Laurence Probert


Laurence Probert was born in Johannesburg and graduated from the Potchefstroom High School for Boys in 1960. He subsequently worked at Stilfontein Health Committee and later studied for the Christian ministry at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. He was ordained in 1968 and ministered in several churches in Pondoland. He married Patricia Clarke and they relocated to Pretoria, with their adopted daughter Sandra. There Laurence pastored three churches.

Five years later, he relocated to Bloemfontein with his wife and the addition of two sons, Jonathan and Justin. He pastored the Wesley Methodist Church in Noordhoek and after three years relocated to Ermelo in the then Eastern Transvaal, where he pastored several churches in that area. Christopher, his youngest son was born during that time. Three years later, he joined Campus Crusade for Christ and relocated to Krugersdorp on the West Rand.

Subsequent to that, Laurence ministered in several churches and later relocated to East London in the Eastern Cape, where he taught English and gave Religious Instruction at John Bisseker Senior Secondary School and Selborne College.

After a two-year stint in the Methodist Church in Port Elizabeth, he returned to Gonubie, East London and entered the business world where he was involved in Real Estate and started a Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning business and subsequently owned and established a very successful Bed and Breakfast business. Nearly eleven years later, he retired from active business and settled in Dundee, Kwa- Zulu Natal, where he resides in a retirement complex with his wife.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is to be able to share with the wider public a message, which I have preached for so long to a limited audience. This truth is so far-reaching and life-transforming; I believe it needs to be shared with as many people as possible.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Some years ago, I received a new revelation from the Lord which changed my life radically. I was set free from a legalistic approach to Christianity as the grace of God in Christ took on new meaning for me. The finished work of Christ on the cross gave me a new perspective on my identity. I saw myself no longer as a sinner saved by grace, but as a person who has been made righteous by what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross. He bore all the guilt and condemnation that I so rightly deserved so that I today can walk free from all of that and now live a victorious life in Him as my Saviour and Lord. He has given me, not temporary salvation until I sin again, but eternal salvation, which can never be taken away from me again.
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God Is For You
Price: Free! Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement
The Gospel reveals a Jesus who is for us. In all situations and circumstances, He is for us, and never against.

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