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.


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 children: Danielle and Talitha.


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.

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!


Renee Leatt
Church Operations Manager

Renee joined the staff team as the Church Operations Manager in 2020.  She is married to Peter and they have three children:  Benjamin, Leandra and Grace.

Mariska Pienaar
Kids Admin & Safeguarding Officer

Mariska assists with kids and magnification admin.  She is married to Carel and they have two children: Danielle & Talitha.

Tamlyn Gibson
Membership Care

Tamlyn assists with Joining In.  She is married to Grant and they have three children: Maya, Jesse and Jade.

Nnono Sam
Church Cleaner

Nonno helps to make sure our church building is kept beautifully clean. 

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. He  is married to Lizzy and they have two children: Calvin and Natalie.

Michele Beukes
Senior Pastor's PA

Michele is Murray's personal assistant.  She is married to David and they have two dogs Grace and Angus.

Car guard

Liberty is our church parking car guard.

Church Plant Partners

Sbonelo Ngcobo
Pastor at uBabalo neThemba

Sbonelo (Sbons) studied theology at GWC and heads up the uBabalo neThemba church plant in Masiphumelele.

Jon Morrison
Pastor at SouthReach

Jon Morrison is married to Leigh. They have two sons Aaron & Kai. Jon joined Gracefields Church in 2010 and served on staff from 2013. Jon studied at GWC. In 2022, Jon partnered with Gracefields and Tokai Community Church to plant SouthReach Church in Muizenberg.



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