Church turns 40

2018-04-17 06:02
Youngsters at the stage during the 40th celebration media launch. PHOTO: Shekinah FGC 40 years Celebration

Youngsters at the stage during the 40th celebration media launch. PHOTO: Shekinah FGC 40 years Celebration

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The Shekinah Full Gospel Church in Beacon Valley has begun celebrations to commemorate the church’s 40th anniversary.

What started as a large tent on an open piece of land has turned into a beacon of hope for the area.

The church has launched a Facebook group aimed at getting parishioners, their friends and family and former members to share in their memories and testimony to celebrate this milestone for the church.

A media launch was held at the church on Sunday 8 April.

“As a church, we are proud to be celebrating 40 years of ministry under the auspices of great leaders that heard directly from God concerning the mandate of Shekinah Full Gospel Church,” the church writes on Facebook.

“This celebration signifies a long and winding journey of hardship and opposition, but also an exceptional level of triumph and revival as a church.”

The launch included guest speakers such as community worker Juven Rittles, artist and ward 43 councillor Elton Jansen, various pastors from other churches, parishioners who have shared the 40-year journey and other well wishers who shared messages and testimony with a packed church.

Rittles tells People’s Post: “I am a son of that house and gave my heart to Jesus there in 1986 under the leadership of Pastor Eddie Edson. As a son, I shared how the many years sitting in the house under sound teaching has helped me in life and on the road with curves. Messages like ‘think big, in small places’, ‘the name of the game is grow up’, and ‘closing the back door’ have shaped who I am.”

V For more information visit the church Facebook page: Shekinah FGC 40 years Celebration­.

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