David Broodryk has trained and mentored leaders in Africa, Eastern Europe, Central/ Western Europe, USA, South America, and Asia. As a strategist, he focuses on mobilizing the gospel through self-replicating movements. David and his wife, Michelle, live in South Africa and have two adult children.
David is currently the Executive Director of TAN Foundation, which he founded in 2001. From this platform, he has initiated movements of transformation in 14 countries across Southern Africa. He subsequently launched several teams that work to support and expand these movements.
From 2012-2014, David also worked in Eurasia as a non-resident missionary. The result has been a significant movement of the gospel across 16 Countries. He trained and mentored strategic teams of leaders who have taken ownership for seeing movements continue to spread across this region.
This exponential growth of these movements is the result of disciple making that reproduces disciples, churches and disciple-making teams through multiple generations. New churches in the movement are led in a number of different languages, represent a wide diversity of cultures and number anywhere from twenty to eighty people in a church.
During 2013 and 2014, David led a global think-tank on catalysing self-replicating movements in cities. He set up strategic initiatives on several continents to wrestle with the question, “What would it take to reach the cities of the world?” The result has been the emergence of Accelerate.
Beginning in South Africa, David began to assemble a team of mentors for urban movements. In 2014, he launched a new movement for his own city, starting in his own home. During 2015 and 2016, the teams began to grow and expand into Gauteng – a metropolis of 15 million people. This new work is in the process of becoming a model for urban movements globally.
David currently serves as the Global Strategic Director for Accelerate – an initiative to launch movements of the gospel into the cities of the world. His philosophy of ministry is deeply rooted in the principles of humble, servant leadership that empower and release ordinary people to be viral carriers of the good news.