Johan is the Founder and President of AFnet. AFnet is a ministry, focused on Leadership Training, Strategic Church Planting and AIDS Relief. The Purpose of AFnet is to strategically mobilize church planting initiatives, together with developing and promoting more effective in-service training programs for Christian leaders in every country in Africa in our generation
At the age of 20, Johan felt a strong call from God to full-time missionary service. Johan says this about AFnet:
“In 1984 the Lord gave me a vision, He challenged me to form and be a part of a network of strategic partnerships and ministry alliances, through which we could more effectively communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to the people of Africa.
During the last twenty years we have joined hands over ministry, denominational and tribal boundaries in an effort to see Africa saved. And today this vision of AFnet is being realized.
But many Africans live without the hope of Jesus Christ, they need our ministry and your support, I encourage you to partner with us, that we may fulfill the great commission and save the people of Africa.”
Johan has his masters degree in Theology, New Testament Studies, Church Growth and a Doctorate in Missiology. Johan has a broad and strategic ministry. Formerly he served with the Institute for Church Growth and Dawn Ministries. His main focus, apart from leading the AFnet team, is as continental leader of the “Movement to Africa National Initiatives” (MANI).