A new team for Southern Africa

“We always preach that it is not about glory or our person,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said to District Apostle Patrick Mkhwanazi. “And sometimes one man shows what this means. Today you are this man.”

In the divine service on Sunday, 18 December 2016 in our Silvertown church in Cape Town, District Apostle Noel E. Barnes retired after more than 20 years in the ministry. The leadership of the newly created District Apostle Area will be taken over by a team: John L. Kriel as District Apostle and Patrick Mkhwanazi as District Apostle Helper. The new District Church is comprised of the former districts Cape and South East Africa.

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Oliver Rütten, Daniel Mauthe
Africa, South Africa, Personal data, International, Congregational life