We soon moved to a school hall in the Melville and Westdene area and finally made the transition to the West Rand in 2010. The place where we felt God has positioned us to bring the message of hope and to establish Jesus Christ in every heart and every home. We are proud to be an autonomous church within the Rhema Family of Churches (RFC) and are not a satellite campus or extension service.
Cedarhill Christian Church had their first service in a marionette theatre in Westcliff, Johannesburg.
Cedarhill Christian Church moves to their first ‘official’ venue, Orban Primary School in Westdene.
Cedarhill Christian Church moves to Silverstar Casino in the West Rand.
We officially join the Rhema Family of Churches.
Cedarhill Christian Church changes their name to Rhema West Christian Church.
Rhema West ‘expands’ and now makes use of the larger Platinum Ballroom facilities at Silverstar.
Rhema West proudly hosts international guests including Ray Bevan, Marilyn Hickey and Erich Engler.
A year of ‘Larger than Life Grace’.
Rhema West moves offices to Voortrekker Road, Krugersdorp.
God orchestrates the purchase of our own property, a place we can finally call home.
Rhema West Christian Church officially begins services in their own property at 261 Voortrekker Road, Monument.
We celebrate our 11th birthday as a church family, thanking God for all that He has done and is going to do for us and the West Rand.
261 Voortrekker Road was our home for 19 months and in that time we grew as a church and saw a tangible difference in the community around us. In November 2019 God opened the doors for us to purchase the old Farm City building/retail centre on Hendrick Potgieter Road in Ruimsig, Roodepoort.
Not only is it a prime location but it was like the building had been destined to function as a church. God’s mighty hand was evident in every step of the negotiations, planning and renovations and Rhema West officially moved in February 2020.
We were grateful for our time spent in Monument (Krugersdorp) and are excited for the new things God has in store for us in the West Rand.
Pastor Norman is known for the passionate and humorous way he exhorts and encourages people with his preaching. He is a visionary leader passionate about seeing lost people saved. He heads up the Sons of Promise Men’s ministry and drives our life group movement.
Serving alongside her husband, Pastor Gerda is passionate about seeing children of God grow spiritually, rooted and grounded in His love through knowing the Word. She heads up Women of Promise, our women’s ministry and teaches at the Rhema West Bible Academy.
Visionary leadership of the Rhema West Christian Church rests on the shoulders of our elders. We also have a group of leaders serving as an advisory board to assist the elders with decision making. Within the advisory board there is a finance committee to assist with financial decision making.
Always believing that we are rooted to live when we are rooted in Christ, we want to bring Jesus to people and people to Him. We believe that a thriving church brings the solution for all life’s challenges to the world. This solution is the grace of God extended to humanity through the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Life as a born-again believer starts with knowing in heart and mind all that Christ accomplished for you through His death, burial and resurrection. Knowing Him circles out into knowing each other in a loving community of believers.
As we continue life with the Lord we grow spiritually in all the truth He’s given us. Receiving His love and goodness impacts all areas of our lives, helping us to live in victory.
Knowing Jesus and growing in Him we cannot help but share the good news of His love with all the world! We aim to do this by going out and sharing with people both the Gospel message and physical aid.