Introducing Revered Newton Brandt

Introducing Revered Newton Brandt

Rev. Newton Brandt

On October 12, 1961 a son was born to Elizabeth and Peter Paul Brandt. He was baptized and raised in a Christian environment in Mossel Bay and educated under the capable leadership of Mr Theys, Abrahams, Groenewald.

During his Confirmation, the kind and capable Pastor Henry Steneberg, made a permanent impact on his life. The same would throw a lifeline to him during Matric when he was out of options as the family was living off a disability grant.

He was afforded an opportunity to study thousands of kilometres away at Umpumulo Lutheran Theological College. This formation under the most capable, international lecturers, would set him up for opportunities unimaginable. Through his Hebrew studies, was afforded an opportunity to study in Jerusalem at the Swedish Theological Institute.

Two years after Bishop Fortuin ordained him on 20th October 1985 in Haarlem (with Wilfred Baxter), and servings the Mitchell’s Plain Congregation he was back in Israel and sat under the Rabbis and pursued studies in Modern Hebrew.

He returned to SA to serve Laingsburg Parish and in the process married Charmaine Aupress Smith, a teacher by profession, who bore two children for him Charlton and Devorah.

He furthered his studies and taught at Umpumulo and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. After 9 years in Natal the family served Heidedal parish in Bloemfontein at the guidance of Bishop Assur. He would also give guidance to the Free State Circuit as Dean.

After this venture, the family was afforded the privilege to serve Mossel Bay Parish. During the Covid-19 Pandemic his wife succumbed to Covid-19 on 21 August 2021. He relocated to Laingsburg to continue his wife’s dream to serve her hometown.

From here he is serving and teaching the Touwsrivier Parish and hope to facilitate a leadership succession process, re-energize the leagues and the completion of a building project. All to the honour of God alone.

God Bless

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