Ad Lucem” means “to the Light” in Latin, and the phrase ‘post tenebras lux‘ (after darkness, light) sums up the essence of our ministries’ aim. 
 About Us: 

This initiative started as a result of the growing need we have recognized in our community, which led us to host a series of Dialogues and Debates as a church in October 2013. The conference included world-renown Apologists on various topics facing the church stretching from Islam to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Atheism, and lots more. As a result, we were overwhelmed by the response from communities throughout South Africa and beyond asking questions about belief and culture. Ad Lucem endeavors to discuss various topics in all environments and communities looking for a Biblical outcome to all these questions through multiple platforms. This site includes posts from international apologists and speakers with their written consent. It includes their details at the end of their blog posts.

Mission Statement:

Ad Lucem Ministries commits to serving Christ’s Church in equipping Christians to articulate and stand upon the core truths found in the Christian Scriptures. We commit to give an account for foundational Christian Beliefs and motivate God’s people towards becoming a credible witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Our Vision

“To awaken and equip the Church Biblically and intellectually. To Equip the Church to “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God” and to engage Islam / Cults taking “every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor.10:5).”


Short Bio

I am in full-time vocational ministry for the last 20 years and also currently the director of Ad Lucem Ministries (Towards the light). This ministry investigates theological trends and apologetic questions in an African and global context. The primary focus of Ad Lucem Ministries is to give credible Biblical answers for the Christian Faith by comparing opposing worldviews, theological questions, and ecclesiological issues, in the Church and a broader setting. I have also moderated and participated in numerous debates with both international and local scholars on topics ranging from Islam, comparative religions, social issues, and Christian foundations.

I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in Theology at the South African Theological Seminary as well as my Bachelor’s degree in Theology Honors at the same institution. I am also actively pursuing my Masters in Theology with a specific emphasis on Islam.

Currently, I am also actively involved in teaching theology at Rhema Bible College in Randburg. I teach central subjects like Systematic Theology, World Religions, Islam, Church History, Eschatology, Christian Ethics, and New Testament studies. I have been appointed associate Dean from 2019. 

I have been blessed with an awesome wife, Candice Boshoff, who is actively involved behind the scenes of this ministry. My wife and I are parents to one Rottweiler Dub, Cody passed away in our arms 27 December 2019.

Core beliefs

We believe…

the Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible, trustworthy, authoritative, sole, Word of God. It is the only sufficient authority in matters of belief, theology, and conduct.

One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Our Sufficient Lord Jesus Christ is truly man and truly God, manifest in the flesh. His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His physical and personal return in power and glory…

The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit…

The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ…

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ…

The resurrection of the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Giving an account for the faith once delivered for all (Jude 1:3).

Maintaining a determined Christian Witness (1 Peter 3:15-17) and preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations (Matt.28:19).

If you want to get involved or make any contribution to Ad Lucem Ministries, please feel free to contact us through any given channel of communication on this site.


Pastor Rudolph & Candice Boshoff