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Ron Gardiner

Senior Pastor

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Ron has been a pastor at the church since January 2000. He heads up Emmanuel Kingdom Missions and Emmanuel Bible Institute. He is married to Alison and they have two married children, Derek and Desireé. They have 4 grandchildren.  Ron is passionate about Jesus Christ and His cause.

Ibarto Botes

Pastoral Care and Worship Pastor

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Ibarto grew up in Emmanuel Church, so one could say that he’s been here all his life!  Officially, he’s been part of the team since 2009 and has been ordained as a pastor in 2011. He has a beautiful wife, Cherine, and two beautiful boys.  He started leading worship at Emmanuel Youth at the age of 16 years and joined the Church’s Music Ministry soon thereafter. He is passionate about God and His people!

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Lizemari Maritz  

Lizemari Maritz

Ministry Support

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Originally from South-Africa, Lizemari came to Emmanuel Church in 2006 to do her practical year. Three years later she was ordained at Emmanuel and married to Joppie. They have a beautful daughter, named Karli. Today, she considers Namibia her home.  She’s passionate about the church and loves seeing people reach their full potential in Christ.

Jens Delport

Pastor 

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Jens has been working at the church since 2010 and in 2011 he was ordained as a pastor, but have been serving at Emmanuel for many years before that. Having attended Emmanuel Youth himself he served as it's leader for a few years. Currently Jens serves at our Kleine Kuppe Campus. He loves it when people make a decision to follow Christ!

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Daniel Steyn

Church Plants

 

Before Daniel joined Emmanuel nearly five years ago, he was already involved with Judea Harvest and various church plants. Since then, God has used him even more mightily in the apostolic ministry. Among others, he spends a lot of time in Okahandja where he takes care of one of the newer church plants in R5 Camp. He  recently discovered a passion and ministry for the Chinese people, who are very close to his heart.

Ivan Smit

Pastor, Maintenance

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Don't let his tough exterior fool you, Ivan has a heart for people and a desire to reach the lost.  His wife, Levien shares his heart for people. A baby boy, named Beaux, was born to them in 2015. An evangelist at heart an loves seeing people turn to God.

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Jacobus Moolman  

Jacobus Moolman

New Life & New Members Processes

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Jacobus first started at the church in 2011, when he came with no other agenda, except to serve.  He is now fulfilling the role of pastor, in which he looks after newbies to our church and to our faith!  He and his wife, Launa love dogs, but not nearly as much as they love Jesus! Their first born was born in September 2014.

   

Gerrie Watson

Pastor at Emmanuel Kleine Kuppe & E-kids Coordinator 

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Gerrie and his family(wife and three daughters) relocated to to Namibia in 2015 to come and serve at Emmanuel Church. He has been in ministry for a number of years and has served in various churches. He believes that God has a plan for the city and is passionate about expanding the Kingdom!

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Judah Siska

Worship Leader & Youth Ministry

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 Judah, who got married to Sammy not too long ago, wears different hats here at Emmanuel. While he is very much involved it the church's worship department and worship leading, he is also taking the lead at our youth department. He's loving nature is a blessing to everybody around him!

 

Corrie Labitzke

Church Administrator

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Corrie’s life changed after attending one of our first Encounter weekends almost ten years ago.  In 2011 she felt God lead her to apply for a post at Emmanuel Church as Church Administrator.  Don’t let her no-nonsense exterior fool you, she has a tender heart as big as Table Mountain and is always willing to go the extra mile to serve others.

 

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Johanna Josua

Receptionist

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Johanna, who joined us in the beginning of 2013, was recently married and very excited about what the future holds. She loves helping people whenever she can and always brings her smile to the office. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and Herero fluently.

Ronel Holder

Finance Administrator

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Ronel joined the team in 2006 as receptionist.  She has since been promoted to Finance Administrator.  It is Ronel’s desire to serve and to be there for others. She also serves as sexton at the church and is a proud grandmother of two granddaughters.

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Krisien van Zyl  

Kristien van Zyl

Media

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Kristien (one of a triplet – she has two sisters) has been at the church since the beginning of 2011. She is passionate about people and likes to see to it that things run smoothly. She looks after all the media, recordings and the technical and programming aspects of a Sunday meeting.

Barbara Els

Ministry Support Assistant

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Barbara moved to Namibia 2009.  She is married to Jacque and has a daughter named Britney. She is passionate about serving God and strives daily to show Jesus and to be a witness for Him. She continually says to God 'here I am, choose me' – and she means it everytime.

 

 

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Selma Uugwangwa

E-kids Assistant

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Selma is a friendly and spontanous young woman who has a passion for kids. She loves thinking out of the box and giving the kids the best experiece possible on a Sunday. In her 'free' time she plays a big part in other Emmanuel ministries, such as our Restore and Single Ladies minstries.

  

Dominique Schouw

Missionaries & Soup Kitchens

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Dominique and his beautiful wife, Bernadette, are the proud parents of two lovely children. Dominique has been working at Emmanuel Church since 2009, with our missionaries and in Emmanuel Kingdom Missions' warehouse department. He is responsible for distributing food to various soup kitchens that provide food multiple times a week for more than 3500 children. He has a passion for God and for people, sharing the Gospel, and lending a helping hand where he can.

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Nadia Huishamen

Receptionist

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Nadia and her husband, Jaco, believe that God has a plan for their lives in Namibia. She loves her job and to be part of the expansion of God’s Kingdom. She desires nothing more than to do His will.

Morné Els

IT & Technology Development

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Morné has been a huge help in developing the church’s database and website long before he became a permanent staff member in the beginning of the year. He is an expert in his field. He describes himself as having one wife, many children (4) and little hair! What he lacks in looks, he certainly makes up in personality and a great sense of humor!
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