Church Leadership

 
Elders.  In accordance with what we read in the New Testament, River of Life Church is led by a team of Elders; men who take ultimate responsibility under Christ for guarding, guiding and governing the church.

Staff Team.  River of Life is also served by a wonderful team of men and women who work alongside the Elders helping them by running and co-ordinating various apects of church life. 

Volunteers,  Beyond the staff team, the church is served by many leaders on a volunteer basis taking care of specific areas of responsibility and activity in the church.  
 
Eldership Team
Scott Marques   Andrew Ellis
Scott Marques
 
Andrew Ellis

Scott Marques is the Lead Elder, carrying the primary responsibility for the vision and direction of the church, the develoment of church culture and leadership growth.  Scott is marreid to Claire and they have two children; Kimberley and Stephen.  Scott also leads one of the Newfrontiers teams serving churches across Southern Africa.
 

 

Andrew Ellis is the Senior Pastor carrying responsibiity for pastoral care of the church, and is also the Host Team Leader at GP morning meeting.  Andrew is marrried to Samara and they have three children; Ceanna, Asha and Toby.  Andrew also serves churches in Harare and beyond, especially in terms of leadership strengthening.
 

 
Derek Landman   Abe Gatsi
Derek Landman
 
Abe Gatsi

Derel Landman is a Host Team member at GP and married to Margit and they have three sons; Mark, Scott and Ryan. Working as a Quantity Surveyor with Turner Townsend International, Derek has been an elder since 1997. 

 

Abe is the Host Team leader for both Eastlea and GP shona meetings married to Rachel and they have a grown family and several grandchildren. Abe is the CEO of the Gateway Schools’ Trust in Harare. 


 
Barry Rawlings   Stu Knight
Barry Rawlings
 
Stu Knight

Barry is the Host Team leader at the Eastlea morning meeting and married to Wendy. Barry manages the African Christian Tours & Safari’s (ACTS) office in Harare and has been an elder since 2010. The Rawling’s have three growing sons; James, Christopher and Timothy. 

 

Stu is a Host Team member at GP and is married to Theresa. They have two children; Shelby & Connor. The Knights have been involved at ROL for a number of years and joined the eldership team in 2010. Stu is COO of Halsted’s Pvt Ltd in Harare. 


 
Roy Chimanikire   Gus and Michelle
Roy Chimanikire
 
Gus Hulley

Roy is a Host Team member at the Eastlea morning meeting and part of the finance committee of the church, married to Chenai with their daughter Nokutenda and has been on the eldership team since 2012. Roy is the Finance Director of Econet Zimbabwe.

 

Gus is a Host Team member at the GP evening meeting and is married to Michelle. He has been involved in church leadership for the last 25 years and joined the eldership of ROL in February 2015. They have three sons, David, Jono and Danny and Gus is Director of Sport at Gateway Primary School.

 

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