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2 - 5 OCT 2023

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*Subject to change



Pastor Don Phillips is the senior pastor of RUCC Real Life Ministries, which he co-pastors with his wife Pastor Nomsa Phillips. A church based in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Pastor Don is passionate about ministry and together with his wife have been pastoring since 1989. Under their leadership, the church has built a 6500 seater auditorium, a first of its kind in the region and has gone on to plant 26 daughter churches in nearby village communities including 1 in Gauteng province and 1 in the Western Cape and Gqeberha. RUCC Real Life Ministries is affiliated with the International Federation of Churches (IFCC) with Pastor Don Serving in its national executive board as one of its senior executive members. 

Pastor Don is passionate about church planting, evangelism, and the development of nearby communities with various forms of development outreaches. Pastor Don and Pastor Nomsa have been married for almost 40 years and are blessed with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. 



Afrika Mhlophe has been in ministry since 1998 and from 2002 he became the leading pastor of Good News Community Church in Port Elizabeth.

He ministers in various platforms in South Africa and abroad, including being a regular speaker at the Mighty Men Conferences (MMC) where he addresses thousands of men from various parts of South Africa.
Afrika’s main focus revolves around calling Christians to bring kingdom influence into every domain of life and it is for this reason that he has ventured to speak and write on difficult subjects such as racism, corruption, idolatry, etc. He has published three books, namely;

  • Christianity and the Veneration of the Dead

  • Freed by but Imprisoned by Culture

  • A Passion for Position



Brian Blount has spent over twenty-five years equipping and training individuals, teams and churches in Jesus’ mission, message, and ministry in healing and power evangelism, both nationally and internationally. Brian was a part of planting Crestwood Vineyard Church where he has served as senior pastor and currently serves as the head of Serve the Nations, the missions outreach of Crestwood Vineyard. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife Jeanine and their six children (including triplets).


Brian is also an author of two books on power evangelism entitled From the Sanctuary to the Streets and Putting Jesus on Display with Love and Power. His heart is to equip and empower ordinary, everyday believers and churches to live a lifestyle of putting Jesus on display with love and power. 

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Dave Pedersen is currently the National Director of Vineyard South Africa and the Senior Pastor at Fountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Port Elizabeth which he and Colleen started 38 years ago in their home, after 9 years in Methodist ministry. Fountain Vineyard has served as a resource church for church plants in South Africa and beyond. Dave’s heart is for church as an authentic community with the focus on healthy spirituality as well as nurturing and developing of leaders. He is a man on a mission, involved in missions across Africa and has a great love for Safaris into the African bush and now oversees the Global Missions Team for the Vineyard. He is passionate about helping Christians recover from burnout through the power and grace of the gospel and the Christian community. His personal hobby is discovering recreation through chainsaw creativity. Colleen is passionately developing doulas in support of healthy birthing and loves to exercise hospitality of the heart and home.   They have four children and 10 grandchildren. 

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