Our Story

Pastor Rudi & Lee-Ann Young

Welcome to our family!

Lig & Lewe Sentrum Paarl is an assembly of the Pentecostal Protestant Church that was founded in 1958 in South Africa.

We are a multi-racial Pentecostal church with mainly Afrikaans services and occasionally presented in English too.

In 1960, Pastor Pieter Heyneke joined the congregation as the first full-time pastor. They bought the current buildings in Rose Street, Paarl.

In years to come several other pastors led the congregation until Pastor Henry and Denmarié Young relocated to Paarl and joined in 1993.

The old church building was renovated and the wall between the hall and church building was broken down to accommodate the growing number of the congregation.

Birthed from our vision based on Psalm 36:9, the church was renamed to Lig & Lewe Sentrum


  • REFLECTING LIGHT – Our hearts desire is to help people know God more intimatley and find freedom in their lives. When we know God and fill our lives with Him, we are able to reflect the LIGHT of JESUS more when we know Him more and know who we are in Him. People must see Jesus in and through our lives in every area of our lives.
  • SHARING LIFE  – There is so much to discover in our journey with God. As we learn As we grow in our relationship with God Discover your Purpose, Make a Difference

Pastor Rudi Young and his wife, Lee-Ann were ordained as co-pastors in 2009.

In 2017, they were inaugurated as the Senior Pastors of the church.

Their vision is to equip the saints for their ministry and to help individuals make a difference in the lives of other people and to be an influence in the community by Reflecting LIGHT and Sharing LIFE.

2018 marked the year of both our 60th Birthday as part of the PPC and our 50th Anniversary in our current church buildings.

Our youth group, Generation 99, gathers on Sunday evenings at 18:00 during school terms. During holidays they don’t get together, but join us in the morning services.

They also participate in Youth Bashes where they learn from the Gospel and worship with other youth groups.

At our children’s ministry, KingsKids, the children learn how to have a relationship with Jesus through a fun and creative curriculum.

Family is important, therefore we are one big spiritual family at Lig en Lewe. We want everyone to grow in his or her spiritual life and help each one understand their identity in Christ.

Our hearts desire is to follow Jesus in every part of our lives looking to Him as our LIGHT and recieving the LIFE that comes only from Him.

JOHN 8:12   Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the LIGHT that leads to LIFE.”

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