Our story

GodFirst launched on January 30th 2005. Since that first Sunday meeting in Bryanston in 2005, the initial group of twenty missionaries has grown into the thousands. We moved from one congregation to a multisite church of 9 sites with many meetings. 

Our church was planted as a site of Godfirst at the start of 2010 and then in 2014 the many sites were transitioned into five autonomous churches that work together as part of the Advance movement of churches around Joburg, South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. 

We are currently meeting in two locations in Joburg with two meetings in our building in Parktown North and one on the University of the Witwatersrand campus.

We love God, love Joburg, and love to help people get the order in life right – which starts with putting God first. St Augustine said, ‘When our lives are not rightly ordered, our hearts are restless until they find their rest in God’. We are a church with a remarkable blend of people – young, old, black, white, rich and poor, and we delight in both the Word and the Spirit. And, we would love to help you. And maybe you could help us too. We can do more together than apart.

To find out more, get to a Get Connected, a short, punchy, no obligation evening for those considering becoming members. Find out where we’ve come from, where we are going, and how you can be part of the action. They usually run for about 2 hours and include light snacks and drinks.