Meet the Leadership Team
HEAD PASTORS COUPLE
PASTOR GIDEON AND PASTOR ERA NIEMANDT
They are the founders of Soldiers 4 Christ Ministry in 2014. Era completed her Diploma in Ministry and was ordained as Pastor after which she obtained a SAQUA Registered Facilitators Qualifications. Gideon Niemandt was ordained by Doctor Gideon Niemandt was ordained by Dr Maruis Higgens Ministries; he has completed his Bachelors Degree in Prophetic Ministry as well as SAQUA Facilitator, Moderator and Assessor qualification. This couple is passionate about God, His miracles and His chain Breaking power.
PASTOR GWEN AND PASTOR JURIE VAN STADEN
They joined the Ministry in 2015 , Gwen and Jurie both completed their Diploma in Ministry and was ordained in Soldiers 4 Christ Ministry. Gwen also qualified as a SAQUA facilitator and she assists Gideon and the team with Life skills and Pastoral Counselling and teaching. Pastor Jurie van Staden assists in the Financial Department and Media. We are very lucky to have these 2 wonderful people on board, who has open hearts to see people healed and restored.
PASTOR BARRY KOTZE AND JENNY KOTZE
We welcome Pastor Barry Kotze and his wife Jenny Kotze. They have joined the Soldiers family and team in 2023. Pastor Barry is one of our Life Group leaders who is presenting the Bible school on Thursdays and we are very privileged to have them on the team.
Barry is disabled but he has an amazing testimony of how God still uses him in miraculous ways. He has got such a grateful and willing heart to work for God and is such an inspiration. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby when he was born. The doctors told his parents he will never speak, never eat, or walk or be able to work. But by God’s grace, and a lot of prayers, he was able to do all that, and he completed his University degree in LLB. And his certificate in Ministry as a qualified pastor and currently busy with his doctorate in Ministry.
JOE AND AMANDA WEST
We welcome Joe West and his wife, Amanda to our team. Joe is presenting the Bible School and leading our Youth Events. They are also our House mother and Father, welcoming and looking after our congregation. Amanda is excellent when it comes to Events Coordinating. They have an amazing testimony of how God broke the chains of addiction and trauma over their family that was once pulling them down. We thank God for your healing and your willingness to serve His people.
Lize joined the Soldiers for Christ team in 2017 when she moved from Mossel Bay to Pretoria. She became the liaison officer for Soldiers for Christ Ministry in 2019 and has accomplished much during this time. She completed her Certificate in Ministry through Team Impact Christian University in 2019. Lize assists the team with arranging and organising of all ministry functions such as sermons, teachings, camps, appointments, etc. Lize is always on hand to offer an ear for those who need guidance or in need of prayer and we are so privileged to have her as part of our team.