Pierre du Plessis:\ a pioneering leader with a dream of an authentic, adventurous community of Christ followers, who would engage disconnected people with the true message & genuine expression of God’s love!
Describe him:\ visionary, a worshiper, fun to be around, totally committed to this cause, passionate about his family …
Roots:\ born in South Africa, son of a preacher, (his dad has been pastoring the same church for 42 years), met marlize when they both sang at a christian coffee bar (on wrong side of town), got married in 1990, they ministered at 400 churches (in an old beat-up vw bus with no air), raised a vibrant youth ministry and loved working with the broken and afflicted (kids getting out of the occult, addicts), 1993 planted their first church in an old condemned building (front row seats to God’s redemptive power!) it grew fast and soon this little building housed multiple services too!, breathtaking: Chloe’s birth 1995 – life-changing: Caleb’s birth in 1998. 1999 moved to USA as pastor of Worship & Arts and in 2002 – Senior Pastor of the Father’s House. (in a nutshell)
Great communicator:\ His no-holds-barred communication style brings relevance to every message. Pierre is known for pushing the envelope when he is on stage – using fire, paint, explosives (ok .. not the real deal!) headstands, 300 bottles of honey (don’t ask!) … and mousetraps (don’t ask again).
On teamwork:\ he admits quickly … ministry cannot be carried alone. I am surrounded by amazing leaders, elders, pastors with complementing strengths.
Approach to any task at hand:\ no problem … this can be done quick-quick! (Chop chop)