Pastor Mike Heppes and Jenny, his gift from the Lord, have been married for 51 years and have four children and six grandchildren.
Mike was called by God to go into full time Christian work in 1974 and did his theological training at the Bible Institute of Southern Africa and then through the Baptist Theological college.
Mike’s first calling was as a Missionary to the Mine Workers of the Orange Free State with the Baptist Missionary Society and served there for seven years before joining the Leprosy Mission and served with them for seven more years.
He was then called to the Pastorate and has served as such for 27 years. During these 47 years of ministry mike has been blessed to see many come to know Christ and has been able to minister to migratory workers, people with disability, refugees and the people of the Umbilo, Glenwood area. He loves the Lord and delights to teach God’s Word.
Jenny has been involved in children’s ministry all her life and used by God to teach children to love our Lord and been a faithful companion in ministry.