Our Team

Staff Team

Murray Anderson
Senior Pastor

Murray has been the Senior Pastor at Gracefields Church since 2009. He also leads the Ministry portfolio at Gracefields. Murray did a Business Science degree at UCT and then worked in the media industry for a few years. After moving to London he had the opportunity to do a ministry apprenticeship with the Co-Mission network of churches. He then studied theology at George Whitfield College. He’s married to Billie and they have three children: Ben, Tess and Riley.

Jon Morrison
Assistant Pastor

Jon Morrison is married to Leigh & has two son’s Aaron & Kai. Jon has been part of Gracefeilds Church since 2010 and part of the staff team since 2013. He studied at GWC and graduated in 2017. Jon spend just over 4 years as the mission Pastor at Gracefeilds before spearheading a new local Church.  

Southreach Church was started in June 2022 in the heart of Muizenberg in partnership with Gracefeilds Church, Tokai Community Church & REACH SA

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Carel Pienaar
Assistant Pastor

Carel oversees the Maturity portfolio at Gracefields Church. Carel studied theology at the Bible Institute of South Africa (BTh and Hons.), subsequently working for three years at a church in Goodwood (Cape Town). Afterwards, he continued his studies in theology at George Whitefield College (MA in Church History and Dogma), before working at Gracefields. Carel is married to Mariska. They have two kids: Danielle and Talitha.

 

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Grant Gibson
Assistant Pastor

Grant oversees the Magnification portfolio at Gracefields Church.  He worked as a live sound engineer for about 8 years in and around Cape Town. Before coming to Gracefields, Grant served as a Ministry Trainee involved in the music and youth at a church in London. He is married to Tamlyn and they have three children: Maya, Jesse and Jade.

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Caitlyn Gertzen
Children's Worker

Caitlyn heads up the ministries to children and families at Gracefields Church. She first joined Gracefields while a student at the Bible Institute of South Africa where she graduated with a Licentiate in Theology in 2018. Caitlyn has a passion for seeing children come to know and love Jesus, and for equipping church volunteers for the important work of children's ministry. She is married to Tim and loves spending time with friends and family, as well as drinking lots and lots of tea!

 

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Renee Leatt
Church Operations Manager

Renee is our Church Operations Manager. After working in the travel business for 11 years, Renee attended the Bible Institute of South Africa in 2004 & 2005.  However, she ended up getting married and having 3 kids and landed up going back into the travel business. She joined the staff team as the Church Operations Manager in 2020 and enjoys serving at Gracefields Church.

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Silas Chikavanga
Garden & Maintenance

Silas tends to our beautiful flowerbeds and memorial garden. He also helps to make sure our church building is kept in good shape. Silas hails from Chipinga in Zimbabwe but he enjoys taking full advantage of our beautiful beaches here in Cape Town. On a sunny day, you might find him in the water at Fish Hoek or Kommetjie beach. Silas is married to Lizzy and they have two children: Calvin, and their little girl, Natalie.

Interns

Stephan Van Rooy
Intern

Stephan grew up for the most part in Fish Hoek. He started attending Gracefields Church in 2015. Stephan was home-schooled until high-school where he was mainly self-educated through to the end of A levels. He enjoys woodwork, cooking, maths, gaming and playing classical guitar.

 

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James Carter
Intern

James is a Fish Hoek local and attended Fish Hoek High School. He became a Christian and started attending Gracefields Church in 2019. He is a tech whizz and invaluable to our live-stream and tech setups! His hobbies include computers, electronics, competitive gaming, and the electric guitar.

 

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