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Angus Buchan

Angus Buchan
Born 5 August 1947
Northern Rhodesia
Residence Greytown, South Africa
Occupation Farmer, Evangelist
Religion Christian, Evangelist
Spouse(s) Jill Buchan
Children Robyn, Jilly, Andrew and Fergus
Shalom Ministries

Angus Buchan was originally a Zambian maize and cattle farmer of Scottish descent[1] who started farming in Zambia but was forced to sell everything and move to Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 1976 due to political unrest in Zambia.

In 1980 he started the Shalom Ministries to preach in his local community. Over time he has become a full-time evangelist while the farm is now being run mostly by both his sons.

In 1998 Angus wrote a book about his life, Faith Like Potatoes, the book was turned into a film of the same title in 2006. Angus Buchan's Ordinary People is a 2012 semi-biographical film that tells the story of the growth of Buchan's ministry from the 1970s to the present, and that of three fictional characters whose lives are changed after attending one of his conferences.

About criticism: "Not one cent goes to Angus. He lives in the same wattle and daub house that he built on his farm. He drives the same old car. He doesn't even have medical aid." said Bruce Winship.[2]

Shalom Ministries

In 1980 Angus and Jill started Shalom Ministries.[3] The main purpose of the ministry is to go out and preach in South Africa and Africa.

Beth-Hatlaim orphanage

Beth-Hatlaim (House of the Lambs), is a children's home for 25 orphaned and abandoned children, founded in 1995.[4]

Halalisani Farm School

Halalisani Farm School is a Christian farm school also administered by Shalom Ministries with approximately 200 pupils.[5]

Mighty Men Conferences

The Mighty Men Conference, organised by Shalom Trust, is a gathering of Christian men and boys, camping for a few days annually in the open. The sole purpose of the meeting is to mutually worship and connect with God, thus growing spiritually while in the beautiful outdoors they believe He miraculously created. It began with only 40 people and grew exponentially by the 6th time it was held gathering more than 200,000 in 2009[6][7] and by its 7th and final conference the following year (2010) seated more than 400,000. Since the completion of the conferences, other believers have been inspired to hold similar Hoolaa.

Current work

Angus presents a 30 minute religious show, Grassroots on ETV, Sundays at 6:30 to 7, and Thursdays from 5:00 to 5:30, mostly filmed from his own farm.[3][8]

He is also a full-time evangelist going around South Africa and Africa drawing very large crowds.[9]

On his official facebook page, he is known as "Uncle Angus", the name the Afrikaans speaking people use to address him.


  • Faith Like Potatoes: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for God. (ISBN 978-0825461118, ).
  • The Booth: Finding quiet time in the presence of God. (ISBN 978-1432103521, ) by Angus Buchan.
  • Revival
  • The Seed Sower
  • Jesus ... a farmer ... and miracles
  • Is Jesus Enough?
  • Hard-core Christianity
  • Passing the Baton
  • A Farmer's Year
  • A Mustard Seed
  • Fathers and Sons
  • A People Saturated with God
  • Grassroots Volume 1
  • Come of Age - The Road to Spiritual Maturity, 2010, ISBN 978-0-85721-0210

See also


  1. ^ Angus Buchan's Biography
  2. ^ 'I have seen the change Angus has made'
  3. ^ a b Shalom Ministries
  4. ^ Shalom Ministries blog - In the beginning
  5. ^ Halalisani combine
  6. ^ Feedback from MMC'09
  7. ^ Buchan 'brought back by Jesus'
  8. ^ Grassroots
  9. ^ 70 000 pitch for prayer meet
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