Rev Warren Watermeyer:
Lead Minister of St Marks, Port Elizabeth
Almost 17 years ago, a Grey High School matriculant sat in my church vestry telling me of his goals to travel overseas as a possible youth counsellor and motivational speaker. Full time ministry was not on the cards, yet the Lord had other plans for this young man! After years of studying Theology, he was ordained and has been totally committed to the ministry. He now dispenses the truth of the gospel which is the only divine antidote for ailing souls.
Our Church Pastorate and Trustees have appointed Rev. Warren Watermeyer to the position of Lead Minister at St Marks, Cape Road, P.E. as from the end of June. Warren has an amazing ability to teach the Scriptures in a practical and easy to understand style. Furthermore he has the required skills in information technology to keep the church current and effective in outreach and digital ministry. His pastoral leadership is essential as we seek to grow the St Marks ministry in our city and regions beyond. Warren is married to Justene-Rae and they have two little daughters, Georgia (4) and Eva (1).
Rev Kenneth Claassen:
Lead Minister of St Marks, Jeffreys Bay
Our St Marks Church in Jeffrey’s Bay recently celebrated five years since their inception and Rev. Kenneth Claassen has been the anchor minister there since the opening, having a sound understanding of the Word of God and the challenges facing the modern church. He has now been appointed as the official Lead Minister in Jeffrey’s Bay and will be more focused on growing this church and working towards moving the church into their own building rather than renting property, along with support and encouragement from the mother church. The Jeffrey’s Bay Church has some strong leaders with a vision to establish a formidable ministry that will impact the region beyond the Gamtoos River.
Currently, Kenneth and his wife Vera are expecting the arrival of their baby son, Harry Claassen within the next week or so and will be on leave to celebrate this joyous occasion.
Rev. Andrew Lamont-Turner has made a significant contribution to St Marks in his position as Minister of Church Administration and Counselling. His financial acumen and ability to work with people are assets we value and appreciate. Sandy Woolard works closely with Andrew in spearheading HR and departmental liaison.
Sandy and Andrew have recently assumed the role as interim Co-Principals of the High School. as the current Principal, Mrs Anne Jeal has taken up an appointment as Deputy Principal at another school.
Dr Bruce Woolard:
By God’s grace, as the Senior Minister of St Marks, I will continue to serve you, our people and members for as long as God permits.
Rev. Andrew and I share the pulpit ministry at St Davids, our sister church in Sunridge Park whilst Rev. Warren and I share the pulpit at St Marks, P.E.
Students in Training
Our student ministers will be more profiled in the public ministry in the months to come as they work towards their graduation and ordination. They will also be assisting Rev. Raymond Butler in our St Marks Church in Uitenhage from time to time.
We continue to give praise to our Lord and Saviour for His guidance and calling and thank you for your faithful support, love and encouragement.
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?
And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?
And how shall they hear without a preacher?