Dr. Johan Hendrik Mostert

Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty


  • DLit et Phil (Psychology) (University of Pretoria, South Africa) 1992
  • BA (SW) (University of South Africa) 1987
  • MA (Psychology) (University of South Africa) 1982
  • BA (Hons) (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) 1977
  • BS (Pre-Seminary) (Bethany University, Santa Cruz, CA) 1972
  • Senior Management Programme (University of Pretoria Business School) 1994
  • Marriage Guidance and Counseling Certificate (UNISA) 1986
  • Certified Trainer for foster care: New Generation PRIDE, STARS, and Spaulding

Director of Family and Community Resources

  • Director of CompaCare
  • AG Family Services (COMPACT)

Professor Emeritus of Community Psychology: AG Theological Seminary at Evangel University: 

M.A. Courses taught regularly:

  • Marriage Counseling and Human Sexuality
  • Social Justice in Pentecostal Perspective
  • Relational Dynamics in Leadership
  • Discipleship
  • Family Ministry and Soul Care
  • Helping Techniques and Ministering to Diverse Populations
  • Doctoral level courses taught regularly
  • Relief and Development in Missiological Context (DAIS/Ph.D.)
  • Contemporary issues in Social Justice (DAIS/Ph.D.)
  • Ethical Issues in Contemporary Ministry (D.Min.)


Former courses taught in the M.A. Counseling program (until 2014):

  • Human Sexuality
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Psychological Tests and Measurements 
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 
  • Research Methods


Graduate Teaching Experience:

  • 2001 to 2002 Adjunct Professor, Regent University, Center for Leadership Studies Doctoral Program
  • 2002 to 2004 Adjunct Professor, AGTS
  • 2003 Adjunct Professor, Regent University, PhD Counseling Education Program
  • 2004 to 2016 Professor of Community Psychology at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • 2016 to present Emeritus Professor of Community Psychology (teaching 4 courses per annum in 2017)


Full-Time Professional Experience Other Than Teaching:

  • 1972 to 1981 Local pastor serving congregations in Sandton/Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1977 to 1981 Pastoral Counselor, Villa Lubet Children’s Village, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1982 to 1984 Principal of Villa Lubet Children’s Village, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1984 to 1989 Deputy Director Social Services, Apostolic Faith Mission National Welfare Department (South Africa)
  • 1989 to 2000 National Director of Apostolic Faith Mission Welfare Department (South Africa)
  • 2000 to 2004 Independent Development Consultant to International NGOs and Churches (South Africa and US)
  • 2016 to present National Director of CompaCare, AG Family Services
  • Appointed as Member of Discipleship Task Force for the Global Council for Empowered21 (2013)
  • Advisory Board Member, Kerus Global Education, Harrisonburg, VA and Pretoria, South Africa (since 2001)
  • Advisory Board Member, Victory Trade School, Springfield, MO (2011 to 2015)
  • Ordained minister Apostolic Faith Mission, South Africa from 1974 to present
  • Ordained minister Assemblies of God, US from 2005 to present
  • Registered Counseling Psychologist, South African Medical and Dental Council from 1981 to 2004
  • Registered Social Worker with South African Health and Allied Workers Council, 1986 to 2004
  • Lead Researcher, Kern Family Foundation sponsored research grant on Whole Life Discipleship 2012-2015
  • Mostert, Johan and Mostert, Andrea (1995).  Kinders, tieners en soortgelyke rampe” (“Children teenagers and similar catastrophes).  PsychoTheta, Johannesburg
  • Mostert, Johan (1998).  South African Manual for the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis.” Jopie van Rooyen and Associates, Johannesburg.
  • Mostert, Johan (1998).  70 Ways to Serve.” National Development Initiative for Social Welfare (NDISWE): Johannesburg.
  • Mostert, Johan (1999).  NPO (Not-for-Profit) Operations Manual.” National Development Initiative for Social Welfare (NDISWE): Johannesburg.
  • Mostert, Johan (1999).  Registering as NPO.” National Development Initiative for Social Welfare (NDISWE): Johannesburg.
  • Mostert, J., Tshabalala, S., and Mostert, O. (2003). “Agri-refineries and Sustainable Rural Development for the Great Limpopo TBNRM Initiative: A Confidential Feasibility Study for USAID”
  • Van Zyl, R., Mostert, J. and Mostert, O. (2004).  Partnership to Enhance Agricultural-related Employment Opportunities in the Community of Bapong, North West Province”. University of Louisville, Kentucky and Rand Afrikaans University joint research project.
  • Ball, M., Cerullo, J and Mostert, J. (2004). “It Takes Courage: Youth Curriculum”. Kerus Global Education: PEPFAR funded training curriculum for Mozambique, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya.
  • Mostert, J. (2005). “Evangelicals and Social Justice”.  (Syllabus) Semi-finalist in Yale Divinity School’s “Theological Education Renewal Awards Program”
  • Mostert, J. (2005).  The Evangelical Response to AIDS in South Africa”.  Article in “Changing our Response: Mission in the era of HIV/AIDS”, International Bulletin of Missionary Research: Overseas Ministries Studies Center (OMSC).
  • Ball, M., Cerullo, J and Mostert, J. (2006). “It Takes Courage: Pastor’s Vision Conference”. Kerus Global Education: USAID funded character training curriculum for Swaziland pastors.
  • Mostert, J. (2007).  Lessons from our struggle to overcome racial segregation: A brief history of the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa” Chapter in “We’ve Come This Far: Reflections on the Pentecostal Tradition and Racial Reconciliation”, Klaus, B (Ed.).  AGTS: Springfield, MO.
  • Mostert, J. (2009).  “The psycho-social implications for the Pentecostal academy in a destabilized world”.  Encounter, Vol. 6.  (Inaugural lecture as Professor of Community Psychology).  http://www.agts.edu/encounter/articles/2009summer/mostert.htm 
  • Mostert, J. and van der Spuy, M. (2010).  Truth and Reconciliation: A South African Perspective”.  Chapter in Mittelstat, M. and Sutton, G. (Eds.) “Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration: Multidisciplinary Studies from a Pentecostal Perspective.  Pickwick Publications.
  • Mostert, J., Ball, M. and Cerullo, J (2011). “How to become HIV+: Guidelines for the Local Church”.  Kerus Global Education, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Mostert, J. (2011).  Book review of “From the roots up: A closer look at compassion and justice in missions” by JoAnn Butrin.  Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Summer 2011, Vol. 8(1). http://www.agts.edu/encounter/book_reviews/2011summer/review_Mostert.pdf
  • Mostert, J. (2012).  “Community Psychology as Socio-Missional Entrepreneurship”.  Journal of Psychology & Christianity, Vol. 30(3), 239-242.
  • Mostert, J. (2012).  “Addressing Poverty in Today’s Africa”.  Embrace: Together for Christ, Compassion, and Africa. Vol. 3 (Winter), 6-8.
  • Mostert, J. (2012).  Book review of “Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good” by Amy L. Sherman.  Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Summer 2012, Vol. 9
  • Mostert, J. (2012).  Book review of “Christ at the Checkpoint: Theology in the Service of Justice and Peace” by Paul Alexander (Editor).  Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Summer 2012, Vol. 9(1)
  • Mostert, J. and Gilbert, M. (2013).  “Obtaining Informed Consent in Missiologically Sensitive Contexts”.  International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 37(1), 3-8.
  • Mostert, J. (2013).  “White Cultural Identity Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Personal Narrative”.  Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity, Vol 4, No 1, 44-60.
  • Mostert, J. (2014).  “Ministry of Mercy and Justice”, chapter in Ma, W., Karkkainen, V-M, and Asamoah-Gyadu, K. (Eds.), Pentecostal Mission and Global Christianity, Edinburg Centenary Series on Pentecostalism. Oxford, UK: Regnum Books.
  • Mostert, J. (2014).  “The Social Justice Debates in Psychology and Theology: Thoughts on ‘Turning the World Upside Down’”.  Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Vol. 33, No 2, 127-138.
  • Mostert, J. (2014). “Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals (GLB): A Pastoral Reflection”.  Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry, Summer 2014, Vol. 11.
  • Mostert, J. (2015). “Don’t forget the poor”, in Lim, S (Ed), Your Call to Work and Mission, Springfield, MO: AGTS.
  • Mostert, J. (2015). “Cross-Cultural Counseling: An Independent-Study Textbook”, Springfield, MO.: Global University
  • Sutton, G.W. & Mostert, J. (2015). “Assessing Spiritual Growth and Development in Christian Communities”.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, International Conference, Denver, Colorado
  • Mostert, J. (2016).  “Don’t forget the poor”.  PneumaReview.com (online journal: reprint of chapter from Your Call to Work and Mission.  Spring.
  • Mostert, J. and Hancock, B. (2017).  CompaCARE Compassion Care System Manual: Helping Churches Minister to Vulnerable Children and Families.  CompACT Family Services: Hot Springs, AR.
  • Mostert, J. (2017).  “The US Foster Care Crisis and How Biblical Discipleship can Solve it”.  Assemblies of God Discipleship website: https://ag.org/sharedcontent/articleonlydiscipleship/mf-fostercare?D={9B166114-4529-410C-B963-6C9099015B2A} 
  • Mostert, J. (2018) five research chapters in Lewis, PW., Gilbert, M., and Johnson, A.R. (editors) Missiological Research: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Methods, and Integration. William Carey Library: “Ethical Research with Human Subjects”, “Validity and Reliability”, “Survey Research”, “Questionnaire Construction”, and “Program Evaluation”.
  • Mostert, J. (2018).  “Capacity and Stability: Hope and Help for Foster Parents”.  Influence Magazine, May 4, 2018.
  • Mostert, J. and Hancock, B. (2018).  CompaCARE Compassion Volunteer Manual: Helping Churches Minister to Vulnerable Children and Families.  CompACT Family Services: Hot Springs, AR.
  • Mostert, J. and Hancock, B. (2018).  CompaCARE Compassion Care Family Advocate Manual: Helping Churches Minister to Vulnerable Children and Families.  CompACT Family Services: Hot Springs, AR.
  • Hodge, A.S., Hook, J.N., Zhang, H., McLaughlin, A.T., Mostert, J.H., Hancock, B.R., Davis, D.E., & Van Tongeren, D.R. (2022).  The Effectiveness of Faith-Based Organizations Designed to support Adoptive and Foster Care Families: A Systematic Review of the Literature.  Spirituality in Clinical Practice
  • Self, C., Mostert, J., & Bolds, J. (2022).  Life in 5D: A New Vision of Discipleship.  BronzeBow Publishing, MN.
  • Publishing Summary
  • Books and Manuals authored and co-authored: 16
  • Chapters published in Books by others, Articles and Reviews: 19
  • Peer-reviewed Journal articles: 6


Johan Mostert started his career in pastoral ministry in 1972 with the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in South Africa and served churches in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. Over the next 23 years his ministry grew as he progressively took over management responsibilities for the AFM’s community social work services, geriatric services and adoption services for the Church. From 1989 to 2000 he served as national Director of the AFM Welfare Department with its several hundred employees, ten homes for the aged, children’s homes and 310 local church voluntary welfare organizations.

He has five earned degrees in the social sciences and two post-graduate diplomas. His terminal degree is a D.Phil. in psychology from the University of Pretoria. Until his emigration from South Africa in 2004 he was a certified Counseling Psychologist, a licensed social worker and an ordained minister.

He is currently Professor Emeritus of Community Psychology at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) where he has taught for the past 12 years. His areas of specialization are discipleship and social justice courses and he will remain the track coordinator of the Relief and Development track for the Ph.D. (Intercultural Studies). Andrea, his high school sweetheart and best friend of 44 years passed away suddenly in August, 2014. Together they have three married children and nine grandchildren.

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