Anthony Liebenberg is the Apostolic leader of Life Church, Cape Town, where he and his wife Desiree have pastored for over 20 years. Life Church has always had a passion to positively impact their surrounding community and have been involved in many different ways over the years. Wherever the need, they always aimed to be part of the solution and to make Jesus famous through His love, compassion and mercy.
In 1999, the Life Church family grew through sending Annmaree Jorge to Mozambique, in order to plant a Life Church there. This was founded on a promise that was given through Isaiah 60:22 “A small one will become a thousand and a small one a Mighty nation”. This established the Vision of Life Church, to become a multiplying Cell Church, being raised up to impact its surrounding community and nation, one life at a time.
As Esvaldo and Annmaree Jorge developed the church in Mozambique, it became clear that there was a tremendous need to reach out to the huge number of orphan and vulnerable children present in their community. By using a holistic approach to ministry, schools were established where the lives of many children could be impacted spiritually as well as educationally. Health care and skills training together with pastoral support followed.
Jarvis Msonda, a student from Malawi, came to study at the Bible School at Life Church, Cape Town. He eventually returned to Malawi to plant a Life Church in Blantyre. Jarvis, together with his wife Catherine, just like Life Church Mozambique, also work holistically with children in their community and are impacting their surrounding community one life at a time.
Through the pioneering work in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi and the organisational leadership of Anthony Liebenberg, Life Child was established to champion the social expression of Life Church in Africa. Life Child exists to reach orphan and vulnerable children and restore communities for generational change. Life Child initiatives are focused on building firm foundations for the education, health, welfare, spiritual development, relationships of children across life phases and focus areas, creating a platform for community transformation for future generations.
Today we are seeing hundreds of children being rescued, educated and given a new opportunity with a strong sense of hope and belief in the future. One Life At A Time!