The Fgi DIM programme was created as an additional course to CIM for those who desire to dig a little deeper into God’s Word and be ignited with His fire on a new level, for the full time minister and those who are simply hungry for more of God’s Word. Persons enrolled in this programme who successfully complete all 4 Required Modules, will receive a Diploma in Ministry.
This course can take 6 -12 months to complete, depending on the amount of time spent studying daily, on average 1-3 hours of dedicated study time/day is required to complete this course in under 12 months. This DIM program is measured in academic credit hours. Academic credit hours are transferable from one post-secondary institution to another and are subject to the guidelines and restrictions of the post-secondary institution that receives the credits.
In order to complete the DIM, an additional 42 credits added to the CIM course for a total of 72 credits towards the degree. These next 42 credits are made up of Modules 5-8, each consisting of 5-6 subjects.
Ron had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and by the age of 7 gave his life to Jesus Christ. He was Holy Spirit filled, and water baptized by the age of 8. His parents, Bert and Linda went into full time ministry while he was still a teenager, and it was actually in one of their church services where he knew he would go into full-time ministry one day.
Ron matriculated in 1989. He studied Electrical Engineering (light current) at the University of Technology Cape Town. After completing his degree he worked in the medical field installing, training & repairing HIV, pregnancy and decease-testing equipment all over South Africa. During this time he also completed 2 years of Bible School, which eventually propelled him to get his Masters of Christian Education in 2013.
In March 1998, Ron got married to Natasha whom he met through Bible school. 2 years later they answered the call of God to join the River Group in East London, South Africa, incorporating River Ministries and Faith Broadcasting Network as pastors. They served as pastors with many different responsibilities, including the developing of an evening Bible school and later the three year full-time degreed Bible School.
Ron’s passion to equip people has led him to become director of education.
Ron and Natasha have three boys, Reuel, Ronan and the youngest Raphael. He is a family man and loves playing squash with his boys. Reuel has represented South Africa in squash and the other two boys their province at some point.
Niall matriculated from Selborne College in 2014. He graduated from Nelson Mandela University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He later graduated from Faith Bible Institute in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity. Niall has recently been positioned as the Director of Ministry of the Faith Group and alongside his wife, Tayla Clur, they also fulfil the Lead Pastoral role at Faith Church Buffalo City. He is one who dreams to see his city saved and nation changed by the power and presence of God. His desire is to see the people of God live at the level that Jesus has made available to them through the cross.
Greg is a born and bred East Londoner and was schooled throughout his school years at Selborne Primary and then Selborne College. In 1981 he commenced his university experience and read for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He completed a post graduate Higher Diploma in Accountancy and finally qualified as a Chartered Accountant after passing the Public Accountants and Auditors’ Board examination in 1986.
Greg completed three years articles with Deloitte Touche in Sandton Johannesburg, served in the military for an 18 month period and then commenced a career as a practicing accountant and tax practitioner for 13 years in a family business named after his father called, Graham Clur and Associates.
In February 2003, Greg answered the call of God to come to Christian ministry and he joined the River Group in East London, South Africa, incorporating River Ministries and Faith Broadcasting Network as the chief financial officer of the group.
Greg has developed a passion for teaching students, especially in areas relating to potential, leadership and the process of bringing young visions to reality and fulfillment. He also teaches extensively on business principles and the effective stewardship of Christian ministry.
Greg is married to Juanita (then Roebert) and has two married children. A daughter Jade, who is married to Chad Spencer and reside in Elmira, New York State, United States of America and Niall, who is married to Tayla and are currently the young adults’ pastors of River Ministries.
Bande Kentane is the director of Africa operations for Faith Broadcasting Network. Born and raised in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, he matriculated from Queen’s College Boys’ High School; furthered his studies at the University of Johannesburg (at the time ‘die Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit’ – RAU) and completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree at Fort Hare University. He served as Toastmaster president for two separate clubs (2007-2009) and a radio presenter on a local Christian radio station, LinkFM. In 2011 he began working for Ron Kussmaul Ministries as their Africa operations administrator, whilst serving in the youth ministry of his local church, The River, and eventually becoming the youth pastor from 2012 until 2016 with his wife Thando.
2016 marked his transition to television as he served as the broadcast manager for Faith Broadcasting Network, and was later in 2018 appointed as its director. Alongside his wife, Thando, they host the television show Behind The Faith on Faith TV.
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