Asst. to the Director for Missions/Training Africa
After completing his Engineering Studies in Industrial Electronics/Instrumentation NTS 5, Louis felt the call of God to the ministry. He completed his theological training in 1991 at the Auckland Park Theological Seminary. Dr. Louis Blom has been in the ministry for the past 30 years. After pastoring in two local churches, with the AFM of SA in Kempton Park for 10 years, he co-founded Judea Harvest in 1999.
During the past 30 years, Louis has traveled the world extensively, preaching and mobilizing the body of Christ for the harvest in more than 30 nations. Louis continued his post-graduate studies at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and completed his Honours Degree in 2001 and his Master’s Degree in 2004. His Master’s Degree focused on understanding the culture of the people in the continent of Africa and how culture meets gospel. He completed his Doctoral Thesis on Evangelism Strategies for Africa with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2009, which confirms his passion for the gospel and the people of Africa.
Dr. Louis Blom was a co-founder of Judea Harvest in 1999 along with Pastor Hansie Henning, the founder, and has been blessed and privileged to work with Judea ever since. Dr. Louis Blom started Judea Hope, the development division of Judea Harvest in 2006. Africa is plagued by many problems, such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic, poverty, corruption, and a lack of education. Judea Hope has embarked on a number of initiatives to meet the needs of the children in the communities. We have 1 300 child care centers in our network of tents and churches. In these care centers, they feed, educate, and care for vulnerable children.
Dr. Louis Blom also founded Judea Training in 2013 with the main focus on training the hundreds and thousands of untrained African pastors. Judea Training has been extremely successful and impactful in this work; however, we face a mammoth task as research shows that there are more than a million untrained African pastors doing ministry without formal training. Louis lives to see the Lord’s great harvest gathered in Africa.
Dr. Louis Blom has been married to Thea Blom for the past 31 years. They are the proud parents of Leonardo Blom. Together they have been involved in full-time ministry for the past 30 years. They get fulfillment in living out the plan and purpose God set out for them as a family.