In 2013 some believers moved to Nelspruit and looked for an English-speaking church in which the Bible was faithfully preached verse-by-verse. Having benefitted from the teaching of John MacArthur on Grace to You, they made enquiries that eventually led to a like-minded church in Johannesburg. Antioch Bible Church (ABC), were pleased to send Richard Peskett, who trained under John MacArthur, to establish a Christ-exalting church in Nelspruit. Richard came out to Nelspruit in 2015, and remains under the oversight of ABC as an elder and church-planter of ABC.
A high view of God and His sovereignty; an understanding that all men are corrupt and rebellious by nature; a belief that God graciously saves people through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit as they turn to Christ and trust Him; a conviction that God’s Word is His sufficient and delightful means of revelation for His people; and the persuasion that the local church exists to glorify God and His glorious grace – by proclaiming the gospel of Christ, growing in Christ-likeness, and demonstrating the love of Christ to each other.
Richard Peskett was trained at The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles. He is married to Telda, and has two sons, Andrew and Tyler. Richard has a passion for Christ, and for preaching and teaching the Bible — the means by which God graciously saves His people, equips them for ministry, and grows them in Christ-likeness (1 Peter 1:23;2:2; Eph 4:11–16).