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 & SHARING LIFE.

  • REFLECTING LIGHT –Know God, Find Freedom
  • SHARING LIFE  – 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 ensure that individuals make a difference in others’ lives and in the community.

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, Elevate Youth currently forms part of the morning services.

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

 At our children’s ministry, KingsKids the children learn how to have a relationship with Jesus.

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.

Psalm 36:9 – To know you is to experience a flowing fountain, drinking in your life, springing up to satisfy. In your light, we receive the light of revelation. – Passion translation

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