History of the Wesleyan Church
Service Times: Sundays 09h00am
462 Beatrice Maré Street, Garsfontein X8, Pretoria East


The Wesleyan Church resulted from a merger between the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Pilgrim Holiness Church in North America, both of which had outreach work in Southern Africa. We are part of the Body of Christ, with a worldwide denomination that ministers in over 60 countries. 



Through missionary work, regional Wesleyan Churches were established around the world, including Southern Africa. The region is divided into districts. The Trans-Natal District, of which we form part, resulted from an evangelical campaign in Port Elizabeth, where the first congregation was started in 1909. The Trans-Natal District reports in to the Southern Africa Region that currently includes churches and missions in Gauteng (largest concentration), Natal, Free State, Cape Town, Transkei, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Northern Cape Swaziland and Zimbabwe .

The current District Superintendent is Rev Johnathan Goosen and the Regional Superintendent is Rev Doctor Galela. The Wesleyan Evangelical Seminary is situated in Brakpan. The Principal is Rev Naphtally Lebyane. 



Aerial view of the Pretoria Wesleyan Church property Front of the Pretoria Wesleyan Church


The Pretoria Wesleyan Church was founded by Rev F.E and Mrs Delysia Stanley in 1979, with services in their home. They faithfully served the Lord in this congregation until their retirement in September 2010, when Rev Pieter and Mrs Annette du Plessis became only the second pastoral couple in the Pretoria Wesleyan Church until September 2012, when they took retiremwnt due to ill-health. Rev Cheryl Jonck became the third pastor of the church in June 2013.

Responding to the great need for a Christian nursery school, a multi purpose church building was erected in 1980, also accommodating the Glen Playcentre and Pre-Primary school, still an important ministry of our church. As the church and nursery school developed, more classrooms were added.

In 1987 the Pretoria Wesleyan Church further expanded our ministry and service to our members and the community by developing Serene Park Retirement Centre. In 1982 the Pretoria Wesleyan Church was instrumental in opening Prestige Nursery School in Sinoville and a new congregation was established under the leadership of Rev Gordon and Mrs Shirley Webster. In 1985 The Pretoria Wesleyan Church opened Noddyland Nursery School in Garsfontein X10 and established a new congregation, currently under the leadership of Rev Clyde and Mrs Marie Barry.

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462 Beatrice Mare Street, Garsfontein X8, Pretoria East, Gauteng, South Africa.

012 348 8234 or 012 348 8896
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