His People West is one of many congregations across Johannesburg
forming one city-wide church.we are a member of EVERY NATION, a worldwide family of churches
and ministries that exists to honour God by establishing Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation of the world.
A new Season
The Church has been through some significant changes this year with Pastor Gabriel and Gloria answering the call to pursue Joy Bringers, and being released from the West Rand role of Senior Pastors.
It has been my joy to correspondingly answer the call to transfer from our Rosebank congregation and return to the West as the new Pastor. When Carol and I first started the core of this Church-plant in our Helderkruin home, over 7 years ago, we had no idea how well God would establish this work in fruitfulness, influence, maturity and excellence. We do indeed honour Ps. Gabriel and Gloria for their incredible labours and sacrifices to build this work up to what it is today, and know that GOD's hand is on Ps. Gabriel and the Joy Bringers 's work in our townships and prisons.
The West Rand is the fastest growing region in Gauteng: growing over 2% per annum; with a constant influx of new people from every walk of life. Our heart is to build a Kingdom-minded Church of disciples whose love for this area and its people motivates us to labour for Jesus in this great and growing harvest field. We serve, alongside every other church God has planted in this area, to raise an army of lovers who will bring His will and His way in every sphere of this society.
I also believe it is significant that our West Rand Church moved to our new venue on the same day of our 7th anniversary 1st of June. God has spoken to us that we are stepping into a season of greater fruitfulness and greater harvest; while moving into a venue that allows for growth in both quality (excellence) and quantity. We are not called, nor focused, on merely drawing a crowd to fill a hall, but our call and focus is to be Disciples (Followers) of Jesus who disciple others to do the same; but the harvest is plentiful and fruitful discipleship will yield many more disciples.
God has given me such a love for the amazing people in this church; and for those He has called us to reach. I so enjoy the relationships we are building and really do look forward to our next 7-year season of taking the West Rand for Jesus; and enjoying every minute of it!
Ps. Andrew Gossman