Inspire and challenge your church, conference or festival – get a Message speaker to share amazing testimonies and powerful truth from God’s Word.
How do I book a speaker?
In the first instance, please fill out the enquiry form below with as many details as you can provide (preferred date, nature of event, etc). We will get back in touch with you as soon as we can.
Can I choose which speaker we have?
We will do our best to accommodate your specific request. Some of our speakers may not be available and may be booked to speak already, so we may suggest a great alternative.
How much does it cost?
We would normally expect you to cover travel expenses and other costs incurred. Any additional gift to The Message Trust is entirely at your discretion.
MESSAGE SPEAKER PROFILES
TIM TUCKER: NATIONAL DIRECTOR
Tim is originally from the UK but has been involved in charitable work in Africa since the 1990's. He is passionate about the development of African leaders and is the author of The Pace Setter. Tim joined The Message Trust in September 2013 after ten years working in sports ministry across Africa. He has a Masters Degree in Practical Theology and is currently completing his PhD through North West University. . Tim is often invited to speak about the work of The Message Trust and topics including leadership, youth at risk and urban mission.
MARK SLESSENGER: OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Mark received his B.A Theology Degree from Stellenbosch University and M.A in Organisational Leadership from Eastern University in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Mark oversees the organisational and strategic development of The Message Trust. He also has over twelve years experience running holistic development programs in South African prisons. Mark is invited to speak to organisations about developing holistic intervention programmes for youth at risk and about the work of The Message Trust.
ALASTAIR BUCHANAN: CHURCH LIAISON COORDINATOR
Alastair joined The Message Trust in January 2015 and leads our Message Eden-Network in the Western Cape. Alastair is deeply passionate about seeing churches in disadvantaged communities encouraged and supported. Alastair has vast experience as a pastor and has been instrumental in planting churches in poor communities in South Africa. Alastair is often invited to speak about issues surrounding social injustice, church planting and urban mission.
PRESTON JONGBLOED: PRISON TEAM LEADER
Preston joined The Message Trust in February 2015 and leads our Message In Prisons work across the Western Cape. He is deeply passionate about young people fulfilling their God-given potential. He is a motivational speaker to youth and is often requested to speak at youth events across the Western Cape. Preston is regularly invited to speak to young people on the Cape Flats and has spoken at conferences, churches, schools and prisons.
VUYO NYABAZA: PRISON COORDINATOR
Vuyo is a former Cape Town gangster who loves God and is very passionate about reaching young people in prison. He joined the Message in January 2015. He runs bible study and discipleship classes with offenders and loves to mentor young men and sharing with them his story and about Jesus Christ. Vuyo is often requested to share his story and inspire young people, who are caught up in a life of crime and gangsterism. Vuyo has spoken at events in prisons, schools and churches across South Africa.
SHAUN PRETORIUS: CREATIVE TEAM LEADER
Shaun joined The Message in August 2015 as the Creative Missions Team Leader. Shaun has a powerful testimony and was previously a victim of drug addiction. Because of his story, he is passionate about helping young people excel amidst the challenges and peer pressure they might face. Shaun has a powerful testimony about how God saved him from a life of drug addiction and pornography. He is often invited to share with young people facing similar struggles. Shaun often speaks to youth in prisons, schools, churches and communities across Cape Town.
JESSICA LONGE: GANGSTAR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jessica joined The Message Trust in July 2014 is the manager of Gangstar Enterprise Development which provides employment opportunities for unemployed youth who have previously led a life of crime and gangsterism. Jess has developed community based initiatives with government and is passionate about providing practical opportunities and care for young people. Jess is often invited to share about Gangstar Enterprises and the impact it has had on the lives of the young men employed through our businesses.