Johan Stoltz was born in Benoni on 23 July 1952 and was raised in the Benoni-Boksburg-Brakpan areas. His Parents were Gert and Nettie Stoltz who died in a road accident in 1988. Carol was born on 28 January 1955 and was raised by her parents, Pastor Willie and Koeksie Oosthuizen, in Johannesburg, Witbank and Pretoria. Her father passed away in 1980 while being the pastor for Pretoria-West Penticostal Protestant Church.
Johan and Carol Stoltz got married in Pretoria on 20 April 1974 in her father’s church. On April 25 1975, their daughter Karin was born and three years later their son Quintin on 5 July 1978.
Johan and Carol both come from musical families and as a couple they created music and sang together.
Their first album, NEVER THE SAME AGAIN, was recorded in 1984.
A Second album, CAROL SINGS ON HER OWN FUNERAL, was completed a month after Carol passed away in 2002.
They were also blessed with musical children and often traveled to churches and ministered as a quartet.
Johan is known as a skilled drummer and played for the original GOSPEL SOUNDS Group of the 1970’s while Carol was one of the group’s vocalists. In the Early 1980’s they joined a group called GOOD NEWS IN SONG. The group recorded their first and only album in 1984.
The family joined evangelist Nicky van der Westhuizen during the latter part of 1984. Apart from being the ministry’s receptionist Carol was a vocalist in the Worship Band while Johan was the fulltime drummer. They left the ministry in 1987, when Nicky moved his ministry to Durban, and started their own recording studio known as I.R.M. (Immanuel Recording Ministry) see more about I.R.M. @ http://www.irm.co.za
Johan, Carol and kids relocated from Gauteng to Hermanus in April 1997. Carol was diagnosed with MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE in June 2002 and passed away on 1 November 2002. More detail on her ilness can be seen by following the “ABOUT CAROL” link at the top.
After Carol’s funeral Johan relocated to Plettenberg Bay in February 2003. Daughter Karin, who got married 16 days after Carol passed away, followed Johan to Plettenberg Bay in 2004 where she had a very successful nail and beauty business. She relocated, with her husband and children, to the UK around March 2009 where she still runs her successful business, Gelish Nails UK. Son Quintin finds himself in Capetown where he is a senior anylist / programmer and master web designer.
Johan started his IT business PlettComputerDoctor in 2003 (http://www.pcdocservices.co.za) and hosting business (http://www.nationwidehost.co.za) in Plettenberg Bay but left Plett in January 2012 to start a new life in Cape Town and continued his hosting business and web design services.