Dr M.O Matlhaope is the General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) and hails from Botswana.

He is married to Boipuso Eneldah Matlhaope and blessed with three children: two boys – Prince and David and a daughter, Abigail.


  • Dr Master Matlhaope holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Practical Theology from the North-West University (NWU)-Potchefstroom Campus in South Africa. He did part of his doctoral research at the Cambridge University-United Kingdom under Tyndale House. His Dissertation was on the role of theology in the socio-economic and political development.
  • He did his Masters at Cape Theological Seminary aka Global University at Cape Town – South Africa from 2009-2011 Majoring in New Testament and Leadership.
  • First Degree in Bible and Theology with the Global University (Missouri-United States of America).
  • Currently undertaking a Second PhD in Governance with The Africa International University (AIU).

Professional Experience

  • Appointed in the Presidential Task Team (PTT) in 2016, to draw, design, develop and document the second-long term vision (Vision 2036) of the Republic of Botswana (Vision 2036).
  • Member of Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for Global Fund – (2015-2017). The Global Fund is a United Nations Organ set up in 2002 to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • Member of Advisory and Arbitration Council (AAC)-a statutory and quasi- judicial body responsible for Arbitrating on matters of conflict of societies and church organizations as well as advising the Minister on Issues of policy.
  • Appointed by Minister of Health as Member of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana 2020 shortly before leaving for AEA assignment.
  • Held the highest leadership responsibility on umbrella church organizations: Co-founder and first chair of Botswana Network of Christian Church Organizations BONNECO- (Umbrella for BCC, EFB and OAIC.
  • Chaired an interfaith task Committee that promulgated recommendations for implementation from Kgosi Puso Gaborone Commission on Reviving moral and social values for Batswana.


  • His Book on the church and the socio-economic and political development is going through editorial process with Langham Partnership.
  • Written and contributed a chapter on the Rights of Women to Land ownership and Inheritance.
  • Author of two books; Bolts and Nuts of Leadership – Confronting Africa’s Challenges in the 21st Century. & Breaking Circle of Containment and Overcoming the Problem of Success.


  • Recognized and award recipient of Builders and Shakers of the City of Francistown along distinguished personalities such John Mackenzie, Haskins and others.
  • Awarded a certificate of recognition by Women Affairs Department – Francistown, for Empowering women.