About our Founder

Deon van der Berg
Rev. Deon van der Berg received a clear call from God to launch Beginet a few minutes after receiving his retrenchment letter on 13 March 2018.  Still shaken by the news, the feeling of being prevented from living his vocation and losing his monthly income, the Lord also says he must go and serve people for free. He must not seek money. He replied only with a loud voice, “Lord, how am I going to look after my family?” Two months later Beginet NPC was founded on exactly that principle. He was born on July 17, 1965 in Tsumeb, Namibia. His father worked in the copper mine, whereas his mother was a nurse.  He was the fifth out of six children. When he was almost four years old, his parents relocated to South Africa. They stayed on a smallholding in Vereeniging and then moved to Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.
Deon with his painting
Deon with his painting
During his Gr.12 year in the Hoërskool Driehoek, he received a clear calling from the Lord to study Theology to go full time into ministry. At this point he had a complete scholarship to study B. COM to become a chartered accountant. He always says he grew up poor, he at least wants to die rich. That is why he wanted to become a CA. He had a hard time getting through University. After obtaining his BA and BD in Theology from the University of Pretoria in 1989, he started his ministry as a chaplain in the South African Police Service. From there he served as a full-time minister in Morgenzon for five years and then for ten years in Valleisig, Pretoria. He always had a passion for marriage and relationships and began to focus on this within his ministry. From 2008 to 2018, he served as a full-time minister and presenter at Life Enrichment Seminars (Lewensverryking) where he presented various seminars on relationships throughout South Africa. That gave him the opportunity to start a radio show called “Hoe maak mens” (How do we do this?). Deon and Corlie got married in 1988 and the Lord blessed them with two beautiful daughters, Cornelia and Magdel. The sad thing about his life, the thorn in his flesh, is that they divorced in 2020. The COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa in 2020 was a time of pain and grief for him, but also an opportunity to redefine his purpose and calling. Today, with a cheerful spirit, he focuses on making a huge impact wherever he goes and promptly responds to any specific need to give hope to people. He is always passionate about serving people at no cost. Rev. Deon loves to live his life according to the following words: “Only one life, it will soon pass. Only what’s done for God and His Kingdom, will last.”

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