1000 Hills Baptist Church
This church was founded 2000. Pastor Vika Gwala (Pictured with his wife, Mantombi) has pastured the church for the past 7 years.
What started as a small gathering meeting in someone’s garage called ‘The School Life’ has grown over the years and now seeks recognition from the Baptist Union as an autonomous church. The church building is not 100% complete, and the pastor has appealed to connections in the U.S. to assist with funds.
The pastor, Vika Gwala has completed his studies with the Baptist Theological College and received his certificate in February this year. He has been encouraged by the increase in numbers and conversions. There are on average 200 persons in attendance each Sunday. Vika has identified two men who are passionate about serving and spends time each week priming them for leadership roles. He was also encouraged by a man who had been attending the church since 2001 without much spiritual fruit. Vika has been counseling him for the past 3 years, and he recently renewed his commitment to the Lord. The congregation have also shown their commitment to the work and have raised R12000 of the R18000 needed to fence the property.
• Pray that this fledging church will grow from strength to strength, and for funds to complete the church building.
Ministry Activities: Church meetings take place weekly in a basic tent structure, however adverse weather conditions in the rainy season make using the structure very challenging.
Currently building and raising funds for the completion of their new building, it is envisaged that this building would also facilitate a Bible school as well as providing for multiple community requirements. These include a tuition facility as well as a crèche and Alcoholics Anonymous clinic.
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