Our office bearers
We are grateful to God that he has given us godly men who have the necessary gifts to serve as elders and deacons in the Reformed Church Tshwane. We pray that by these means, “true religion will be preserved; true doctrine will be able to take its course; evil men will be corrected spiritually and held in check and that also the poor and all the afflicted may be helped and comforted according to their need” (Belgic Confession Article 30).
Minister of the Word (V.D.M.): JC Potgieter
JC Potgieter is the minister of the Word in the Reformed Church Tshwane. He has been a Christian ever since he can remember, having had the privilege of growing up in a Christian family. He spent half of his childhood in various parts of South Africa, before emigrating to the UK with his family in 2001. After he completed a degree in Economics, he returned to South Africa in 2013 in order to train for ministry at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA). He holds a BTh (Hons) in Bible Languages as well as a MDiv from the NWU.
JC is married to Esmari, who was born and raised in Polokwane. They met at university where Esmari trained to be a Mathematics teacher.
Ruling elders: Kenneth Ndou, Jimmy Simpson & Guy Stubbs
Takalani Kenneth Ndou has been involved at RC Tshwane since 2005. He originally comes from Thoyandou in Limpopo and worked as a headmaster for 29 years before retiring in 2015.
Kenneth holds an MA in Biblical Studies from the University of Johannesburg (A comparison of Johanine and Pauline eschatology). Over the next few years, he would like to complete a PhD focusing on the unique challenges faced by multicultural church plants in the RCSA.
Kenneth is married to Muthude and they have been blessed with three children. In his free time, he enjoys reading and reflecting on as many books as possible.
Jimmy Simpson was ordained as an elder in 2016. Originally, he comes from Derby in England and he emigrated to South Africa in 1969. He became a Christian in 1973, after hearing the Gospel preached at an evangelistic outreach event in Johannesburg.
Jimmy worked most of his life in the construction industry and though he does not consider himself to be an “academic scholar,” he is serious about serving the Lord as best he can.
Jimmy is married to Alida and they have been blessed with four children and seven grandchildren. Together, they enjoy travelling (especially to England and Namibia), walking and doing puzzles.
Guy Stubbs has been involved at RC Tshwane since 2008. He was ordained as an elder in 2018 and originally comes from Matatiele in KwaZulu Natal. He is also the founder and director of African Honey Bee.
Guy holds a BTh (Hons) in Theology from Mukhanyo and SATS. He has also recently completed a PhD in Missiology at the NWU on the topic of integral mission and he is passionate about alleviating poverty through social development.
Guy is married to Retsi and they have been blessed with three children: Joshua, Ross and Robin. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, birding and training his English Pointer pup, Bess.
Deacon: George Yu
George is married to Christina and they have two children: Michelle and Vivienne. They have been members in the Reformed Church Tshwane for a number of years. In April 2021, George was called to be a deacon.