Henk was born and raised in South Africa. After completion of his commerce degree he completed his teacher’s training. He taught adults at college level for 3 years and came to the UK in 1997 to explore Europe. He worked for a few years as an A Level Business Studies teacher and used his free time to travel. It was during this time that he got convicted in sharing the Good News of Jesus to others. He volunteered at a London City Mission community centre where he gained much experience in sharing Christ to the marginalised. He joined the London City Mission team in 2004 and since 2009 Henk has been working as the community evangelist at ELT Baptist Church. Henk is married to Lynne, who is also working for London City Mission.