Team - Peter Tarantal
Southern Africa Regional Coordinator
Peter Tarantal joined OM in 1987. OM is an International, Interdenominational movement working in more than 110 countries and has 1 ship, Logos Hope. While stationed mainly in South Africa, mobilising the South African church, he worked for short stints in Eastern Europe.
He relinquished his role as National Director of OM South Africa at the end of 2008, a post he held for 14 years. He now heads up the Emerging Missions Movements for OM International, an initiative aimed at raising up workers from Africa, Latin America and Asia. He is working to help the church in these areas capitalize on its growth by sending a new harvest of workers in new, creative and sustainable ways to the least reached.
He is currently the chairman of WENSA (World Evangelisation Network of South Africa), an umbrella body seeking to co-ordinate the missions movement in and from South Africa.
As of March 2008, Peter is the Southern Africa Coordinator for MANI (Movement for African National Initiatives). MANI is an African movement committed to catalyzing the Body of Christ in Africa – its churches, organizations and individuals – to strategically fulfill the Great Commission. He is involved in empowering leaders on the continent and works for community transformation.
As from 2008, Peter also serves on the Global Leadership Council of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission (WEA MC). WEA serves more than 450 million Christians worldwide.Peter is married to Kathi and they have two children, Alex (17) and Megan (15) and they reside in Pretoria, South Africa.