Why did you decide to come to CAPA?
It was 1994 when I [had a] desire to teach people—to teach those who are coming, the
newcomers in Christ, those who are just born again. I had a desire to teach them the Word, but I
had no knowledge. I didn’t—I knew nothing. I had a desire to teach, but I had no knowledge
about the Bible. So that’s 1995.
I started another theological college, but it was like part-time. So I did my certificate, but I was
just a mere member at the church. So from then, that desire began to grow, to grow, to grow. So I
went to Bible school in 2006; I did my diploma there. But I was not satisfied. Then I went to
study degree. Then I was not satisfied.
So when I heard about CAPA, I had a desire to see their curriculum. That’s when I saw their
curriculum—my heart was satisfied. So my desire was to teach the Word, the real Word of God,
to people. So CAPA has helped me because I’ve gotten the Advanced Diploma with CAPA, so
CAPA has helped me how I can teach the real Word to people, and my church is growing very
fast, to the extent that even the top bosses to our denomination has transferred me just last week.
Yeah, have posted me to another small church there.
And now it’s about a month, but the church has started growing from about 30 people—now we
are about 100. And even financially we are growing. So I see God: God sent me to meet the
professors of CAPA, who has been committed teaching me to know the real Word. So I will
never forget [laughs] my father Brian [Biedebach]—Brian, he has taught me block diagram. So I
will never forget Brian. And I always pray for him, and I always pray for the church of [John]
MacArthur, yeah. They are doing a great job to my ministry, and I will never forget.
In what ways has your preaching changed?
In those days, I was used to read just one verse, and speak talking. [snaps] Talking, [snaps]
talking, [snaps] talking. [snaps] I was just speaking whatever is come. So there was the other
time, I was used to sit down in my house and listen to messages from the radio and take those
messages and preach to the church, and sometimes watching that videos, listen to the other men
of God through videos, and I was watching, and take those messages and preach to the church.
But it was like, the church… there was no change. There was no change. But when I came here
to CAPA, CAPA has taught me how I can outline the message, how I can—in short, I’ve learned
hermeneutics and homiletics. Now to be in Master of Divinity first year, where we are learning
Greek and Hebrew, I know God has a purpose. He has a purpose because that’s when now I will
be know how to interpret the Bible from the Greek word to the English word, and from the
English word to our mother language, Chichewa. So I’m expecting a great growth from the
knowledge we are getting here. [laughs] Sure.