We are honored to introduce Izak Bakkes, a dedicated presence in our Redeemer Fellowship family. Izak's journey is one deeply rooted in the word of God and the hope that we have through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Izak studied at The Master's Seminary in Los Angeles under the leadership of John Macarthur. His theological education has equipped him with a strong foundation in biblical knowledge and ministry.
From August 2016 to June 2019, Izak served as the associate of Grace Fellowship in Pretoria. Since the end of June 2019, he has been serving as the teacher of Redeemer Fellowship, bringing his passion for teaching the Word of God to our congregation.
Family and Faith
Izak and his wife, Taryn, are the parents of four boys: Jonathan, Benjamin, Jude, and Luke. They continue to parent their children, guided by Scripture
As the teacher, preacher and pastor of Redeemer Fellowship, Izak is guided by the wisdom of the Bible. One verse that resonates with his calling is:
Ephesians 4:11-12 (NIV)
"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up."
Izak's role is to equip and build up the body of Christ, and his dedication to this mission is a source of inspiration for our congregation.
Nico Stucken, a dedicated leader in Redeemer Fellowship. Nico, along with his wife,Camila, became part of our fellowship in 2010. He was born in Port Elizabeth in 1974 to German parents and is one of five children. He brings a wealth of experience and passion to his role within Redeemer Fellowship.
Leadership in the Church
In Redeemer Fellowship, we believe that effective leadership is rooted in the teachings of the Bible. The Bible provides timeless wisdom, and one verse that resonates with Nico's commitment to leadership is:
Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
"In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps."
Nico's journey, from his upbringing to his current roles in running a family business, including a wool and mohair textile operation and a motor car dealership, reflects the guidance of the Lord in his life. His dedication to serving both his family and our Church body, is a shining example of faith-inspired leadership.
Family and Faith
Nico's devotion extends beyond Redeemer Fellowship. He has been happily married to Camila since 2000, and they have four children: Luca, Nina, John, and Anna. His family life reflects the biblical principles of love, submitting to God's truth and nurturing faith within the home.
In his free time, Nico enjoys sports, fishing (whenever he can), reading a good book, and spending quality time with his family.
As a part of Redeemer Fellowship, we are thankful for leaders like Nico, who contribute to the spiritual growth of our congregation and demonstrate the values of faith, integrity, and commitment in their lives.
If you have any questions or would like to connect with Nico Stucken, please feel free to reach out to him at 082-854-6288. Together, we continue to grow in faith and community, guided by the teachings of the Bible and the leadership of individuals like Nico.
Allow us to introduce Marius Bester, a respected elder within our Redeemer Fellowship community. Marius's life is deeply rooted in faith and is marked by dedication and service.
Life and Leadership
Born in the seventies and educated in the eighties, Marius graduated in the nineties, all in his beloved Port Elizabeth. For more than two decades, he has passionately served as an accountant in the automotive industry, demonstrating the values of diligence and commitment in his career.
Family and Faith
Marius is happily married to Marietjie, and together, they have raised three adult children.
Guided by Scripture
Elders in Redeemer Fellowship are inspired by biblical wisdom, and a verse that resonates with Marius's leadership is:
1 Timothy 3:1 (NIV)
"Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task."
Marius's aspiration to serve as an elder is indeed a noble task, and his dedication to the well-being of our congregation reflects this calling.
Becoming Part of Our Fellowship
The Bester family became a cherished part of Redeemer Fellowship around 2011. Since then, Marius has been a pillar of strength, wisdom, and spiritual guidance within our community.
Rudi du Plessis
We are pleased to introduce Rudi du Plessis, a dedicated deacon in our Redeemer Fellowship family since 2023. Rudi's journey is characterized by a profound commitment to serving our congregation and fostering spiritual growth.
As a deacon, Rudi plays a vital role in the life of our church. He has been instrumental in various aspects of our church's ministry, offering support, care, and leadership to our members. Rudi's dedication to serving is evident in his willingness to assist with various church activities and ensuring the well-being of our church community.
Rudi became a valued member of our church family in 2017. Since then, he has actively contributed to building strong community bonds and facilitating the spiritual growth of our congregation.
Rudi's commitment to growth extends beyond the church. He completed his studies as an Electrical Engineer and is currently working in Virtual Commissioning and Digital Twin technology, demonstrating his dedication to both his personal and professional development.
Guided by Service
Rudi's service as a deacon aligns with the biblical principle of servant leadership. One verse that reflects this commitment is:
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."
Rudi's faithful stewardship of his gifts and talents is a source of blessing to our congregation, and we are grateful for his selfless service.
We are blessed to have Rudi du Plessis as a dedicated member and leader within our Redeemer Fellowship.