Rob is a businessman and mentor to young leaders. With his partners at Umbono Capital, Rob invests in oil and gas and mining ventures in Africa and North America. As co-founder of Leaders in Transformation in South Africa, Rob works to see young leaders trained and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be “reformers of nations” and to set the university campuses of Southern Africa aflame with revival fires.

He is married to Pippa and they enjoy being parents to their three children Michael, Christine and James.


Rob’s Christian ministry focus areas are teaching, prophecy and strategy, while Pippa is an intercessor and loves helping people access the Lord’s healing power to experience freedom in spirit and soul. They have the privilege of serving as elders on the senior leadership team of His People Christian Church, Johannesburg, a multi-cultural church ministry with multiple congregations across the city and with a particular impact in university campus ministry.

The Gerhard family are currently based in The Woodlands, Texas, USA where Rob is developing an oil and gas business for Umbono Capital and where they are working on establishing bridges between North America and South Africa in the church, business and leadership development spheres. In Texas, the Gerhard family are members of Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands.

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