Jay and Sarah Gerhart have served in southern Africa since 1998. They lead OC Africa’s ministry in Zimbabwe, a small country to the north of South Africa. Their focus is to disciple the nation through teaching biblical worldview and fostering a disciple making movement there.
Jay and Sarah have three sons, Thomas, Graham and John-Samuel who live, study, work, and play Ultimate Frisbee in South Africa and the United States.
What We Do
God is at work discipling every nation. In Zimbabwe, there are many churches, but very few people or systems are discipled. Jay and Sarah not only instruct individuals but they also teach them to apply biblical principles in any and every area of society. This involves providing relevant teaching resources; helping Christian leaders to build individual capacity; fostering a disciple making movement; and, most of all, discipling university students.
What We Offer
The Gerharts offer local church leaders their creative teaching gifts, strategic planning skills, and long-term mentoring. Jay is actively involved in establishing a disciple-making movement in Zimbabwe. He is the national facilitator for the Discipling Nations Alliance teaching material which explains biblical worldview. Sarah’s heart is to help grow people through teaching and mentoring on Identity, Intimacy with Jesus, and Leader Formation.
Their teaching resources, workshops and retreats aim to assist ministry and lay leaders to understand and apply God’s truths in tangible and meaningful ways. They focus on areas such as Marriage and Family, Identity in Christ, Coaching and Biblical leadership. In addition, Jay and Sarah desire to increase their availability as consultants, and provide guidance to help the church become the primary vehicle to rebuild the nation of Zimbabwe on a Biblical foundation.