Rod was ordained in the Uniting Presbyterian Church of SA in 1976 after finishing his BA (Divinity) at Rhodes University. He spent 1977 serving in the SA Defence Force as a Chaplain. Then followed 2 years as a minister in training at St Mungo’s Church, Johannesburg. In 1980 he was called to be the minister at the Bellville Presbyterian Church (Cape Town) and is still serving this congregation today. He has served the wider Church, by preaching and teaching in many denominations, doing the same and much consultation work in the Uniting Presbyterian church in RSA, Zimbabwe and Zambia. He has twice been elected as the Moderator of our General Assembly.
Rod is deeply Christ centred, loves the church, believes fiercely in empowering others, especially elders, to lead and fulfil their potential. In his 38 years at BPC, 15 people under his ministry have gone into full time ministry. He loves to preach the Gospel and unpack its truths and insights for a deeper Christian life and faith. He is passionate about the poor and needy. BPC has taken on this mantle and strives to serve the poor in the community around us.
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