After being part of a local church in Durbanville (an area just outside of Cape Town), we felt the time was right to "step out of the boat" and plant a church in 2003 in the winelands district in a town called PAARL. This is an area renowned for its great schools, beautiful scenery, outdoor activity and amazing community. It's a bit of old world charm in a contemporary setting and we LOVE our town.

Our first services were held in the living room of our rental house in August 2003. In total, we were about 10 adults and 4 children. This was the small, yet significant start to what has grown into a  vibrant spiritual family.  In these formative days we did everything from preaching and teaching the Word, to baptisms, extending hospitality, leading worship and even having my wife dress up in a clown outfit to entertain the kids as our "children's church" . . .

Over the years we have continued to grow both in number and maturity. Make no mistake, we still have a lot to learn and we're OK with that . . . that's the FUN part of belonging to something that's "bigger" than yourself. We are excited for our future together, AND, we invite you to hop on the journey with us as we pioneer together !

Brent and Esthea Martini

SENIOR PASTORS  /  Amplify Church