Ed Brinkman was born in Cape Town South Africa. He has been in fulltime ministry for over 30 years. He is the founder and Presiding Apostle/Bishop of Fresh Direction Ministries Int. also known as Teru’ah Fresh Tabernacles for over twenty years. He also planted his first Bible School in 1996, called Transcultural School of Missions. He stayed in Australia for over ten years where he planted a church and Word Schools. He came back to reside in South Africa in 2015, where he planted three more churches up to date. He is happily married to Caroline Brinkman.