A native of Southern Africa - Zimbabwe is the firstborn son of Dr Herbert and Dr Ivonne Ndlovu and two siblings, Simthandile and Zolile. Jephthah grew up in a Pastoral family.
Growing up in a pastoral family and African home meant that he grew up in an *extended family. In jest, he often uses his family dynamics to explain
why his cooking skills are less than perfect. While growing up, his father instilled in the family a reverence for the principles of Gethsemane and OneAnotherness.
Gethsemane is a designated prayer place where his family battles are won. And OneAnotherness promotes love for everyone by understanding that
“we do not need to look alike, just love alike.” These principles still serve him well. Jephthah has a deep respect for people and a divine desire to connect with everyone physically or via media.
All his life, he has been in the Adventist education fold. Recently Jephthah was at Andrews University - his other home (He prays and has faith that Windsor will be part of the list).
While at Andrews, Pastor Jephthah was inspired to thrive! Part of his Andrews journey highlighted a double major in Aviation Flight & Religion,
this year he received his BA in Religion. He was involved in helping pioneer Watchmen - a gospel contemporary acappella group that serves to bring
an urgent wholistic message to a cold world! He also served as an Andrews University Ambassador - a calling he believes is eternal!
Jephthah is recharged by the doxology in Jude 1:24, “ Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”
His mantra as he serves Gods people is to let them know that Jesus is able to keep them from falling, not just for their survival but to enable them
to thrive to their fullest potential as they await a Jesus who is coming in the fullness of time.