Equipped and Trained for Ministry
God Helps Us Rise Above Our Circumstances

Good day to the ecclesia of God! My name is Danver Engelbrecht, and I am studying at the Christian Leaders Institute to get equipped and trained for ministry (Learn more about online Bible courses, Click Here). I married Verona Engelbrecht 11 years ago. We have two children, Azariah, my 8-year-old boy, and Zerah, my 1-year-old girl. I live in South Africa in Cape Town in a suburb called Mitchells Plain.

I have a diploma in Operations Management, but my occupation is a Sales Executive at Bidvest Waltons for 18 years. My goal is to remain a beacon of hope in the secular environment, so my light shines for God’s glory. I am a person with integrity, honesty, reliability, and trustworthiness.

My Spiritual Journey

My passion or hobbies as a youth were mostly sports like soccer, table tennis, snooker, volleyball, and athletics. The majority of my peers growing up were unsaved and are still unsaved today. Our community is known for criminal activity, gangsters, drug and alcohol abuse. However, I never let peers or community influence me to go down a negative path.

Just before I turned 21, I lost my best friend through a dispute at a nightclub. I vowed never to set foot in any nightclub again. But three months after that event, I found myself in a nightclub again. A strange happening occurred. I heard a voice saying, “Didn’t you say never to set foot in a nightclub again?” Everything went blurry, and I became anxious and wanted to leave. I left, and that night I wrestled with the Spirit, surrendered my life to God, and never looked back.

I dedicated or devoted my time to serve in the kingdom from day one. First, I became the youth leader, then the regional leader, and even ran the married couples. Also, I had intensive leadership training to equip myself to be relevant and on the cutting edge.

Equipped and Trained for Ministry Through CLI

I love the Word of God, and I desire to exegete scriptures accurately. So, with the help of the Christian Leaders Institute, I will be better equipped and trained for ministry. I love reading commentaries and listening to podcasts and videos of the great men of faith of our time. I am a servant of the Kingdom of God.