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Walk Thru the Bible Southern Africa ministry time-line

1990

  • The first five South Africans are trained in the UK as Walk Thru the Old Testatment live event instructors.

1992

  • The video ministry is launched, inlcuding the ‘7 Laws of the Learner’, ‘7 Laws of the Teacher’ and ‘Master Your Money’.

1993

  • Walk Thru the Bible South Africa office is established in the Roosevelt Park Baptist Church, Johannesburg.
  • Howard Hendricks, accompanied by his wife Jean, ministers in South Africa.
  • Terry Sparks launches the first People Skills and DISC-training.

1994

  • May 2nd: Walk Thru the Bible South Africa is incorpated as a Section 21 non-profit association in South Africa.

1996

  • The popular ‘A Biblical Portrait of Marriage’ video course is launched.
  • Bruce Wilkinson visits South Africa for the first time, ministering to 1,500 people in the ‘A Biblical Portrait of Marriage’ course.

1997

  • Walk Thru the Bible’s national radio broadcasts on Radio Pulpit commence.

1999

  • April: The ‘WorldTeach’ strategy is launched in Randburg, Johannesburg.

2000

  • The Judea Harvest partnership is launched, which eventually results in over 400 tents sponsored.
  • Phil Tuttle leads a WorldTeach training event for over 300 WorldTeachers held at the YFC site in the Magaliesburg.
  • September 14th: The first WorldTeach training event is held in Zambia with 21 attendees.

2001

  • January 25th: Bruce Wilkinson’s ‘God’s Answer to AIDS’ is filmed in Johannesburg.
  • February 23rd: Gerald Robison launches UnveilinGlory in Southern Africa with first training event.
  • July 29th: The official opening of Walk Thru the Bible Southern Africa’s offices at 1 Zonda Avenue, Victory Park, Johannesburg.

2002

  • May 1st-5th: Turn the Tide conference at the Dome@Northgate and satellite broadcast, with Bruce Wilkinson.

2003

  • May 1st-6th: Turn the Tide conference at the Moreleta Park Durch Reformed Church and satellite broadcast, with Bruce Wilkinson, Rick Warren, Darlene Wilkinson, Kay Warren, William Kumuyi and others.
  • May 2nd: turn the tide 4 children is launched during Bruce Wilkinson’s ‘Secrets of the Vine’ satellite broadcast.
  • May: Purpose Driven Ministries launches in southern Africa with the ’40 Days of Purpose’ church campaign.
  • September 17th-21st: Turn the Tide Swaziland campaign at the Swazi Sun Convention Center, Swaziland and satellite broadcast, with Bruce Wilkinson and Darlene Wilkinson.

2004

  • March 6th-7th: Turn the Tide satellite broadcast, with Bruce Wilkinson and John C. Maxwell.
  • May 2nd, 23rd-27th: Turn the Tide satellite broadcast, with Bruce Wilkinson.
  • June: Million Leader’s Mandate is launched in southern Africa.
  • October 21st: Living Leadership satellite broadcast.

2005

  • February 2nd: Silver Ring Thing is launched in southern Africa with its first live event.
  • May: Turn the Tide conference in White River and satellite broadcast, with Bruce Wilkinson.
  • August 5th-15th: Chip Ingram, accompanied by his wife Theresa, ministers in South Africa.
  • August 5th-15th: Chip Ingram films ‘How to grow a High Impact Church’ and ‘House or Home’ in Johannesburg.
  • September: Martin Deacon is called to a three-year position of Senior Vice President of International, Publishing and Seminars by Walk Thru the Bible USA.

2010

  • March 17th-18th: KidZ At Heart launched in South Africa.
  • August 4th-11th: Chip Ingram, accompanied by his wife Theresa, ministers in South Africa.
  • August 7th: The r12 church campaign is launched by Chip Ingram in Bloemfontein.
  • October 16th-25th: Walk Thru the Bible Southern Africa participates in The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism in Cape Town.
  • October 30th – November 2nd: John Isch, accompanied by his wife Mary, ministers in South Africa.
  • October: Walk Thru the Bible Southern Africa hosts Table 71 in Franschoek.
  • October: Walk Thru the Bible participates in and supports the The Third Luasanne Congress on World Evangelization and its speakers.
  • November: Walk Thru the Bible partners with the launch of clothing4children.
  • December 10th-20th: The first soccer4children Soccer Camp held at Eikenhof.

2011

  • January 28th – February 4th: The Walk Thru the Bible Global Consultation is hosted in South Africa.
  • March 5th: Walk Thru the Bible launches is 42862 SMS response number.
  • March 14th – 21st: Tony Evans, accompanied by his wife Lois, ministers in South Africa. They are joined by Phil Tuttle and his wife, Ellen.