The Norwegian Settlers Church in Port Shepstone, South Africa, is a remarkable testimony of God’s faithfulness to His body. Starting as an ethnic immigrant’s church, this fellowship faced many struggles and hardships, including lacking a resident pastor for much of its history. In 1986, God brought Pastor Ernest Hack, whose solid Biblical teaching helped to rebuild the base. In 1995, God led Trevor Downham to reach out to the area’s many young people and to refocus outreach towards community transformation. John Easterling spent time in 2009 and 2010 interviewing and fellowshipping with members of this body as well as researching the area.
Easterling, J. (2011). “The Word Became Flesh,” An Example of Incarnational Ministry: The Norwegian Settlers Church, Port Shepstone, South Africa. Great Commission Research Journal, 2(2), 268-277. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol2/iss2/9