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Alastair Anderton - Rector - Lead Pastor

I became a Christian when I was about 20 years old, and along with most people I knew, I never would have thought I’d end up becoming a Pastor of a Church. Now I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.  Besides helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus, I also enjoy Mixed Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Trail Running and Camping. I have a beautiful and godly wife named Jenny, and two precious little daughters named Izabella and Juilet.



Andre Kruger - Pastor

Andre grew up in Lorraine and is passionate about spreading the Gospel in the Eastern Cape. He is married to Janine, and they have three daughters, Reeve, Madison and Willow. Andre also thoroughly enjoys spending time with friends in the ocean, surfing, paddlling or freediving, as the conditions allow. 


Sandy Lyons - Women's Worker

I have been involved in various ministries since I came to Christ in 1993 and I have worked alongside my husband, Glenn, from the start of his pastoral ministry. I obtained my George Whitfield College Theological Certificate with distinction in 2006. Since arriving in Port Elizabeth, I have focused on encouraging and teaching ladies to grow in their walk with Christ. I am committed to my husband and children. I have a passion for music, I’m a keen reader and enjoy cycling, running and swimming. 



Lindiwe Banda - Children's Worker

I grew up in Richards Bay, Natal and came to Christ in 1998. I have worked for Scripture Union and I have lived in the UK for two years. I obtained my theological degree in Children’s Work from George Whitfield College in 2006 and in 2011, I joined the Emmanuel team. The children’s ministry has grown from strength to strength in a short time here at Emmanuel. In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies and travelling. I am married to Simon, who is actively involved in teaching and completing his post graduate studies. Our son, Esi who is two, has just started going to play school this year.