National Office Bearers


Past. R.J. Coertzen (General Treasurer), Past. B. Petersen (Deputy President) Dr H.J. Weideman (President), Past. M.S. Khumalo (General Secretary)

Dr Henri Weideman

Henri Weideman was born in Kimberley on the 15th of August 1962. He matriculated at Diamantveld High School after which he began his studies in Theology at the University of Johannesburg (then RAU) in 1981. Whilst studying at the AFM Theological College in Aucklandpark, he also completed a Bth degree at UNISA in 1986. During this time he worked at the Helen Joseph (then J.G.Strijdom) Academic Hospital to pay for his studies.

He completed a Bth-Hon degree in Practical Theology in 1988. During the time of compulsory military service, he served in the Chaplaincy for two years. He did his practical training at Rondebosch East Assembly and was elected as regional Sunday School treasurer of the then Southern Cape Region.

Henri was ordained in 1986 after which he served in the Bellville assembly in Cape Town as Youth Pastor. In 1989 he was called to Goodwood Assembly as Pastor of their Children and Youth department. He was elected on the Western Cape Regional Youth Committee as a member and later as leader and also served on the National Youth Council.

In 1997 Bellville Assembly called him back as Presiding Pastor. During this time, he was elected as a committee member of the Western Cape Regional Leaders Forum. He completed a M.A. degree at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on the role of Pastors in the development of leaders for ministries in local assemblies in 2004. During this time Bellville Assembly reconstructed a furniture warehouse store into a 1300-seater auditorium.

In 2010 he completed a doctorate (D Litt et Phil) at UJ on strategies to support assembly leaders to address the demands of the current times in ministry. During that time, he was elected as leader of the Missio Dei AFM Network. Henri has a passion for the continuous development of Pastors and leaders. In 2008-2009 he participated in coaching training.

He was appointed as National Coordinator of the Pastoral Continuous Development (PCD) initiative of the AFM in 2013. During 2015 he completed training in Mediation. Whilst being in the Bellville Assembly he was involved in community-based organisations and served on the ward committee of sub council 6 in Cape Town, as well as vice chair of the Governing Board of RAMOT (a centre for the treatment of substance dependency). Henri was elected as the General Secretary of the AFM of SA in 2016 and as Secretary General of the AFM International in Nairobi in 2019. He was elected as President of the AFM of SA on 16 November 2021.

Henri believes in exercise and a healthy lifestyle and has an interest in gardening, growing miniature trees and doing stained-glass work. He is married to Margaret since 1986 and they have a daughter Inge who is married to Kirk Swart. Henri and Margaret lives in Pretoria, Irene.

Past. Barend Petersen
Deputy President

Barend was born on the 21st of March in 1960. He grew up in Ravensmead AFM and actively participated in the activities of the congregation from an early age.

Since 1979 he was tasked with various ministries within the AFM including Youth Leader, Regional Youth Leader, Elder, Regional Treasurer, Deputy Regional Chairperson, National Youth Director, Chairman of the National Finance Advisory Board and member of the National Leadership Forum (NLF). He was a member of the AFM Ravensmead Church Council from 1981 to 2002 and served as co-Pastor from 1995 until 2002. He served as a member of the AFM Western Cape Region from 1985 to 2016. In September 2012 he was elected as General Treasurer of the AFM of SA and is also the Presiding Pastor of the AFM Blackheath since 2002.

Barend was educated in the Western Cape and studied through the University of South Africa where he obtained his B.Compt (Hons) Degree. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995. Barend has broad international business experience in the mining, oil and energy industries, finance, auditing, stakeholder management, business turnarounds, corporate recovery, consulting and corporate governance and is a Director of several companies.

He was elected as Deputy President of the AFM of SA on 16 November 2021.

Past. Selby Khumalo
General Secretary

Selby was born on the 11th of April 1971 in Marrianhill, in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. He is the third child of the late Mr Stanley Khumalo and Mrs Contance Khumalo. His siblings are two brothers, Maurice, who is late and Aubrey and three sisters, Maureen, who is late, Nonkululeko and Buhle, who is late. Selby is married to Pastor Elizabeth Khumalo (Ratau) on the 5th of April 1997, with three children: Njabulo, Thandeka and Lebogile.

Selby attended primary and high schools in Marrianhill, Dassenhoek and KwaNdengenzi near Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal. He studied at the following Theological Colleges: Cape College of Theology, Central Bible College and Tshwane Theological Seminary. He obtained his 3-year Diploma in Theology in 1994 and his BA in Bible and Theology in 1995. In 2000, he enrolled for an MA-degree in Organisational Leadership through Cornerstone College (Cape Town) in partnership with Eastern University (USA); he completed two Module Courses, Research Methodology and Managing Cultural Diversity. He also completed his National Diploma in Public Administration (NQF 7) in 2014. He has been exposed to numerous short courses in developing his strategic leadership management skills and contributed presentations to various strategic platforms. He is currently studying towards his BTh Honours.

Selby was sworn in as a member of the National Assembly (Parliament) in 2004-2006 and was employed as Chief Director in the KZN Government in the Office of the Premier (2006-2021). As the head of the KZN Provincial Government Religious Affairs (2009 – 2010); he crafted the KZN Faith-Based Operations Strategy, organogram structure and job evaluation requirements.

He was ordained on the 13th of June 1999. He has pastored the following AFM Assemblies: AFM KwaMhlaga (1994-1996), AFM Madadeni (Junior Pastor; 1996-1998) and the AFM Lamontville Assembly (1998-2002). On the 4th of March 2002 he resigned his pastoral status with the AFM and was reinstated on the 15th of March 2015. He is currently the Presiding Pastor of AFM Charisma Outreach Centre in Durban since 2016. In 2001, he planted several branches that later became registered functional AFM Assemblies: Inner City, ILovu, and Yellowwood Park unfolded into Monclair. The Inner City Assembly later produced an additional three (3) branches that are now registered and functional AFM Assemblies.

Selby founded the following enterprises & initiatives: Charisma Centre Building Concept in Durban, Charisma Network Broadcasting Capacity (CNB TV), Charisma Outreach Foundation (NGO) & Charisma Academy NPC. He has also served in various leadership responsibilities. Selby was co-opted and appointed as the AFM Northern Natal Regional Secretary by the Regional Committee in 1997. He was the AFM Durban Central Youth Regional Chairperson (2001-2002) and the AFM eThekwini Unicity Network (Durban Central and Greater Durban Regions) Chairperson (2001-2002); driving the Joshua Generation Operation. 

In October 2017 he was appointed by the National Office Bearers (NOB) as a member of The AFM of SA Presidential Advisory Committee on developing a Social Cohesion Framework. He was elected as General Secretary of the AFM of SA on 16 November 2021.

Past. Rudi Coertzen
General Treasurer

Rudi was born in Vereeniging on 22 September 1960. He is the oldest of four children born to Dolf and Elsje Coertzen. Rudi attended primary- and highschool at Drie Riviere. He started his studies at the University of Johannesburg (RAU) and ministered amongst the students, organising prayer meetings and first year student camps.

While at university he met his wife Ammarentia whom he married on 2 March 1985. He finished his B.A. (Admission) degree and then his B.A. (Hons) before enrolling at the AFM Theological College in 1984. During this time, he worked at Libanon Mine and Roodepoort Durban Deep on a part-time basis to support himself while studying.

His first congregation was Oshakati while he did his conscription where he served two years and ministered to the young men. He was called to Hoedpsruit Assembly and serve them from 1989 to 1990. He was called to Ladysmith (Natal) in 1991. In 1995 he was called to Richardsbay Assembly until he accepted a call to Brakpan-West Assembly in 1999.

During his years of ministry, he was part of the AFM Natal Youth structures as Secretary and later as Chairperson. Many youth conferences were held at Illovo and young people’s lives changed. He was also elected as Vice-Chairperson of the Natal Region in 1994. In 1996 he was elected as Vice- Chairperson of the newly established Zululand Region after unification. In 2008 he was elected as Chairperson of the East Rand Region. Rudi was elected as General Treasurer of the AFM of SA on 16 November 2021.

Rudi and Ammarentia has two children and four grandchildren. He is a keen collector of old Volkswagen Beetles and is a very proud owner of some very rare cars. He also likes taking landscape photos. He likes camping and have traveled to a few very special spots that this country and the world. 

Rudi and Ammarentia lives in Brakpan on the East Rand.