Andre Pelser (born circa 1950) is a South African actor, author and pastor.
Born on the East Rand, he attended a number of primary schools, until they moved to Cape Town where he finished his schooling at Milnerton High, Cape Town. He then studied for a Bachelor's Degree in Drama, Afrikaans, English, German, and Ethics at the University of Cape Town (1969 – 1971).
He became a professional actor for a year (1972), then went to Miracle Valley Bible College in Arizona to do a Bible College Diploma in Religion (1973 – 1974), once more doing professional stage work. In 1978-1982 he completed a B.A. Honours Degree in Drama, specializing in Religious Drama, at the University of Pretoria, and in 1984 – 1985 completed a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Religious Studies at the Jubilee International Bible College (with a thesis on "Prophetic Acting" ) and followed by a Master's Degree in Drama and Theology at the University of Pretoria (1987 – 1991) with a thesis on Evangelistiese Drama ("Evangelical drama").
He worked with the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa as a pastor at Southern Christian Church, Bassonia (1981 – 1989) and at Corpus Christi, Brooklyn, Pretoria (1989 – 1991), before removing to Cape Town to found Harvester International Ministries and theMiracle Bible College in Cape Town.
Married to Nola Pelser, and the couple have three children.
Contribution to South African theatre
Wrote a number of plays, including A Man and Two Men (1971), a play performed at the University of Cape Town by Peter Duckitt, Jerome Marshall and himself, and a one man drama about the missionary John G Lake in Africa at the Pretoria University theatre, The latter work was also filmed at the Willem Prinsloo Museum outside Pretoria.
He wrote Die Grenswag.
As professional actor/director
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