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Lead elders

Mark & Debbie, our Lead Elders, moved to Ballito and planted Church Alive in 1992 with a mission to see people reached and touched through the transforming love of Christ.

They have been married for more than 32 years and have been blessed with 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 1 precious granddaughter.

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Ryan & Sharlene work full time as part of the ministry team at Church Alive assisting in different areas of ministry. They have been married for 14 years and have 2 sons.

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Rex & Janelle, blessed with adult kids, a son and daughter, and married for 26 years also serve on our Eldership Team.  Rex also runs an NPO called ADCA (Against Drugs and Child Abuse).

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Verster & Cara serve faithfully, with their family, on the Eldership at Church Alive. They have been married for 20 years with 2 teenage daughters and an 8 year old daughter.