Pierre serves as the Visionary & Lead Elder of Every Nation Somerset West. Helena serves as our Pastor of Worship.
Pierre & Helena started their journey in ministry in 2002, attending a ministry school for musicians in Stellenbosch, South Africa. More than completing their diplomas in theology and church leadership, their student years led them to find each other.After getting married at the early age of 20, they continued to pursue their ministry call as musicians. A season of traveling with various worship teams in South Africa, and abroad, equipped them well in ministry experience, and developed their passion for the local church.
In 2006, they joined Every Nation Somerset West, and the full time ministry team in 2008. In 2010, they pioneered the music ministry ‘Wholehearted’ who have toured to campuses and churches all over, and record new music with the vision to “inspire a generation of worshippers who live the songs they sing.” Their family also grew in 2010 with the addition of their daughter, Alika.
November 2015 marked a new season when Pierre and Helena were commissioned as the new Lead Elders of Every Nation Somerset West. Not only do they serve this local expression through their leadership and gifting, but also the greater body of believers through various creative opportunities.
Pierre and Helena have a desire to see our community and the world come to know the treasure we have in Christ and His Kingdom. In everything they do here, they lead us towards to one single purpose… devotion to Him.
Ricky serves as the Executive Pastor and Michelle serves as the Next Generation Pastor of ENSW.
Ricky & Michelle have been best friends since high school. They got married in December 1999 and have four children – Joshua, Daniella, Michael and Joel. They are passionate about family and consider marriage and family to be God’s greatest tool to display His glory to the world.
Michelle completed her teaching diploma in 1997, but felt called to serve on the Every Nation Campus Ministry team at Stellenbosch University. Michelle led the campus ministry team from 1998-2001. Ricky completed his BSc Biokinetics degree at Stellenbosch University in 1998 and worked with a physiotherapist for two years. Ricky joined the Every Nation Stellenbosch ministry team in 2001 and served as the church’s administrator. In 2004, Ricky & Michelle joined the team of people that planted Every Nation Somerset West.
Ricky and Michelle have a desire to know God intimately and make Him known to the world. They are passionate about Jesus and believe living for Him is the greatest joy in life.