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Andre Visagie


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Andre is married to Lizanne and they have two children and a pet dachshund called Splash. He completed a B.Th. (Hons) at George Whitefield College and a M.Th. at Stellenbosch University. He enjoys reading, MTBing and scuba diving (in warm water!). It is his conviction that God speaks to us today through what was written in the Bible. Andre views the Bible as inspired, true, authoritative and extremely relevant.



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Luan Stoop


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Luan is married to Joni and has just completed this B.Th. at George Whitefield College. He enjoys running, spending time with family, and loves playing music. Luan is passionate about teaching God’s Word and being with God’s people, and looks after the Young Adults at Christ Church Tygerberg.



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Willem Swanepoel

Pastoral Assistant

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Willem is married to Rina since 1995. Mia Renee arrived to change the hierarchy of our family and Timmy and Riwil, their pets, now see themselves as dogs and no longer "the children". Willem graduated from George Whitfield College in 2005 with a B.Th. He has done extensive reading on Counselling and Psychology and believes that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is what will bring about real change in people’s lives. His counselling is from a Biblical perspective.



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Melissa Byne

Children's Worker

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Before becoming a full-time children's worker, Melissa studied at UCT (BA Social Science), was involved in tertiary campus ministry and au paired in the USA. She began working at St. James Church in Kenilworth in 2002 in an administration capacity before moving into full time children's ministry. The bible clearly teaches that all people including children need a Saviour. This fact as well as her love for children continues to motivate her to do her part in ensuring God's word is taught to children in a creative & effective way. Melissa is an ardent Proteas fan and in her spare time she enjoys drinking good coffee with friends as well as watching action-packed police procedural dramas.



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Annette Erasmus

Church Administrator

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Annette grew up on a small dorpie, Riebeek-West and qualified as a Foundation phase teacher. After a few years of teaching she became our fulltime church administrator. She loves children and enjoys walks on the beach. Her desire is for people of all nations to get the opportunity to know their Creator as Lord and Saviour. She considers it an honour that God uses his children to fulfil His mission on earth.



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Joshua Kopke


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Joshua matriculated last year at Paul Roos gymnasium, and has decided to take a Gap year to serve God’s people as the Apprentice at Christ Church Tygerberg. He has an adventurous heart and loves the outdoors, as well as all types of physical activity; and always has time for a deep conversation! His desire is to allow God to use Him this year to help the younger members of the church (children and teens) to mature as Christians, and for them to develop a love for God, His Word and His people


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Nicolene Versfeld

Children's Worker Apprentice

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Nicolene grew up in Cape Town and has just completed her B.Th. at the Bible Institute of South Africa. She loves art, music and going on adventures and is passionate about seeing God change the hearts of young people so that they grow in love for him and in desire to know him and make him known. It is her prayer that God will use her for this very purpose while she serves as the Children's Worker Apprentice at Christ Church Tygerberg this year.