The Light and Life Centre is an assembly of the Pentecostal Protestant Church that was founded in 1958 in South Africa. In 1960 Pastor Pieter Heyneke joined the assembly as the first full-time pastor. He was also the man who had the vision to buy the current buildings in Rose Street. In years to come there were several other Pastors in the assembly until 1993 when Pastor Henry and Denmarié Young came to Paarl. Under their leadership, the assembly restored the old church buildings, (now 125 years old) renovated the hall, built extra storerooms and offices, tarred the parking area, etc. In 2005 the wall between the hall and the church had to be broken out to make more space for the growing numbers of members and visitors.
The assembly was renamed Light and Life Centre according to Psalm 36:9. It is a multi-racial Pentecostal church and services are mainly held in Afrikaans, but occasionally also in English.
In 2009 Past Rudi & Lee-Ann Young was ordained as co-pastor in the assembly. They were later ordained as the Senior Pastors of the Church in 2017. They have a vision to Equip the saints for their ministry and see that People make a difference in the life’s of people and our Community.
Quintin Venter, The Youth Organizer, is a passionate young man that has a heart for the teens. The youth group is known as ELEVATE Youth.
Christo & Elri Benadé is our Childrens Ministry leaders. They have a great team of people that teaches our children to have a relationship with Jesus. Our Children’s Ministry’s name is : KINGS KIDS.
The vision of the Light and Life Centre is TO REFLECT the LIGHT of Jesus and SHARING LIFE together. This is achieved by fellowship with each other, several activities and courses. Family is important and we are not just a congregation, but a spiritual family helping each other on this journey we walk. We want to see people grow in their spiritual life and help understand their identity in Christ.
The Light and Life Centre has a bible school and its vision is to equip people for ministry in their own churches. Paarl Bible Training Centre started in 1999 and it offers a three year course that lead to an Advanced Diploma in Ministry. It is affiliated with Christian Life Tutors in Pretoria. Currently (2018) PBTC only has students in various Prisons that does there studies up to an Diploma in Ministry. What a great way to reach people inside the Prisons with the Word of God.
All our Training courses runs through our LIFEGroups. (Please visit the INFODesk in church for more info, or send us an email through the Events page)
2018 will be our 60th Birthday as part of the PPC and also our 50th Anniversary in our Church Buildings in Rose Street.