Live Connection was birthed in 2000 as a result of an idea Paul Ravesteyn (currently Senior Pastor at Northgate Ministries, Belrose) had.
While travelling through Africa at 22 years of age building hospitals, schools and churches, he was convicted and convinced of the need to assist and serve that continent. This is a continuing passion shared with Renee, his wife, who grew up in rural Zambia.
Following a meeting with Pastor Gary Deetlefs (House of Prayer, Durban, South Africa) Paul and Gary commenced the formation of Live Connection empowering and equipping rural pastors in South Africa.
Since 2000, Live Connection has expanded to work in The Philippines and Indonesia and encompasses a Board and Administration Staff to facilitate this vision.
Live Connection currently operates in eleven countries and Partners with over 150 Pastors accountable to Regional Leaders who oversee all the pastors in their regions.
The unique nature of Live Connection is that rather than assisting or sponsoring individual children or people in developing nations, we provide a financial boost to Christian leaders and their families; empowering them to run their churches and impact their communities
This is effective for several reasons:
- Rather than just individuals, Live Connection focuses on many people receiving the gospel, joining churches and living a life for Christ.
- Live Connection is passionate about building Kingdom-based communities; with ongoing ministry to people.
- Partnered pastors are already established and trusted in their communities, negating the need to train Westerners in local customs, language and cultural mores.
Live Connection has offices in Sydney Australia and Durban South Africa. Please visit our Contact page for more information.