Together, we serve to know Christ and to make Christ known for the glory of God

We are committed to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and to the Bible as the Word of God.

All our activities are focused on explaining and applying the lordship of Jesus, as explained in the Bible, to everyday living; on encouraging fellowship with one another; and on introducing Jesus to those who don’t yet know Him.

To that end, we are committed to Bible teaching for the whole family of God.

OUR TEAM

GRAHAM VAN VEEN

Pastor

DENZIL ABRAHAMS

Pastor

BRENDA BECKETT
OLIVIA TEMPLE
JANALYN THEODOSIOU
BILL & JOY PHELPS
JEANNE WESTGATE

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OUR HISTORY

In March 1983, under the guidance of Frank Retief, rector of St James Church, Kenilworth, and with a view to planting a church in the area, some school teachers who taught at Kirstenhof Primary School started a Sunday School at their school.

The Sunday School meetings at Kirstenhof Primary were very well attended and were effective in reaching the parents. In June 1983 a Bible Study for the parents was started which also grew rapidly. By September 1983 the first church services were begun in the staff room under the guidance of Rev. Desmond Inglesby who was doing a curacy at St. James and became Tokai Community Church’s first minister.

Tokai Community Church very quickly outgrew the staff room at Kirstenhof Primary School and moved into the school hall. In 1987 the church was able to purchase land in Raapkraal road and started developing building plans. However, in 1989 just before building could be commenced, a more suitable property, the old Breezeland Nursery, became available for purchase right on Tokai Road. The building project took two years to complete at this new site and in 1991 Tokai Community Church moved into its very own church building at 28 Tokai Road where it still is today.

(With thanks to Michael Watson, curate at TCC in 2020/1 for his paper on the history of Tokai Community Church. The full history can be read here).

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

CHURCHES

WESTLAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH

Our church plant in the neighbouring suburb

ST PAUL’S LAVENDER HILL

A REACH SA church in Cape Town

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH BOTSHABELO

A REACH SA church just outside Bloemfontein

ORGANISATIONS

ARISE

Ministry to vulnerable children

GEORGE WHITEFIELD COLLEGE

Bible college in Muizenberg

HOPE PRISON MINISTRY

Ministry to inmates at Pollsmoor Prison

SOLID GROUND

Discipling and skills development and web design

U-TURN

Ministry to homeless people

PEOPLE

Hendrik & Carien Jansen

Westlake Community Church

Susan Newkirk

Mission to the World, Oversees children & ladies at Westlake Community Church

Pete & Dagi Smuts

Bible Institute of South Africa (Kalk Bay)

Siegfried Ngubane

SIM Regional Director  (Southern Africa)

Michael & Renée Watson

Waymakers Mission (Chavuma, Zambia)

R & L B

Operation Mercy (Asia)

M R

(Asia)