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TBN Meets

TBN Meets is a premium lifestyle programme that celebrates the best Africa and the world has to offer. 

Award-winning artist Loyiso Bala interviews some of the world’s most talented individuals, as well as amazing people who make a difference in the lives of those in their communities.

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#107 with Alma Rivera

Alma was born in Mexico City, where she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of 11. Her music ministry began in 1998 after she graduated from the Instituto Canzion, a worship school founded by multiple Grammy award winner Marcos Witt. As a bi-lingual performer, Elma’s melodic sounds are enjoyed by English and Spanish-speaking audiences around the world.

#106 with Adri Doornbeck

Adri works with Kingdom Principles, she has a training company (doro-ella) that uplifts people into leadership status. A second company called Imenent, where she partners with entrepreneurs to address personal, performance and relational complexities within the workplace. And lastly, Rhizoo, which means Rooted in Christ - this is her right out front Kingdom Company, which is about mentorship, discipleship, community change, orphans, widows, and so on.

#105 with Anne Pretorius

Ann Pretorius, together with her late husband, Peter, founded Joint Aid Management (JAM) in 1984. JAM is an African-founded and headquartered, Christian international humanitarian relief and development organisation currently operating in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda and Sierra Leone. Since its inception, JAM has progressed as an organisation that reflects strong, expansive development. For more than three decades it has grown into an organisation that affects sustainable change, though providing programmes to children who need support, and communities that need help. Serving Africa is what they do irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political persuasion.

#104 with Lucinda & Siba

First is Lucinda Dooley who, together with her husband Phil, is the Lead Pastor of Hillsong Church in Cape Town, South Africa. Formally a Youth Pastor in Sydney, her and her husband are well loved the world over. Lucinda is a powerful communicator and is passionate about building the House of God. Phil and Lucinda have 3 children and are loving the “African lifestyle” – biltong and all! Secondly, we are joined once again, 3 years after having been on TBN Meets, by Siba Mntongana. Siba is a celebrated chef, author and television personality, best known as the host of the Food Network show Siba's Table. She was also on another Food Network show, called Chopped South Africa. Siba previously hosted the Mzansi Magic show Cooking with Siba, were we met for the first time. The show won the Golden Horn award for "Best Variety & Lifestyle Show" at the seventh annual South African Film and Television Awards in 2013. Since then, has won many many accolades both here and abroad.

#103 with Gary Rivas

Gary Rivas was born in Germiston, near Johannesburg South Africa. Early on in his life, he felt a calling to ministry and has since been in the ministry as part of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa for over 20 years. Gary met his wife, Jacqui in 1987 and they were married in 1992. Jacqui also became an ordained Methodist Minister in 2003. In 2004, Gary and Jacqui planted Gracepoint Church together and have led it from strength to strength. Gary served as the superintendent of Fourways from 2007- 2015 and was elected as Bishop of the Central Synod of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in 2015.

#102 with Gabriel Sacks

Today on the show I am joined by the executive director of South African Friends of Israel, Gabriel Sacks. Now Gabriel, or Gavi as we know him, is an admitted attorney and a leader within the Jewish community coming from the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, which I’ll get Gavi to explain what this actually means. But before we get into the conversation, we had a very interesting chat about a week or so ago and I began to realise that, after many trips to Israel, how little I knew about the Jewish community both in Africa and all over the world. More than that, I also began to realise just how closely linked our beliefs systems are and that although many of us have been discouraged by certain sectors within government and social groups to not support Israel due to the current social systems in place, that maybe, just maybe, there may be more to this than what we are being told from both sides… Today I’m going to ask you to have an open mind and afterwards to ask the holy spirit what it is that He is saying to you through this programme.

#101 with Fr Lawrence Ndlovu

Lawrence Mduduzi Ndlovu is a Soweto born Catholic Cleric, Lecturer, writer, poet and speaker and arts enthusiast. As a writer he has contributed for several publications through his columns on Spotlight Africa and The Daily Maverick. He has also written for The Thinker, The Huffington Post, News 24, The Southern Cross and The South African. Father Lawrence read philosophy and theology at St John Vianney Seminary Pretoria, Heythrop College, University of London and the Bellarmine Institute in London. He is a lecturer in theology department at St Augustine College of South Africa. He is Chairperson of the Choral Music Archive NPC, He is a trustee of the St Augustine Education Foundation Trust and an Advisory Council Member of the Southern Cross Weekly. He was listed by the Mail and Guardian in the South African top 200 young South Africans list 2016. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Youth Trailblazer Award for his outstanding contribution in youth development from the Gauteng Provincial Government.

#100 with Mike & Natasha Lötter

Mike and Natasha also saw a gap in the eco-tourism industry. Together with training teams they continue to use the Jesus Film Project to reach out to staff at game reserves, game lodges and national parks. As full-time missionaries they feel positioned and equipped to reach people no one else are reaching.

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