WHO We Are

Matthew and Kristin Buckley are 1987 and 1988 graduates of RHEMA Bible Training Center in the USA. They met at RHEMA and were married in 1988. Matt served in Southern Africa with an evangelist for five months during their engagement and they returned to Botswana together in 1989. The Buckleys have been in Africa since that time, and in 1991, they made Francistown their home. They have two grown sons, Madison and Anderson.


photo-mattMatthew Buckley has served in the nation of Botswana, Africa as a missionary with since 1988. He is an anointed Bible teacher with a true pioneer spirit. Matt teaches the Truth seasoned with humor. Those who know him recognize his passion to see leaders in Africa be changed by the power of the Word of God, rising to spread this Good News to their continent.

photo-kristinKristin Buckley enjoys teaching all ages – from young children to youth and singles to adults. Her greatest desire is to see people know God in a very personal and practical way. Her transparency is refreshing as she shares challenges she has faced and the path that led to victory. Kristin considers it an honor to be called a wife, mother and minister of the Gospel, but most of all, to be called a daughter of the Most High God.

buckleysTogether they established Light of the World Ministries in Botswana, Africa. Their vision is to train leaders and to establish solid churches. The strategy for accomplishing this vision includes: