Celebrity preachers


Phindile Gwala


She’s recently announced her exit from SABC2 soapie, Muvhango as Nonny, a role she’s played since 2013. In an interview on Metro FM’s Fresh Breakfast, the actress says she is a preacher. "I preach on certain Sundays. I started last year in February. My parents are pastors, not the famous pastors or ones that give you snakes. It's not one of those churches. It’s an old fashioned church. I preach in Ecaleni, Tembisa (north east of Joburg) and I am there every Sunday except when I am working out of town."

Pushie Watson

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A few years ago Pushie was on SABC 1’s Jam Alley, a 999 Music dancer, actress on Backstage and host on Channel O. These days the mom of two is a pastor and often preaches at Rhema Bible Church in Joburg.

Kabelo Mabalane

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Speaking to IOL the kwaito star cleared with the publication that, although he attended Bible School at Rhema College for three years, he’s not a pastor.  “There is one thing I must correct though. Because I attended Bible School at Rhema College for three years, which is attached to Rhema Church, the media keeps on referring to me as a pastor. I am, however, no pastor, even though I minister at times at church. Whether one day I will become a pastor, time will tell. But for now, I am not a pastor.”

Mmusi Maimane

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Before politics took over, the Democratic Alliance leader doubled up as pastor. However, he’s quit his duties as preacher due to political demands.

Khaya Mthethwa

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The Idols SA winner is an ordained pastor and preaches at his father’s Reverend, Bhekithemba Mthethwa’s Oasis Church in Umlazi, Durban.

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