Durbanville Marriage Officer
Johan du Toit is a registered with the Department of Home Affairs and as such, he offers the full range of services required to have your marriage registered on their database.
He has been involved in Christian ministry in a variety of ways since 1980 – pastoring churches, involved in and heading up various ministries, counselling and mentoring.
His passion has always been for healthy families, relationships and therefore that is where most of his focus lies. Johan has been conducting weddings, running marriage preparation courses and doing marriage counselling for the past 25 years. There are few things that he enjoys as much as coming alongside couples to launch them on the journey of married life and then provide any guidance they might need. He believes there is so much potential and so much generational destiny locked up in two people who seal their commitment to one another in a covenantal way.
How does he view the marriage ceremony?
The ceremony itself is obviously the culmination of a relationship that has developed over time and at the same time it is also the launching pad for a future in which the couple will learn to share life with one another in a way that will not only be mutually fulfilling but also provide a healthy family base.
Even though the ceremony itself is such an incredibly short event in relation to the life that lies ahead it is still supposed to be a red letter event and a crescendo that should create fond memories for the years to come. It is a feast to be enjoyed and witnessed by family and friends.
It is for that reason that the disposal of the couple as to how they want it done. His point of departure is a Christian one, but he is aware that not everybody sees life in that way, so he adapts according to the couple’s wishes or preferences. Should it be required, he can provide input or advise as to how the ceremony can be enhanced.
His presentation style is relaxed and informal. He fully conversant in both English and Afrikaans and also switch between the two languages very comfortably.