Gospel musician, Pastor, Radio Presenter and now a husband Khaya Mthethwa has gladly revealed how the life of being a Pastor and a husband has been for him. It seems like it has been a short while back when Khaya made his debut appearance on Idols SA where he won the prize. Ever since his winning from Idols SA the artist has been achieving a whole a lot of fruitful things both professionally and personally.
Khaya is now a senior pastor at his father’s Oasis Church based in Umlazi and is married to former Miss SA Ntandoyenkosi Kunene. He is the host of two television shows – Rhythm Gospel on BET and Gospel Avenue on SABC1. Then, on Sunday mornings Mthethwa he’s on radio preaching his wisdom on The Sacred Space show on Metro FM with Thami Ngubeni.
“We often talk about the doors that open and forget about many more doors that close, the demotivating emails that say ‘we don’t have money or the budget’.
“I’ve been trying to get into radio for four years and when the door opened in September 2017, I didn’t waste time. I love dreaming and pursuing things people don’t take advantage of,” said Mthethwa Speaking to Sowetan Live.
The radio host went on to gush about his wife who she says is his preacher at home.
“I’ve found a girl who is amazing, loves God, family and respects herself. Beyond her achievements and her background she is just a great person. When I look at her family I see my family.
“She a loving person. She loves kids and has been a perfect fit into the organisation. She always reminds me that she’s the pastor in my life. While I pastor the church, she’s my preacher at home. We ask ourselves if we’re really married, because it’s so easy and natural – we choose one another everyday. I’m blessed that she relocated from Mpumalanga to Durban to be with me.”
As the new leader of the church – he was ordained in December – he runs the Sunday services and the worship team, Oasis Worship.
“It’s a great honour to lead an organisation that was started by my father Themba Mthethwa in our living room in Umlazi, 30 years ago.”
The church has now grown to have branches at UKZN in Durban, Fourways in Johannesburg and Matatiele in Eastern Cape. Uppermost on Mthethwa’s mind is to make sure the church grows.
“My prayer is not to mess it up, but to be authentic and help people to be the best version of themselves.”