Deon was born and raised in South Africa. In 1999, he immigrated to the States with his wife and daughter. He pastored a church in Jacksonville, Florida for 12 years and was introduced to Adventures in Missions in 2009. Since 2012, Deon and his Rynette have coached five World Race Squads and joined Adventures full-time in 2014. Deon is passionate about discipleship and empowering the next generation, and is currently helping to train pastors and plant churches in India.