Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Welcome to Hope Builders Ministries

Hope Builders Ministries partners with INDIGENOUS Ministries training pastors in the Word of God, helping them to "Make Disciples" in their Jerusalem. And we have a plan to see this Disciple Making Movement multiplied and spread across Africa. Here is how we do it... GO HERE


HBMZambia is in need of vehicle to transport much needed Bibles and training materials. It also helps the national leaders and visiting teachers to travel to remote and difficult places to encourage and train pastors. 

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​Imagine being a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and not having a Bible of your own. Hope Builders Ministries is asking for a continuous stream of partners providing Bibles to Indigenous Pastors and their congregations.

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HUB Strategy

The Hub Leader is tasked with identifying village church leaders to pastor the churches that are raised in the local community. These leaders are brought in to the Hub-Church on a regular basis (3 days every 5 weeks) to receive Pastoral Training. click link for more...


Over 2000 pastors are being trained by other pastors in Zamiba using the Calvary Academics Basic Ministry Training material. Pastors make disciples of other pastors and help them plant new churches in rural villages bring a strong Gospel witness. Pastors praise the Lord for the training...

Lydia Circle

Lydia Circle teaches women how to evangelize, study the Bible and grow spiritually; this is done through Lydia Circle conferences. Each woman who attends a conference receives Biblical teaching and tools to pass on to others in her home, church, and village.

HBMZambia Dignity Project

Hope Builders Ministry Zambia and the Dignity Project are in full swing in Mazabuka. The Paalman family is teaching modern farming methods to the locals and soon the pastors of HBMZ.



Dear Partners in Ministry,
Summer here and winter in southern Africa means that our time of highest activity (American input) has arrived. Br. Steve will be teaching at Leaders Conferences in Zambia; Melinda and Lida presenting Lydia Circle training seminars to the wives of leaders; Johan on an accountability trip and David to Mozambique and Malawi to set up the second semester training.

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To help enable the Church in Africa to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ Hope Builders Ministries provide Bibles, bicycles, training manuals and many other resources. The Pastor pictured here has just received a much needed and appreciated bicycle that will help him make more disciples of Jesus Christ..

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P.O. Box 317
Greenwood, VA 22943
Phone: 434-825-7661

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Johan Gous | President

Johan Gous was born and educated in South Africa. His working career in Electrical Engineering (ship building) changed course in 1976 when Brother Andrew of Open Doors issued a challenge for peopl...
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