Tommie is an elder at Brackenhurst Baptist Church, the ‘hub church’ for HeartCry in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a former missionary to India, and is now the founder and director of Imprint. Imprint publishes biblical resources to strengthen churches in the region, and translates some of those resources into local languages. Tommie works with HeartCry missionary Mario Maneville in developing and conducting more extensive training for pastors.

*HeartCry is not Tommie’s primary supporter, but it is our privilege to partner with him in his vital work.

Testimony of Conversion

I grew up in a Christian home but was not saved while I was in the home. I chose a prodigal life  and was far from the Lord and my family. This was a lifestyle of rejecting who God is and what He expects of His creation. I chose to serve myself rather than God. After some time in the world and darkness, the Lord pulled me to Himself. Through providential events, the Lord showed me that I am a sinner and can’t save myself through any good works. I needed a Savior in Jesus. The Holy Spirit did a marvelous transforming work in my life and I rejoice that God saved me from death to life.

Ministry History

After some time in the corporate world, I went into full-time ministry. I started as a missions intern at my local church, Brackenhurst Baptist Church. After a year, the church sent my family to India. I served in India for two years. I trained pastors and planted a church with a local man. Then the Indian government told us to leave the country due to our activities.

We returned home in 2018. I started a ministry called Imprint which exists to leave a healthy mark on the church. Imprint provides trustworthy biblical resources and training to church leaders. We use the books we print as textbooks to help church leaders grow. We partner with Crossway, HearCry, Ligonier, Desiring God, and 9Marks for the resources, printing them locally to make the resources affordable and available for the local people. If you want more information you can visit our website at

While I serve at Imprint I also serve as one of the pastors at Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa.