Kharl oversees the Worship Ministry here at theCross.

Kharl’s background is in worship. He grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a family filled with musicians and singers. After graduating from a two-year Theology and Music Ministry program at Rhema Bible Church, he started his career as a session bassist while working as one of two music directors at Rhema, leading multiple bands, multiple services, and megachurch conferences.

Rhema was one of the first churches in South Africa to defy Apartheid laws and have non-racial church services—an example of what was to come in the new South Africa. It remains one of the most influential churches in the world. Today, it proudly has a strong multicultural and multiracial congregation, with tens of thousands in attendance every weekend.

As the Worship Director, Kharl’s vision for worship is to create and nurture a worshipful environment that both glorifies and honors God.