Brendon Knott is founder and senior leader of Encounter Church in Cape Town, South Africa. The church was birthed in 2010 as a relational and prophetic community that values the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to empower its members to grow in spiritual gifting and maturity and live out their calling in God. Brendon has a strong pastoral and teaching gifting. Through the church, Brendon actively supports local and global social ministries and mission, as he has a passion to see community transformation and revival through the transforming power of God. Besides church ministry, Brendon is also a Senior Lecturer in Sport Marketing at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. He completed his PhD in 2015 through the University of Bournemouth, UK, focusing on the nation-branding legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa. Linking his passion and research field, he enjoys exploring other nations and cultures, and especially attending sport mega-events!