Border Baptist
Network

The Border Baptist Network is the Baptist network of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa  based in the eastern part of South Africa made up of 80 churches and fellowships. This network covers the area from the Fish River in the south of the Eastern Cape Province to Mthata in the Northern Eastern Cape Province.

This network is made up predominately of Xhosa speaking believers and English and Afirkaans speakers.  This network was greatly influenced by the German settlers under the leadership of Rev Hugo Goetsch and Carl Pape. The network also includes the geographical areas known as Transkei and Ciskei.

The Fort White Bible Institute was established at Debe Neck and many pastors were trained at this institution before it was closed.  Many of the our pastors are currently being trained at the Baptist Theological College and the Cape Town Baptist Seminary.

Leadership

Rev Brian Tukuta
Rev Derrick Shezi
Mrs Patricia Ihlenfeldt
Rev Scott Landu
Rev Thembile Dungu

2024 Dates at BBN

JANUARY 2024

1 Jan – New Years Day
15 Jan – BBN Office Opens
17 Jan – EC Schools Open

FEBRUARY 2024

3 Feb – Teacher’s Workshop
8 Feb – BBN Executive Meeting
24 Feb – BBN Cluster Meeting

MARCH 2024

6 Mar – Probationers Meeting
21 Mar – Human Rights Day
22 Mar – School Holiday
28 Mar – School Holidays Start
29 Mar – Easter Weekend

APRIL 2024

8 Apr – Schools Commence
20 Apr – BBN Pastor’s Wives
27 Apr – Freedom Day

MAY 2024

1 May – Worker’s Day
9 May – Ascension Day
16 May – BBN Executive Meeting
19 May – Ascension Day
24-26 May – Scripture Exam
29 May – National Election Day

JUNE 2024

1 June – BBN Training Day
16 June – Youth Day
17 June – Public Holiday
29 June – School Holidays

JULY 2024

23 July – Schools Commence
31 July – Probationers Meeting

AUGUST 2024

9 Aug – Women’s Day
17 Aug – BBN Cluster Meeting
29 Aug – BBN Executive Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2024

2-6 Sept – BWD Prayer Week
11 Sept – Probationers Meeting
23 Sept – School Holiday
24 Sept – Heritage Day

OCTOBER 2024

3-14 October – School Holidays
8-11 October – BU Assembly

NOVEMBER 2024

8-10 Nov – BBN AGM

DECEMBER 2024

6 Dec – BBN Office Closes
11 Dec – School Closes
16 Dec – Day of Reconcilliation
25 Dec – Christmas Day
26 Dec – Day of Goodwill