Dr. Christian Lodewyk
Leader of leaders, father and mentor to many, a bridge builder and enabler; a combination of intellect and Godly humility. Dr. Chris Lodewyk is an internationally renowned conference speaker and ministers regularly in countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the USA.
Dr. Chris’s autobiography Life, Love, & Lessons Learnt is now available! His book is a look into the life of Christian P. Lodewyk. His humble beginning in Cape Town, South Africa; growing up under Apartheid;; his early start in Christian ministry; his marriage to the love of his life, Mary; their children; church planting; traveling; political activities and work in sport; mentoring and project planning. Chris tells us of the moments in life that shaped him; the God who preserved him and the love that sill drives him.
Dr. Lodewyk has been engaged at high government levels in conflict resolution initiatives in Africa, Northern Ireland and Australia. In South Africa, Chris and his dedicated staff spent years actively involved in building bridges of reconciliation in his strife-torn country and were responsible for the planning of “Harmony ‘90” during March 1990. This unique and historic event in SA, brought together almost 50,000 Christians from all denominations, cultures and races and was telecast live on two of the major secular TV stations in the country. The 1990 event was followed by the 1991 “Harmony Safari”, which brought together almost all of South Africa’s leading Christian Artists and prominent international Sports Personalities, in one of the nations’ most far reaching “Christians for Peace” exercises ever seen. Over 200,000 people in 20 cities and towns witnessed this momentous occasion.
Chris played a key role in the South African Christian Leaders’ Summits, which were initiated by the President and brought together for the first time in current history the Evangelicals, Charismatic and the member churches of the SA Council of Churches.
He was the Charismatic and Pentecostal representative on the Dispute Resolutions Committee (DRC), which was the “Peace Accord” vehicle in handling disputes and monitoring the violence in South Africa. The DRC was the body which facilitated in the United Nations Monitoring Teams.