Pastor Benjamin Dube on being a single father

By Drum Digital
25 August 2016

Most of the time, single parenting is associated with women but the truth is there are a lot of men who face the struggle of raising children alone, and they seldom get praise.

We caught up with Pastor Benjamin Dube this week and he opened up about raising his four boys alone.

He says being a single dad after two divorces required “some serious adjustments”, and by the look of things, he’s slowly mastering it.

“I don’t have many don’ts. The most important thing to do is talk to them, to be at their level and not expect them to be ‘holier than thou’,” he tells us.

At home, he’s a laidback kind of dad, who doesn’t put pressure on his four sons to behave in a certain way just because he’s a pastor.

“It’s not always the norm for pastors’ kids to turn out great. Having lived with them for 10 years, I can’t say this is what I did and this is what I didn’t do. But I have always prayed for them,” the 55-year-old award-winning pastor says.

Pastor Dube opens the doors to his Tuscan-style mansion to us and introduces us to his dynamic family. At the age of 55, Pastor Dube is far from handing over the reins as a pastor or musician. His talent is timeless and he’s leading a pack of young men, his three eldest sons The Dube Brothers, who are set to become gospel superstars, just like their father.

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