More about the Theologos creators:

For the past thirty years Sarel and Thiesa have been involved with counselling and ministering to broken and sick people, as well as marriage counselling and deliverance of people under demonic inluence. In 1991 they started their first counselling school, it had a major impact on the lives of the people who attended and beyond. More than 10000 students have completed the certificate course in Christian Ministry (previously known as Certificate in Christian Counselling). Among these are pastors from different congregations and their wives, medical practitioners and psychologists to mention but a few. All wanting to be of service in the kingdom of God.

Sarel obtained a D.Min Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in the USA.

Thiesa has a BSc, B.Min & M.Christian Counselling.

They are the shepherds of Oasis Fellowship: House of the Father in Kempton Park. Sarel and Thiesa have been married for 38 years and have three adult sons who are married.

Theologos School of Ministry, is a ministry of Oasis – House of the Father in Kempton Park. Dr Sarel van der Merwe is the senior pastor of the church and his wife Thiesa is the principal of Theologos School of Ministry.

Why Choose Theologos?


We make training available to all people who want to be healed and transformed in the Image of Christ Jesus and want to be part of the solution to heal and restore the broken world with Jesus Christ and also to reveal the Father to a fatherless generation! We want to see Kingdom Heaven & Earth Colliding!

Excellent Faculty

We have excellent faculty who will guide you through your own unique journey to the heart of Christ. We love to see people reach new height and delve even deeper into the Father’s heart!

Variety of Programs

We have a wide variety of programs designed to help give you a better understanding of the subject matter.

Meet our Theologos team…

Dr Sarel & Thiesa van der Merwe

They founded Theologos in 1991 and have been pioneering the Counselling & Ministry fields since then, with their three sons and their families. Seeing whole & healed families & marriages is their passion. They are also bringing new & fresh revelation into Intercessory Prayer.

Stefan van der Merwe
Director & General Manager

Stefan is the 2nd eldest son of Dr Sarel & Thiesa, he is also the Praise & Worship leader at Oasis – House of the Father. He and his wife are growing the prophetic into a dynamic movement through Praise & Worship as well as teaching.

Marlise van der Merwe
Head of Personnel & Theologos

Marlise is Stefan’s wife & supporting leader in the Praise & worship team, together they are bringing in a new sound for the new season. She is pioneering the Prophetic in the church & also leading the School and it’s combined Ministries.

Ankia Mans
Head Administrator

Ankia works with the day to day workings of Theologos and the students, helping & supporting them through the courses. She is part of the Prophetic Art and Praise & Worship (Technical) Teams.

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