1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 1 Timothy 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) The Eldership of East Gate Family Church are tried and tested in faithfulness, commitment and in relationships. Our elders have blessed marriages and Godly, God-fearing children. Besides, the support given to the leaders of EGFC is noteworthy. We have both seniors and younger members in our Eldership team and both add great value to the foundation and strength of this ministry.
CEDRIC AND RUTH DAVID
As Elders of Tehillah Life Centre and East Gate Family Church, we submit to the Holy Spirit and to our fathers in the faith, Mervyn and Rosh Peters. We understand our mandate in supporting them as they endeavour to fulfil the vision God has placed in their hearts, for the church both from a local and a global perspective. Our calling is to provide pastoral care and relevant counselling to members of East Gate Family Church as well as others in our local community. In this regard we are gifted and called to give support to the elderly and to the youth, encouraging them to be steadfast in the faith and self-disciplined as they strive towards maturity in Christ. We also teach and preach the word of God and are relevant in declaring the word of the Kingdom to those around us. We both oversee the ministry involving men and women of East Gate Family Church, installing Godly principles for marriage and family life.
ERROL AND OLIVIA NAIDOO
1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed out of death into Life because we love the brothers and sisters. Being called to be an Elder at East Gate Family Church has been a privilege and honour for which we are eternally thankful to God. The office of the Elder is not one to be taken lightly and with it comes much responsibility and accountability to God our Father and to our fathers in the faith, Pastors Mervyn and Rosh Peters. We are blessed to have a family of believers who hold our hands in all that God has planned for us at East Gate Family Church and together with our fellow elders, we form a company that cannot be divided or defeated. The examples laid down by Pastors Mervyn and Rosh are that of lives sold out to Christ, dead to self and fully committed to the work of God in love.
The Word of God is a priority in our lives and we strive to walk in total obedience to all God expects of us. As East Gate Family Church, we have much to do in the Kingdom of God, and it is with excitement and zeal that we hold each other’s hands and walk this awesome journey in love, always wanting God’s best for everyone around us.
DURAN AND LEONA DAVID
For us, being called to Eldership is a weighty responsibility. We don’t take the function lightly as we understand that we need to reflect the Father in how we care for His people. He has equipped us to be loving, fair, kind and generous – all by His grace and nothing in our own strength. It is our service to Him and His Kingdom. We are humbled, honoured and blessed to do His will and rely daily on His goodness to fulfill His mandate accurately.
DAVID AND IRENE NAIDOO
As Elders of East Gate Family Church, we provide oversight to a vibrant group in Cape Town.
The new wineskin is a Father/son relationship in ministry, and we believe spiritual covering is essential. We submit as spiritual sons to the grace covering of our Fathers in the Faith, Pastors Mervyn, and Rosh Peters. They provide spiritual fathering to us on behalf of God our Father. Under this covering, we enjoy divine protection, preservation, and immunity.