In Partnership for the Kingdom2 min read

Rev. Dr. Mandla Khumalo has been in ministry for over 40 years. He is the founding pastor of St. Peter Confessional Lutheran Church in Middleburg, South Africa, and is currently serving the Michigan District, LCMS as missionary at large, based in Lansing. His work, in partnership with the Michigan District, is to help congregations identify and engage in international mission opportunities that will result in kingdom growth. He also serves as a resource for congregations reaching out to African, Hispanic, and other ethnic communities.

Pastor Khumalo’s ministry to the District includes:

  • Developing and helping implement evangelism experiences in congregations around the District where people are already actively involved in Great Commission work;
  • preaching and leading Bible class in congregations;
  • sharing his story with schools; and
  • intentionally working to hold evangelism/mission workshops for zones and circuits.

As Khumalo looks back on his life, he can see how “Christ halted my way to go into an armed struggle to topple the Apartheid regime [and sent me] back to preaching peace to my people. I now understand that the problem of my country was not racism, hatred, tribalism, bigotry, or apartheid but sin itself, and that people do not commit these things because of their birth, origin, or color, but because of sin, and only Christ can solve that problem.”

On Sunday, July 26, Rev. Dr. Mandla Khumalo was the guest preacher at Christ Our Savior, Livonia. Both services and a Q&A with Dr. Khumalo and Christ Our Savior’s pastors were recorded and are available at

If you would like Pastor Khumalo to speak at your church or school, inquiries can be made to Linda Glenn ( or 847.738.5996). You can read more about Khumalo through the District’s blogs: Christian Outreach Born From Struggle and Capturing God’s Work in South Africa.

Photo by James Saleska/Michigan District, LCMS

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