Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FOR SA
Andrew is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Joshua Generation Church, a charismatic church with multiple congregations in and around the Western Cape. He is also the leader of an international apostolic movement of churches known as Four12.
Andrew first came to know the Lord when he was invited to attend a church in Port Elizabeth in 1991. Following his salvation, Andrew instantly turned his back on his old life and started living for Jesus radically, passionately and without compromise – as he still does.
From the beginning, Andrew understood that loving Jesus means loving His Bride, and that serving Christ means serving his Church. Eager to love and serve Jesus as best he can, Andrew first devoted himself to the Assemblies of God (AOG) in Port Elizabeth. Later he felt God join him to The Storehouse Church in Port Elizabeth where he served faithfully, initially behind the coffee and tea counter, and eventually as an ordained Elder in the church.
Having recognised the evangelistic and leadership call on their lives, The Storehouse Church sent Andrew and his wife Emma out to plant a church in Table View in the Western Cape in January 1999. This church plant, Joshua Generation Church (JoshGen), began with four people in a lounge and quickly grew as God added to their numbers.
After being part of New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI) for a number of years, Andrew felt led to establish JoshGen as a non-denominational church relating to the wider Body of Christ.
Fifteen years later, JoshGen is a multi-site church with fifteen congregations in and around the Western Cape and a membership total of approximately 2,500 people – see www.joshgen.co.za for more information). As Leading Pastor of JoshGen, Andrew is responsible for bringing vision and direction, and is recognised as a gifted preacher of God’s Word, who has led thousands to the Lord over the years of serving Him.
In 2011, Andrew felt the Lord call him to help other churches and initiated an apostolic field and partnership of churches who purpose to, together and through the Ephesians 4 gifts that God gave to the church, equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church (Eph 4:12).
This international, apostolic movement of churches known as Four12 (see www.four12global.com for more information) has grown quickly and currently includes over 200 churches from across South Africa and even further abroad (including churches in Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Europe, the USA, Brazil, and Russia). These churches have joined JoshGen in modelling New Testament Christianity and, under Andrew’s leadership, are working together to see the church of Jesus Christ reveal God’s glory and kingdom to the world.
Andrew currently lives in Melkbosstrand in the Western Cape with his wife Emma and daughter Enyah with whom he enjoys spending time in the outdoors. Andrew is an accomplished surfer and enjoys extreme challenges such as kite surfing and kayaking.
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