Ellis André has been in pastoral ministry since 1969. During this time, he has served six churches as a Solo Pastor or Senior Pastor, in Canada and in South Africa. Ellis also served as a Regional Minister and as President of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. He has been an adjunct faculty member at several theological colleges and currently teaches Pastoral Studies and Preaching at Carey and directs the Doctor of Ministry Program.
Ellis is convinced that biblical preaching not only addresses contemporary needs but also comes in a rich variety of forms. He believes that the combination of strong servant-leadership, pastoral care, and the clear exposition of Scripture makes for winsome Christians and healthy churches.
Besides reading on a wide variety of topics, Ellis enjoys sports of all kinds, nowadays as an armchair critic. He and his wife, Ruth, have two adult children and four beautiful granddaughters.
Get in touch with Ellis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving Mountains (Cape Town: Struik Christian Books, 1993).
Occasional Papers and Articles
Various articles in “The SA Baptist”; “Baptists Today”; The Baptist Times” (U.K.)
Papers and Articles for Denomination Use
“Church and State”
“The Kairos Document”
“Congregational Church Government”
“The Role of Church Leaders in Congregational Decision-making”
“Baptists and Politics” (Booklet)
“Preaching on Romans” in The South African Baptist Journal of Theology, 1992.
“Expository Preaching: Fiction or Reality” in The South African Baptist Journal of Theology, 1995.
“The Peril of Professionalism: Peter’s Exhortation to Pastors in 1 Peter 5:1-4” in The South African Baptist Journal of Theology, 2004.
Diploma in Divinity; Berea Theological College (Centurion, SA)
BTh, University of South Africa
Hons BTh, University of South Africa
MA (MTh equivalent - Department of Religious Studies), University of Cape Town
Dissertation: The Baptist Understanding of the Relationship Between Church and State with Particular Reference to the South African Situation
DMin (Expository Preaching), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY)
Project Thesis: Improving Expository Preaching through Greater Variety in Sermon Structure and Delivery at White Rock Baptist Church, British Columbia