ACDP PRESIDENT

Rev Kenneth Meshoe MP

A great visionary and leader, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe MP started out as a teacher before embarking on a successful career as a pastor and political leader.

Rev Meshoe founded the African Christian Democratic Party in December 1993, believing that Christians should be in positions of leadership at the forefront of change in South Africa, to ensure that our country is a blessed and prosperous nation. Apart from a brief absence between June and November 2013, Rev Meshoe has been a member of the National Assembly since 1994.

Rev Kenneth Meshoe and his wife, Lydia, also run a successful church called Hope of Glory Tabernacle which accommodates around 4,000 congregants.

Awards and Recognition

In 1994, Rev Meshoe was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Humane Letters) by Bethel Christian College of Riverside, California, USA and was also appointed to serve as an Associate Member on the Board of Regents of Bethel College.

In 1998, Rev Meshoe was awarded the ‘International Leadership Award’ for outstanding leadership in the church and nation by the Australian Federation of Festival of Light Community Standards Organisation at the New South Wales Parliament House.

Rev Meshoe was awarded a second Honorary Doctorate in 2007 by Logos Graduate School, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Rev Meshoe completed his Advanced Diploma in Economic Policy (ADEP) with the University of the Western Cape in 2008.

In June 2013, Rev Meshoe established a non-profit organisation called DEISI International, with a mandate to challenge the ignorance of many about the true facts regarding the right of Israel to exist within safe and secure borders, and to dispel the lie that Israel is an apartheid state. DEISI is an acronym for Defend, Embrace, Invest, Support Israel.

In November 2013, the international organisation ‘Stand With Us’ based in Michigan, USA, presented Rev Meshoe with the ‘Star of David’ award.

In 2014, Rev Meshoe was honoured with the ‘Jerusalem Award 2014’ conferred on him by the World Zionist Organisation.

In September 2015, Israel Today Nigeria, in conjunction with the Embassy of Israel in Abuja, gave Rev Meshoe the ‘Jerusalem Ambassador’ award.

Secretary:  Audra Bouwer

Telephone: 021 4033521

Email: abouwer@parliament.gov.za