AT YOUR SERVICE

Guy & Cheryl Veltman

Visionary Elder

“Our only secret is that we preach the truth from the Bible and if it rings true to people’s hearts when they join us. We know that there is a new season and we wanted a new name to signify that, “I also do not want to be seen as the lead preacher and we do have other seasonal preachers taking the stage. We have started introducing the youth to preaching and they are doing great.”

Christo & Heidi Joubert

Elder

Our little family, which also includes Vanessa’s parents (Kotie and Basie Johnson) moved to Ballito in August 2016 from Weltevreden Park in JHB, where we stayed from 2003 till 2016. We met each other on the South Coast in Margate in 2000 and got married on 6th May 2006.

We have two wonderful boys, Evan (born in 2008) and Enzo (born in 2016).

As new residents to Seaward Estate we were excited to meet new people and join a church community and so on 13 February 2017 we made our way to Encounter Church (then called Destiny Life Church) and met incredible people who we now consider as family. It has been a wonderful journey ever since. From dedicating our youngest son, Enzo, to the Lord on 12th March 2017 to both of us being baptized on the 12th May 2017 followed by the water baptism of our eldest son Evan, on 27th August 2017.

In January 2020 an exciting season started for us and we have since been leading Children’s Ministry, Encounter Kids. We are super excited to see and experience what God has planned for the children and to see them grow in Christ.

Regards Vanessa Johnson-Erasmus

Ndumiso Ncube

Youth Pastor

My name is Ndumiso Ncube, I live in Salt Rock. Born in Stanger on the 29th Mach 1999. I am a believer and a born again Christian, fully in love with Christ.

Born in to a family of five, with parents that are serving the lord and pastoring a church. With my parents being pastors I had strong Christian teachings which lead me to fall in love with the God.

I love sports ( mostly soccer), I am currently working for a company called LandMark. My dream is to serve well in my work space and start something of my own in the future.

Areas that I serve in, in my local church is worship and leading the youth.

Worship
As a worship leader, I strive for God centered worship, to see music being used to bring people closer to God, real worship, personal worship and spontaneous worship. Our worship team is encouraged to “Risk”( to be lead by the Holy Spirit and not us leading the Holy Spirit). We together strive to see the church understanding that worship is a lifestyle not a Sunday service.

Youth
I lead a youth group called Rev Youth. We have a culture of acceptance and belonging ( where we love and embrace people for who they are and encourage them to be they better self, not to change them). We dream to see our young people on fire for Jesus and for our future leaders to have Christian ethics. Most importantly we are a family, believing in doing live together( celebrating and crying together).

Pieter & Vanessa Erasmus

Encounter Kids

“Our only secret is that we preach the truth from the Bible and if it rings true to people’s hearts when they join us. We know that there is a new season and we wanted a new name to signify that, “I also do not want to be seen as the lead preacher and we do have other seasonal preachers taking the stage. We have started introducing the youth to preaching and they are doing great.”

Christine Sawyer

Secretary

Hello. I’m Chrissie Sawyer. Not to be confused with Christie – the beautiful 16-year old daughter of the Veltmans.

After 44 years of following Jesus Christ one may assume I know everything. Not so. It’s always about the MORE. The more I dig deeply into the treasure trove of God’s Word, the more the precious jewels locked therein, surface. The more time I spend with Jesus, the more I need Him more.

Tony (80) and I have been married for 34 years. He has late-stage dementia, bringing him under my 24/7 care. My crippled Mum, Josie (92) lives with us – thankfully, she has a sound mind and a beautiful Spirit-filled attitude.

My great joy in 2019 (April) was being asked to join Encounter Church staff as secretary. I love what landed my way from Father God and thrive when working on various events, projects, etc. (Not to exclude daily behind the scenes duties, though). 

Four more LOVES:
-The Presence of King Jesus;
-The Prophetic;
-The manifestation of all Holy Spirit gifts;
– Power prayer.