Lindy is a Deacon at Gracelife Church. She joined this close-knit family of believers when the Church was still in its infancy and numbered about 30 members on a good day and so has enjoyed the privilege of both watching and growing with the Church, as it has matured.
She was born again as a child, but has learned some valuable life lessons in the world of willful hard knocks! However, God is faithful and she is putting her many years of experience in God to good use as a Deacon in the church. Lindy has a deep passion for intimate worship and reveling in the almighty power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
Lindy enjoys a full life in which God has blessed her with continued employment from a high powered HR position in a leading company reducing to now, part time employment, in a Dental Laboratory, in her “semi retirement” years.
She loves Formula 1 motor racing that her daughter jokingly says sort of satisfies her “need for speed”, balanced with all manner of very relaxing hand crafts, that vie for space in her limited time with reading, gardening, of course her keyboard, and a passion for the Word, supported by study in Hebrew and a lifelong love of Israel and “end time” study.
John and Marcelle Dreyer
John and Marcelle met about 42 years ago at a Church in Boksburg, where John’s father was the Pastor and where they were later married in 1978.
They both served in the youth ministry and John played the bass for the worship team while Marcelle served on the catering committee and kids ministry for some years.
Some years later they were transferred to Durban and joined Gracelife Church in 2011 where they currently serve on the Deacon team and host a Lifegroup.
John can always be counted on to install and fix anything electrical and he enjoys woodwork too. Marcelle is a keen cook and baker and enjoys spoiling everyone with her treats.
Together they have 2 children, a daughter, Dominique and a son Jared. John and Marcelle are also Grandparents to 3 grandchildren.
Ryan & Jess Cullen
Ryan and Jess Cullen have been serving on the Deacon Team at Gracelife Church since May 2017 and they currently lead their own Lifegroup, with their two girls, Casey and Tazlynn.
Ryan and Jess met when Jess was still in high school and have been married since 2014. They have walked a close walk with Gracelife, and have walked the journey of faith throughout their marriage.
Ryan has a passion to see people walk in their full identity of who they are in Christ and Whose they are! Ryan carries a revelation and heart of what it means to serve in the local Church and enjoys helping people build the Kingdom in this way. Jess, who is currently full time on the Gracelife Admin team carries the Father’s Heart when it comes to surrendering all through worship.
Ryan and Jess head up the Gracelife Heart 2 Heart Outreach, where they gather teams and go out into the community revealing the Father’s love. They have seen healings, reconciliations and profound encounters.
Roland and Carmen Oliver
Roland and Carmen are a young passionate, newlywed couple who met at Gracelife towards the end of 2015 and in early May 2017 they made a faith decision to get married.
They are on the Deacon Team at Gracelife and currently lead their own Lifegroup.
Roland comes from a powerful and strong family of believers, where his parents lead a Church called Ambassadors for Christ in Middleburg, Mpumulanga. This is where Roland grew up as a boy, before making his big move to Durban in his adulthood.
Roland currently plays in the worship team and both himself and Carmen head up our Kids Ministry Team. They love to see children develop a relationship with God and to be a powerful impact in their homes, and amongst their friends.
They are huge lovers of coffee and Jesus! They are passionate to see people grow and be empowered through God and to see people from different religions coming to Christ.