Due to changes in Government in South Africa, Louis and his wife Grace left Jubilee Mission Hospital, and in 1968 Louis commenced his career in the teaching profession in Pietermaritzburg. He gained his National Technical Diploma and National Teachers Diploma while lecturing in Pietermaritzburg. He also taught at the Treverton Schools in Mooi River before taking up a position at a Technical College in Mafikeng. He was eventually appointed as an Advisor in Technical Education and was seconded to the KwaZulu-Natal Government Education Department. He left the Department of Education in October 1994 to assist the Africa Co-operative Action Trust (ACAT), a rural development agency, to develop a new curriculum for Adult Basic Education and Training. He was assisted by Grace and an editing team to develop training manuals specifically for the upliftment and training of disadvantaged rural people of South Africa.
Louis came to faith in Christ in 1959 at a youth camp which was held at the Union Bible Institute, Sweetwaters near Pietermaritzburg and was baptized as a believer at the Central Baptist Church. He met his wife Grace at Bible College and they were married in 1966 in the Scottsville Baptist Church. They both served the Lord together at the Mission Hospital and were involved in various types of ministry in evangelical churches as they moved around in South Africa. They were blessed with a family of two boys and two girls, and now have five grandsons. They joined the Howick Community Church in 1994 where they have since been involved in lay ministry with God’s people.
Louis was appointed in February 2008 as Pastoral Assistant at Howick Community Church to head up the Care Ministry after he retired from his work with ACAT.