About Our Founders

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Bishop David Aaron Lazarus is the presiding Bishop of Siloam Word of Truth, the Kingdom Builders Network (KBN) and a Diocesan Bishop of the United Covenant Churches of Christ (UCCC). The journey of Bishop Lazarus and Siloam Word of Truth is a ministry story that spans over forty years. A journey that has been joyfully shared with his wife, Neela Lazarus. His first steps in ministry began under the leadership of his parents, Aaron & Faith Lazarus – pioneers of ministry advancement in their own right.

Siloam Word of Truth is headquartered in Gauteng, South Africa, with a strong visible ministry presence on the African continent, surrounding islands and the Indian subcontinent. Bishop Lazarus has developed the movements under his spiritual care to be international models of influence. The enduring legacy of the movements under his wisdom-filled leadership are standards of excellence in ministry, glorifying the name of Christ. 

​Bishop Lazarus is a devout student of the Word of God, having pursued studies through various institutions. In 2002 he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (hc) from Seoul Theological Seminary in South Korea. In 2007, Dr Lazarus was elevated to the office of Bishop, in the Lord’s Church, under the examination of then presiding prelate, Bishop Larry D Trotter of the United Covenant Churches of Christ International.

Bishop Lazarus is affectionately known for his unmatched ability to father the flock of God and is a catalyst in guiding people to excel in their divine destiny. This he achieves by his profound preaching, teaching and modelling the example of Christ to many. In more than 40 years of ministry he has equipped and mentored both young and old from diverse paths of life. He is an ardent believer that any dream can be achieved, when one’s confidence is placed in God.​

​Siloam Word of Truth, one church in many locations in South Africa, portrays the picture of healing an integrated land, as it serves people from multi-faceted cultures within the Nation. Bishop Lazarus is a minister’s minister, a preacher, a teacher, a singer and an author. He preaches on the principles of Kingdom Dynamics, raising spiritual sons and daughters, leadership and debt free living. He is a well sought-after conference speaker and considered a Covenant Brother to church leaders over the continents of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. His book entitled All Because of Jesus, shares with readers the Bishop’s personal testimony of what God can do when one stays true to the call and vision of God.

His first book, entitled All Because of Jesus, aptly describes his life’s journey: “A Faithful man serving a Faithful God.