Anton Van Straaten

Anton came to faith in 1999, and soon began worshiping at Grace Fellowship, Pretoria in South Africa where he was introduced to expository preaching. In 2001, he met his wife Marietjie, and they have two teenage daughters. While working in the pharmaceutical industry, he earned a degree in business management from Southern Business School, Johannesburg (2004), and after that pursued a Master's of Divinity from The Master's Seminary, Sunvalley, California  (2009). He is serving as pastor-teacher of Orland Evangelical Free Church, where he shepherd's the flock, and seeks to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12). Besides preaching and teaching, Anton has a passion for evangelism, missions, and training the next generation of leaders.  As a servant of Christ, his desire is to be a servant-leader that lives “with” God’s people, worshipping “amongst” them, but also growing and maturing “alongside” them (2 Corinthians 4:7). 

Expository Preaching


Pulpit preaching ought to reflect our conviction that God’s Word is infallible and inerrant. Too often it does not. In fact, there is a discernible trend in contemporary evangelicalism away from biblical preaching and a drift toward an experience-centered, theme-based, topical approach in the pulpit. God's Word is inerrant, and expository preaching is a responsible way of proclaiming God's Word accurately. Expository preaching proclaims God's Word in such a way that the plain meaning of the Bible passage becomes clear. Expository preaching proclaims an infallible truth in order to evangelize the lost, and edify the saints, the purpose for which God gave us His Word. Expository preaching we bellieve best preserves the unity, purity and accuracy of Scripture. 

Book Resource:  Expository Evangelism (2017)