The Hawkins have been serving with Word of Life since 1995, and in South Africa since 2001! In 2012, the Hawkins family opened a new branch of the ministry in the Durban area.

Brad’s primary ministry is to local churches; specifically training, discipling and encouraging youth leaders to better minister to their teens and children. This includes introducing the ministry of WOL to the local pastors and youth leaders and providing orientation and training on a regular basis. Brad is also involved in running WOL events for local churches, involving both evangelism and discipleship. He helps plan and run yearly camps, missions trips, and coordinates and hosts short-term missions groups from overseas countries.

Mary’s primary ministry is to her husband and family, but she also handles correspondence for their ministry and helps with administration, paperwork and office work. She helps run events and camps, cooks for groups and assists the team wherever possible.