Peter Lambert is the new District Apostle for Southern Africa. During the Chief Apostle’s visit to Dinwiddie in South Africa last Sunday, 10 December, District Apostle John L. Kriel was retired and District Apostle Helper Lambert was appointed as District Apostle.
The retired District Apostle John Kriel
He served as a minister for over 46 years, 27 of these as an Apostle, and seven years as a District Apostle. In paying tribute to his fellow Apostle, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider thanked John Kriel from the bottom of his heart. In a circular addressed to the Apostles he wrote: “We thank our friend and fellow Apostle wholeheartedly for his many years of blessed work, for his loving and faithful service to the souls entrusted to him, and His service to the Lord.” John Kriel was born in 1956 and received his first ministry as a Sub-deacon in 1977. Further ministerial levels followed until he was ordained an Apostle in 1996, a District Apostle Helper in 2015, and a District Apostle in 2016. His wife, Glenda, supported him throughout all the years.
District Apostle Peter Lambert
Peter Bernard Lambert, 59, will now take over leadership of the Regional Church. He was ordained an Apostle in 2015 and a year ago he was assigned as a District Apostle Helper. He is known to his fellow believers as head of music and composer of some of the songs in the choir hymn collection and the English hymnal. As District Apostle of the Regional Church Southern Africa he will be responsible for the countries of Botswana, Falkland Islands, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Réunion, Seychelles, St Helena, Swaziland, and South Africa.