Angus Buchan (born 5 August 1947) is a Christian Author, and Evangelist born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and based in South Africa.
The Buchans in 1980 started Shalom Ministries to preach in his local community with its main purpose later becoming to go out to preach around Africa.
In this post, we take a look at the life of Angus Buchan and many other interesting things about this popular evangelist.
|Full Name||Angus Buchan|
|Date of Birth||5 August 1947 (73 years old)|
|Occupation||Christian Author, and Evangelist|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Angus Buchan Age
He was born on the 5th of August 1947 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). As of 2019, he is 72 years old.
Angus Buchan Wife
He is married to Jill Buchan and together they have 5 children named Andrew, Lindi, Robyn, Fergus and Jilly.
- His teachings reinforce male relational power and present a “soft patriarchy”, with men assuming leadership roles that demand submission and obedience from women.
- His teachings fail to address the key issue of political or economic reconciliation between black and white South Africans. The fact that his followers are mostly white has been suggested to be a response to the fear of black leadership and the diminishing white control of political and economic power.
- He has made unsubstantiated claims of healing the sick at his services.
- In 2010, Bruce Winship, a Durban businessman and a trustee of Shalom Ministries was quoted as saying: “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”. However, in 2014, Winship’s relationship with Shalom Ministries came under press scrutiny, with reports revealing that Winship’s companies routinely withheld payments with a total of 30,000,000 rand from smaller construction contractors. In response, the Shalom Trust established a 12,000,000 rand fund to pay Winship’s creditors.
- Buchan’s conservative views on topics such as homosexuality and female equality led to a local council in Scotland banning him from preaching in council-owned property in 2016. A representative of the Scottish Borders LGBT Equality Association said, “Buchan’s views that LGBTI people are diseased and can be cured, and that men should dominate women and physically punish children in the family unit are extremely damaging. In my view, this crosses the line between freedom of speech and hate speech”