33 Soutpansberg Drive, Van Riebeeck Park, Kempton Park
+27 82 812 9721
gbc@gracebaptistkp.co.za

Leadership

We are lead by Elders

Pastor, elder or overseer is the same office. Scripture uses the term’s interchangeably and never makes a distinction.

Elders are plural (never just one) group of qualified men called by God to shepherd the local church. Elders do this through through serving in prayer and ministry of the word (Acts 6:2). Scripture gives fairly large list on how this is done. Elders preach and teach the Word (Acts 6:2; 1 Tim 3:2; 2 Tim 4:2). They care for and watch over the church (1 Tim 3:5; 1 Pet 5:2) by teaching and equipping the body,  praying for it (James 5:14) and guarding it against false doctrine (Acts 20:28-29).

Elders are to lead well (1 Tim 5;17) as examples of Godly living (1 Tim 5:17; 1 Pet 5:3) and servant leadership.

Jonathan kilian

Biblical leadership - Elder lead

Jonathan is employed by the church full-time as Associate pastor in which he oversees the 0-35 age group and does a lot of the preaching. 

 

craig Botha

Biblical leadership - Elder lead

Craig is largely responsible for administrative functions and the caring through mentorship and small groups.

 

lance laughton

Biblical leadership - Elder lead

Lance serves the church as a temporary elder in the capacity of moderator. He is responsible for training and equipping. He also leads our counselling ministry.

wim van dijk

Biblical leadership - Elder lead

Wim serves as the Elder in charge of worship and plays a vital part of the mentorship and visitation ministries.

 

We are served by Deacons

Deacons are qualified men and women called to serve the local church in practical ministry.  The word ‘Deacon’ simply means servant and the only job description given for the office of deacon is to serve (1 Tim 3:10; Acts 6:2) and serve well (1 Tim 3:13).

They are given to aid in the smooth functioning of the church which includes the administration of both practical and material needs.

Pindi nkwanyane

Biblical leadership - served by deacons

Pindi serves as deacon in charge of the caring ministry. She also leads the Friday night ladies group.

 

Duwayne christian

Biblical leadership - served by deacons

Duwayne serves in many capacities including worship, junior youth ministry & leads precept Bible study alongside his wife, Jay.

tim shaw

Biblical leadership - served by deacons

Tim serves as deacon in the role of treasurer.

 

 

Craig lochore

Biblical leadership - congregational government

Craig Lochore serves as the deacon in charge of maintenance

 

Jarrod de bruyn

Biblical leadership - congregational government

Jarrod serves as the church secretary.

 

 

We are Congregational Governed

We believe (according to the congregational principle) that each member has the privilege and responsibility to use his/her gifts and abilities to participate fully in the life of the Church. God gifts His Church with Overseers (who are called Pastors or Elders) and Deacons (as mentioned above), who serve the congregation and are accountable to it.

It is the privilege and responsibility of every member to participate in the appointment of the church’s leaders.

The constituted church meeting, subject to the direct Lordship of Christ and the authority of Scripture, is the highest court of authority for the local Church.

BANKING details

Bank: ABSA

Account number: 112 898 0446

Account name: Grace Baptist Church 

Branch name: Kempton Park, Central Avenue

Branch code: 630542 

Swift code: ABSAZAJJ