columnist.

Mhlophe, who is also involved in various social endeavours, says: “My desire is to see God’s kingdom permeate every sphere of society. I am burdened by the fact that Christians are shying away from involving themselves in current and topical issues.“

 

ISAK BURGER is waarskynlik die langsdienende kerkleier in die land. Hy is in April 1988 verkies as president van die AGS. Hy is sedertdien telkens weer herkies - ook met die kerk se eenwording in 1996.

Hy is gebore op 10 Mei 1951 in Kaapstad, het grootgeword in Pretoria en sy teologiese studies asook doktorsgraad voltooi aan dieTeologiese fakulteit van die NG kerk aan die Universiteit van Pretoria.

Hy bedien twee gemeentes (Balfour en Witbank-sentraal) vanaf 1974 voordat hy in 1982 as registrateur en dosent van die AGS Teologiese Kollege aangestel word.

Isak Burger het veral bekend geword as prediker en later ook as skrywer. Hy tree by verskillende tussenkerklike byeenkomste, nasionale en internasionale konferensies op. Hy is skrywer en medeskrywer van 'n hele aantal boeke en talle artikels in verskillende tydskrifte. Die sirkulasiesyfers van sy boek, “Die Eerste Vyf Minute na die Dood”, het ongekende afmetings afgeneem en is in verskillende tale vertaal.

Hy is een van die stigterslede van Christelike Televisie in Suid-Afrika en het gereeld oor televisie opgetree. Ook oor die radio en veral Radio Kansel word sy stem gereeld gehoor.

Hy was lid van die gasheer-komitee van Rustenburg 1 en mede-voorsitter van Rustenburg 2. Hy was lid van die reëlingskomitee asook spreker van SACLA 2. He was co-chair of the host-committee of the 20th World Pentecostal Conference being held in South Africa in 2004.

Isak dien reeds sedert die vroeë negentigs op die "Advisory Committee" van die World Pentecostal Fellowship en is in 2004 verkies tot die Uitvoerende Komitee van hierdie liggaam. Hy was mede-voorsitter van die 20e Wêreld Pinksterkonferensie wat in 2004 in Suid-Afrika gehou is. In September 2010 word hy as vise-voorsitter van die Pentecostal World Fellowship verkies.

Isak plaas 'n hoë premie op 'n gesonde en fikse liggaam en besoek die gimnasium gereeld. Hy geniet ook sy jaarlikse jag- en hengeltogte.

Hy is getroud met Heletia en die egpaar het drie kinders - 'n seun en twee dogters. Hulle woon in Silver Lakes in die Ooste van Pretoria.

 

ANGUS BUCHAN: Jill and I found Jesus as our personal Lord and Saviour on the 18th of February 1979, just two years after settling in Greytown, Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, South Africa.  Originally from Zambia, we bought a piece of land on which we planned to farm crops and livestock.  We had very little to start with, but even as brand new Christians, we were content with our farm, which we later called SHALOM.

In 1980, the Lord gave us a clear vision.  Very simply and clearly through His Word, we believed our responsibility to be the following:
  1. The Great Commission - Mark 16:15
  2. Caring for Orphans and Widows - James 1:27
  3. Equipping Saints for the Work of Ministry - Matthew 28:20
In November 1989 we felt the Lord call us to hire town halls and preach the Gospel, wherever He would lead.  In 1990, we held our first campaign in Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal.  I remember the feeling of pure excitement and anxiety as I walked into the municipal office to hire the town hall.  Since then, we haven't turned back, and our Lord has remained faithful.  
 
Our children's home, Beth-Hatlaim (house of lambs) was opened in 1995 and we have been blessed with children.  We have faced many challenges, deaths and much joy since we started, but again, the Lord has never let us down.  We thoroughly enjoy each personality that the Lord send us,  to care for.  Our eldest has already left home to study in Durban, while our youngest has just started to walk.   It is amazing to watch them grow so quickly and to show and teach them our Saviour's love.
 
The Shalom Fellowship started as local folk met to worship God. We meet on Sundays and during the week.  We are involved in various community projects and outreach programs in our area, to equip the saints.
 
As we look back over the many years, we are so blessed to see how our Lord has and is fulfilling His Vision in our lives.  We trust you will also be able to seek God for your vision, that you will make it plain and write it on your heart (Habakkuk 2 vs 2-3) and run with it.  Never forget the focus, JESUS CHRIST.  He is your first priority... then family... then the work of the Lord.
Angus and Jill Buchan

 

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