Q&A with Lebo Pooe

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Lebo Pooe is a Producer/Presenter for TWR-Africa. She describes her role as, "Uniting Africa through Jesus." We asked her a few questions and this is what we found out ...

Some Interesting Facts:
Favourite verse: There are so many and they really change with each season, but one portion of Scripture that grounds me and reminds me to keep the main thing as the main thing is Jeremiah 29:11-14.
Personal mottos: "Practice what you preach"; "Where there is a will there is a way."
Favourite quote: "Don't ever trade your pursuit of Christ for the knowledge about Christ. Too many people seem to know everything about Him at the expense of really getting to know Him" (Joel Houston).
If you had one wish: That everybody in the entire world would get to know and experience the joy, passion and love that I have in Jesus!
Your role model: My mother, who has an amazing character - despite the hardships she remains positive and full of joy. Also, my mentor, Pastor "G" (Gail Dippenaar), who is an answer to prayer and a real example of a godly woman.
Something we didn't know: I'm a clothing stylist and really enjoy coming up with new looks that harness and tell a story about some part of a person's personality.
Likes: To say that I like music would be the understatement of a lifetime. I think music, dream music, live music - it's the soundtrack of my life. Praise and worship, rock, hip hop, contemporary, classical ... I'm not really genre specific as long as it strikes a chord in my heart. I love music, period.

What's the best part about working at TWR?

The fact that I get to use my gifts and passion to serve Him! It blows my mind every day to think that God could have chosen anybody, but He chose to use my voice to bring His word to life across Africa.

Tell us a little about your background

At the age of 16, I did a major school project on South African urban dance music (better known as Kwaito). Part of my practical component on the project involved me hosting a Kwaito music program for nine months at Alex FM, a community radio station. My love for broadcasting was born and I ended up staying with the station for a further three years.

How did you land up at TWR?

My getting to TWR was really a God thing, as is everything in all our lives. I got a voice message on my phone from TWR-Africa asking if I'd be interested in coming in for an interview for a producer/presenter position. At that point in my life I never knew that Christian radio stations existed let alone TWR. So to cut a long story short after much prayer and seeking God's direction, three weeks later, a three month old Christian walked through the doors of TWR-ARO as a producer/presenter uniting Africa through Jesus!

Please pray for Lebo Pooe!

Published: 12 November 2010