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AGTS Press Release: AGTS Welcomes Johan Mostert to Faculty

Contact: Jennifer Hall, Promotions Coordinator
Phone: (417) 268-1024
Fax: (417) 268-1001; ATTN: Jennifer Hall

Springfield, Mo.–October 22, 2004–AGTS is pleased to announce Dr. Johan Mostert has joined the faculty as associate professor of community psychology. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mostert came to the United States to earn a B.S. in psychology and classical languages at Bethany College, Santa Cruz, California (1972). Upon returning to South Africa, he earned a D.Phil. at the University of Pretoria (1992). His thesis explored the psychodynamics of pastoral ministry. Mostert is a registered psychologist and social worker.

In South Africa, Mostert pastored several churches and was involved in both faith-based and government welfare organizations. He served as a pastoral counselor for 200 abused and abandoned children at a children’s village in Johannesburg and was an ordained minister with the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa, the largest Pentecostal church in southern Africa.

Mostert helped establish the National Welfare Forum in South Africa, which brought together thousands of government and non-government organizations (NGOs). The forum played an important role throughout South Africa’s recent transition to democracy by giving voice to the many non-white NGOs.

Since 2000, Mostert has been serving as a development consultant for a variety of organizations in South Africa, specializing in fighting poverty and AIDS. With his wife, Andrea, he coauthored a parenting skills book in the Afrikaans language.
According to Joseph Castleberry, academic dean, Mostert represents the ideal qualities that AGTS looks for in faculty. “A professor doesn’t get to come here unless he or she is the best available person in the world,” said Castleberry. “God and the Church deserve nothing less. In Dr. Mostert, we found a world-class leader whose educational credentials are exceeded only by his excellence in ministerial practice. He is considered a leading global authority on what may be the gravest issue facing the human race—the international AIDS crisis. Not only will he teach students what they need to know, Dr. Mostert will also model what they can become—godly, well-trained agents of healing in a sin-infested, broken world.”

AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries with one of the ten largest doctor of ministry programs in the nation. For more information, contact Jennifer Hall at 417-268-1024 or


Updated: Friday, December 4, 2009 10:55 AM


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