Jacques Venter

Pastor Jacques Venter is a third generation Seventh-day Adventist and an ordained minister, born in Springs, South Africa. He graduated from Helderberg College, South Africa in 2000 with a BA in Theology and pastored in the Northern Conference (then Transvaal Conference) before accepting a call to serve as a pastor in the South England Conference (SEC) in 2007.

Jacques served in various churches across the SEC until his election as BUC Associate Executive Secretary in September 2018. In this role he served as Executive Secretary for the Scottish, Welsh and Irish Missions. Additional functions included BUC Human Resources Lead and BUC Pensions Coordinator. He also holds an MA in Theology from Friedensau Adventist University, obtained at Newbold College, and is a certified Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Jacques is passionate about missiology, discipleship, and people development. He also loves to share what he learns about God, life, people, and their intersection in vocation. Jacques is married to Lara and together they have two daughters.