The Story of the Church in South Africa

by Kevin Roy

From Calvinist to Catholic, from Charismatic to AmaZioni, the Rainbow Nation has one of the most colourful, variegated, and bewildering array of Christian churches in the world. Where on earth did they all come from? How did they develop? What do they believe? How are they related to one another?

In this clear and readable history of Christianity in South Africa, Kevin Roy answers these questions with comprehensive, succinct and rigorous historical analysis with sympathy and honesty. Dr Roy does not shy away from the failures and sins of the participants in this story that intertwines with the history of the peoples and tribes in South Africa. This book is a testimony of divine love and patience in the midst of human folly and frailty, of successes and faithful service to God.


About the Author

KEVIN ROY has been teaching church history in South Africa for over twenty-five years and earned his DTh from the University of South Africa. He has also pastored and founded several churches and currently is Pastor of Muldersdrift Union Church, Gauteng, South Africa. His major passions include church history, the body of Christ, walking and music. Born and raised in Zambia, most of his schooling was in Zimbabwe. He was an evangelist with the Dorothea Mission for eight years in Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe before marrying Ina with whom he has three adult children and five grandchildren. South Africa is his home.

Book Information

  • Author: Kevin Roy
  • ISBN: 9781783682485
  • Category: Global Perspectives
  • Region: Africa
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 04/30/2017
  • Number of Pages: 250



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