An apostle for the people

2018-10-03 06:00
Apostle Chris Pilley in his office, standing next to the merits he has achieved during his years of service. PHOTO: byrone athman

Apostle Chris Pilley in his office, standing next to the merits he has achieved during his years of service. PHOTO: byrone athman

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HAVING not always been a Christian, apostle Chris Pilley says his fortune took a turn for the better in 1979 when he attended a prayer service, giving his life to Christianity on that night.

“It was strange because eight years before that, on a visit to my now wife’s neighbour, I was told on my way out of the house that I would be a servant of the Lord. I laughed at that because at the time I followed a different religious path,” said Pilley.

Now a structural engineer, qualified carpenter, vice president of the Christian Fellowship International, and apostle of the church on Retief Street, Pilley has been working a full time job as well as leading the people of his church and Pietermaritzburg in the Christian ministry.

Working on various projects throughout the city, Pilley heads the Mama Ntombi Community Project (MNCP), which educates and feeds poverty stricken children and elderly people across Pietermaritzburg.

“When a member of the congregation approached us to help out in the Jika Joe settlement, we thought it over and when I visited the place it reminded me of my young days in the sugar cane fields when we were exposed to poverty,” said Pilley, who added that he knew that they had to help not only in Jika Joe but in other areas of Pietermaritzburg.

Pilley said that their goal was to help the young people of Pietermaritzburg in changing their mindset and to get them involved in more positive aspects so as to improve their lives.

“I just want to help people because of all the help I have received. Were it not for apostle Cyril Wilson, who mentored and acted as a role model for me, I would not be who I am today. Another important person was Eugen Reddiar, who showed me the Christian life. The church and I want to help these children stuck in poverty the way I have been helped,” said Pilley.

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