Pastor John Mathuhle

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Perhaps less of a rock star but right up there with the land’s most righteous is Pastor John Mathuhle, who says he can hardly contain his excitement at the prospect of addressing the MMCMB audience at Bartelsfontein come December.

John was at the heart of a miraculous intervention in 2020, when God prevented racial violence from breaking out at a courthouse in the Eastern Free State town of Senekal during a farm murder trial.

Ever since, the passionate pastor has been at the forefront of reconciliation and community development initiatives in his hometown. He encourages South Africans, especially those of faith, to stand up and make their voices heard, “because silence on issues that divide our nation also tears it apart”.

In an interview with JUIG magazine of 4 August, he challenged South Africans to take a stand and pray for strength against the forces in our country that bring division. “We must build bridges of reconciliation in this country.”

Pastor John says he is honoured to be one of the speakers at MMCMB23, and trusts that God will help him spread a message of hope and healing, “because we live in a time where we have to trust that God will heal our nation, and especially our men”.