Pastor Rosh & Mervyn Peters held various substantive positions as heads of both primary and secondary schools before they were called into full-time ministry. They have been involved in ministry since 1980, as Elders of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Seatides, Tongaat. In 1997 they retired early from their respective posts, knowing full well that a greater mandate awaited them.
In 1992, Pastor Rosh & Mervyn Peters together with their three children and 30 volunteers opened the Tongaat Christian Crisis and Care Centre [TCCCC] and through that ministry, they touched many lives. In 1994 Mervyn and Rosh founded the TCCCC Rehabilitation Centre and safe house, providing long term support for their needy guests. 1998 saw the opening of the Philadelphia Coffee Bar, a hangout and safe environment in the city for the youth. By the end of that year the operations, inclusive of a Counselling Centre, moved to Tembeni Gardens [6B Old Mill Road].
Whilst in Durban they, together with Pastor Samson Veeriah, played a vital role in the opening of Hope Counselling Centre in Chatsworth. This much-needed facility saw the transformation of precious lives surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the highlights of the Centre was the organization of a Youth Camp for 200 indigent youth, all paid for by well-wishers. Regular training and teaching to deal with crisis and care were also done at the Centre to equip leaders to continue the work that was started. It was during this time Mervyn and Rosh completed a Care Givers Certification Course with the University of Pretoria.
In 2003 they were ordained as full-time Pastors of Tehillah Life Centre. With much pain and suffering behind them, they rose from the ashes of despair and despondency once again to zealously pursue the calling of God on their lives.
It was through divine orchestration they had retired early from secular education and have since been actively involved in local and international ministry and together as author and editor, 5 books and a manual have been written since 2003 and the fifth is scheduled to be published hopefully in 2019.
In September 2014 the then Tembeni Gardens, which Mervyn and Rosh left and lost in 1999 became the home of TLC. The hand of God not only restored that which was lost, but this time victory came because a family, as one, stood together