Jerusalem, Judea and the ends of the earth:

Goodwood Baptist Church has the joy of partnering with several ‘full-time’ national and overseas missionaries in the work of the gospel.

Hans-Walter and Sabine Ritter

During her studies at UCT, Sabine became a believer and joined Goodwood Baptist church. She married Hans in Germany and they both prepared to serve as professionals in China. This is why they joined OMF International in 1996, an organization which God has called to reach out to South East Asians. Due to medical reasons they could not go to Asia long-term, but were instead asked to serve as mobilizers in Germany, in order to support those who can go.

They were then called to Singapore for one year to deputize at the OMF International center, before returning to take over the leadership of OMF Germany. A few years later, God, quite unexpectedly sent them on a 2,5 year assignment to Africa in order to set up a team to support African churches in welcoming the many Chinese that are moving to this continent.

In 2015, they were asked to join the executive leadership team of OMF International, where they are currently responsible for OMF centers in Europe & Africa. Since Hans and Sabine are now based in a city in Germany, they are also able to welcome and reach out to many international students in their home. This is a great source of joy to them because they love reading the Bible with people from different cultural backgrounds – and also enjoy trying their various kinds of foods J. Hans and Sabine feel blessed with their three precious children and enjoy hiking and kayaking together as a family.

Anselmo Vilanculo

Anselmo and his wife, Charlene live in Barberton with their 3 sons Antonio, Gabriel and Jose Miguel. There he serves as the Director of the Mobile School of Theology (MOST). He was born and raised in Mozambique where he was saved and began working in the ministry. He later moved to South Africa where he completed his studies in Theology. At the time also providing pastoral oversight at First Portuguese Baptist church in Cape Town. He later felt called back to be a missionary to the people of Mozambique and Joined MOST.

MOST is a faith-based Kingdom-minded ministry that came about as a result of ministry experiences involving the Portuguese-speaking community in the Cape, Angola and Mozambique from the year 2000. During this time, the need for a more viable and practical model for pastoral training became clear. The vehicle was to be a Mobile School of Theology – MOST. The vision of MOST is to train pastors and church leaders who have not had an opportunity to receive formal theological training.

The mission of MOST is to make theological education accessible to pastors, the laity and those in different spheres of Christian ministry in local communities, in order to afford them an opportunity to receive basic theological education, in order to enable them to fulfill God’s call in their lives fully and help them to impact their communities with the power of the Gospel.

Thembelani Maqhajana

Thembelani is married to Vathiswa and they have two kids, Simthandile & Sinovuyo Joy. He was born in Crossroad and his parents moved to Khayelitsha in 1991. He was a young boy who grew up in church and got saved at an early age. He became a youth leader at a later stage and grew up loving the Lord serving Him with all of his heart, later Thembelani sensed the call.

He began his studies at Bible Institute Eastern Cape (BIEC), in P.E but couldn’t finish there because He was far from home and there were some financial challenges.  Rather he finished at Evangelical Bible College that was in Association with SATS at that time and then went to Cape Town Baptist Seminary to do Baptist Principles with Honours.

In 2008 there was a turnaround in his faith when he got convicted of the doctrines of grace and subscribed to the authority of scripture, these things were often a problem in the township Baptist churches.  It was a long struggle for him to remain there after He became reformed stating “I felt like an orphan in the Baptist church and no one was close to me”.

He resolved to plant a reformed Baptist Church in the Township with another Pastor who had had the same experience.  After couple of meetings they decided to plant a Bible centered church where there is no Baptist church at all.  Bardale area in Mfuleni was identified and Grace Baptist church was planted. The church held its first service in Bardale Primary School on the 05th March 2017.

The mission of Grace Baptist Church is to glorify God by:

  • Making disciples and fulfilling the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
  • Proclaim the Word faithfully (2 Tim 4:2).
  • Maintenance of unity of all believers (John 13:34).
  • Pursue social justice (Psalm 82:3).

The vision is to be a gospel centered church, to build strong families, to advance the kingdom of God by reaching the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact: Pastor Thembelani Maqhajana
Facebook: Go to his FB Profile
Church Secretary: Brother Nkosiyazi Mnge
Website: Grace Baptist Church Khayelitsha

Sizwe Maseti

Sizwe is married to Siphosethu (Sethu in short); they have two daughters, Miso and Musa. They are six years this year, and doing Grade R. Sizwe grew up in New Crossroads, a small township in the Nyanga area. He was raised in a Christian home, his father being a Baptist minister.

He came to faith while he was still a teenager. Later on, after few years being in IT Support, he felt the calling and went to the Bible Institute of South Africa (BI) in order to be equipped for the work of ministry.

He was called to serve in a church in Khayelitsha, where he served for two years. In 2016, he became involved in planting Makhaza Reformed Baptist Church in Khayelitsha, in an area called Makhaza. The church is currently meeting at one of the elder’s home garage.

Sizwe is also a HeartCry supported missionary. Visit his bio on HeartCry’s website.

Contact: Pastor Sizwe Maseti
HeartCry: Sizwe’s Bio
Secretary: Mr Golozana
Venue: 74 Khokhela Crescent, Makhaza, Khayelitsha
Service times: 10:30 – 12:30

Mario Maneville

When I was 13 I cried out to Lord to save me. As I grew I became a Word of Faith, health and wealth preacher but was rescued by God out of that movement. I have been involved in three church plants of which the one I’m currently involved in will be the fourth (I am hoping to die as pastor here).

Mario has been serving as an elder at Reformed Faith Mission Community Church in Cape Town, South Africa, since 2013. RFMCC was initially planted by Mario’s brother Quinton in 2010. Mario quit his job and moved his family closer to the church in 2015 in order to be more devoted to the ministry.

Reformed Faith Mission is a body of believers dedicated to following the life, example, and teachings of Jesus Christ. We seek to bring people into a saving relationship with God by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through service and witnessing of our faith. As a Sola Scriptura congregation, we strive to spread the love of Jesus to people of all races, creeds, and backgrounds.

Bellville South’s demographics are of majority poor coloured descendants with Afrikaans as a native language, and English being the second language. It is notorious in the Western Cape for gang violence. An outbreak of shootings, drug trade, prostitution and crime is a norm and high levels of imprisonments or mortality mean that youth are largely left to raise themselves. The community identifies as Christian; however, there is a lack of true, biblical and Christ centered churches. We are right in the center of all sorts of demonic beliefs and activities where anything goes as long as it feels nice, sounds new, feels mystical and prophesies in somebody’s favor.

Mario is also a HeartCry supported missionary. Visit his bio on HeartCry’s website.

Contact: Mario Maneville
Facebook: Reformed Faith Mission
HeartCry: Mario’s Bio
Secretary: Sister Charlene Maneville
Service Times: Sunday School: 09:30 AM / Worship Service: 10:00 AM
Venue: Bellville South Primary School Hall, Industry Street, Bellville South

Quinton Maneville

Quinton started Reformed Faith Mission Community Church in 2010 in the neighborhood where he grew up. His brother, Mario, came to help him in 2013. Quinton is a graduate of the Bible Institute of South Africa. He recently left a very good job with the city manager’s office to devote himself to the work of ministry full-time.

My life prior to salvation was characterized by excessive drinking, parties, gangsterism, and drug dealing. I hated God and His people. On 25 September 1998, I had been out on a night of gang-fighting and violence. I returned home and found myself alone, with no friends and no goals in life. I found myself at the short end of things and my life was meaningless and worthless without Christ. I was chasing after the wind! It was while I was alone in my room, crying, not realizing why, that I finally saw my lost state and repented of my sin.

God graciously snatched me out of my spiritual darkness through the formation of a gospel group that would eventually lead to the formation of Reformed Faith Community Church. The Lord placed me amongst solid biblical men where I was exposed to the doctrines of grace and the clear teaching of the Bible. My own brother, with whom I share in eldership at our church, has been a mentor to me, helping me to develop in my gifting as an evangelist and growth as a pastor.

Quinton is also a HeartCry supported missionary. Visit his bio on HeartCry’s website.

Contact: Pastor Quinton Maneville
Facebook: Go to his FB page
HeartCry: Quinton’s Bio
Service Times: Sunday School: 09:30 AM / Worship Service: 10:00 AM
Venue: Bellville South Primary School Hall, Industry Street, Bellville South