Dr. Johan Hendrik Mostert

Graduate School Faculty


  • D.Phil., Psychology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • MA, Psychology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  • BA, Hons, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • BA, SW, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  • BS, Pre-Seminary, Bethany University, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Senior Management Programme, University of Pretoria Business School, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Marriage Guidance and Counseling Certificate, Univeristy of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Writings and Publications

  • 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 Develoment 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” 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).

  • 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).

  • Gilbert, Marvin, and Alan Johnson,Eds. (2011). Missiological Research. Social science draft ed. Cape Town: Privately printed. Authored five chapters on “Evaluation Research”, “Research Ethics”, “Survey Research”, “Creating Good Questionnaires” and “Validity and Reliability”.

  • 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). “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

  • 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. (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.


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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