Born on 19 October 1950 in Springs, East Rand, Gauteng. I grew up in Springs and Delmas, but completed high school in Pretoria.
I grew up in a Christian home with parents who walked the talk of the Christian faith. I was born again and baptised on the age of fourteen. I lived a disciplined Christian life and got married to my high school sweetheart, Maryna, in 1973. The Lord called me into full time ministry at the age of 23, but I refused to comply until the age of 27. I completed studies at the end of 1980 at the Apostolic Faith Mission Theological College and started as presiding pastor in Pongola, Northern Natal as my first assembly. In 1982 I received a call to Benoni where I ministered till June 1999. I then moved to Heidelberg, Gauteng, where I ministered till December 2017 when I retired from full time ministry.
I received a call at the age of 69 to a newly planted assembly in Brentwood Park, Kempton Park where I still enjoy the privilege to work full time in the vineyard of the Lord.
My involvement with Afmin/Emit started in 1998. I am a full supporter of the principles and process of developing leaders in Africa. I see myself currently as a “cheerleader” of the Emit team.