Peter van Breda
The first 40 years of Peter's life were spent in South Africa, where he trained and worked as a Chartered Accountant and later as the owner and CEO of a large engineering company. In 1978 in cooperation with the founding pastor and a group of 12 people he and his wife, Gabriella, pioneered a church which today is one of the largest churches in South Africa.
In 1984 they pioneered a 2nd church. In addition to the church responsibilities, in 1989 he was appointed as Africa Director for World Missionary Assistance. In 1993 Peter was appointed the International Director. He also served on the board of the Canadian organization as Executive Director. As the International Director he was responsible for setting up and teaching leadership seminars in many developing nations and has traveled to over 70 countries. In 1996 Peter and Gabriella established a 501(3c) non-profit humanitarian aid and leadership development organization, "World Impact Network", which currently works locally and in developing nations providing education to the nations including China and countries in Africa.
In 2004 Peter earned a joint Doctor of Ministry degree from Bakke Graduate University and Asia Graduate Theological Seminary. In 2007 Peter established a graduate level seminary program for the Chinese Christian leadership. As the founder of this program he serves as part of the faculty of The Kings University.
Peter and his Gabriella have served as the Seniors Pastors of Bellevue Church for over 18 years. He is an ordained minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. In the last few years 5 ethnic churches have been planted out of Bellevue Foursquare Church. The van Breda's have 3 children and 4 grandsons who all serve the Lord and attend the church in Bellevue.