The Story of el shaddai

El Shaddai Christian Church is a community of people who value God’s presence deeply and pursue an increasingly intimate relationship with Jesus. We desire for you to feel part of this family and for you to know you have a part to play in our community. Our purpose is for you to be a disciple of Jesus who makes other disciples that make disciples. 

El Shaddai Christian Church is part of an international family of churches known as Church of the Nations, or COTN. It is not a denomination, but an apostolic network of churches held together by simple family values and relationships. The aim is simple – to build a family of churches to reach the nations. Together, we are “a family of apostolic clusters advancing the Kingdom of God.”

leadership team

Bruce & Judy McCallum​

Senior Pastors

Bruce and Judy McCallum have been the Senior Pastors of ESCC since 2004, but have shared ministry life together since they were married in 1991. They have three adult children and love the local church. They truly believe it is God’s Kingdom on Earth that changes lives and communities.

André Webster

Worship and Sexuality

Andre Webster is a pastor and worship leader at ESCC. He and his wife Jenny also serve the community through counselling and workshops on healthy, Godly sexuality. Their passion and delight is to open doors for people to experience God’s love, healing and redemption to become true, sent, disciples of Jesus.

Zendré Roets

Operations and Children's Church

Zendré has been in ministry for more than 20 years. She has a real passion to help people, especially young people, to release and grow their gifts and talents. She loves running programs, camps and events to facilitate multi-generational mentoring, discipleship and raising young leaders. Zendré also loves nature and is in awe of creation on a daily basis.

David Rosselli


David’s heart is to equip leaders and to see God-given potential realised, especially within the field of Youth Ministry. He desires to see Durbanville’s youth grow in their relationship with God and in their selfless service to others. His deepest desire is to honour God above all else, and honour those around him.

Justin Tancrel

Children’s Church and Operations

Justin is a technologically savvy guy, who has a passion for the performing arts which he uses to further the children’s ministry at ESCC.  His technological skills have led him to help with all sorts of behind-the-scenes operations, such as the production desk, computer hardware, software and digital platforms, to help the church operations run smoothly.

Tanaka Munyama

Operations Assistant

Tanaka has been ESCC’s Operations Assistant since 2022 and served in the church since 2018. She loves communicating the goodness of God and making sure everything is structured the way it should be in church. She also loves worship, going on adventures and exploring new places with friends and family.

Elise Kirsten

Communications Consultant

Elise loves helping clients to communicate effectively and has put her online media skills to use at ESCC, where she has been a committed member for more than two decades. She loves bringing hope, encouragement and creativity to those around her.

Elizabeth Ackermann

Production and Creative

Elizabeth has been involved with planning and producing Sunday services since 2016.  She loves being creative and feels privileged to be part of the team at the production desk.  She and the team aim to create an atmosphere in which people can worship and hear God together.

Susan Böhler

Pastoral Worker

Susan looks after our cell-connect group leaders and develops relationships with ESCC family members. She’s passionate about living out God’s kingdom principles and inspiring others to take action to bring about exponential change (revival) in society. She also thrives in community and loves sharing her cooking.

Paul & Lorna Harris


Paul and Lorna have been elders at ESCC for over 20 years. They’re a “graciously ageing, happy couple” and have two lovely daughters. Lorna serves on the worship team and her greatest delight is to worship God and see music impact life. Paul loves helping people play their part in God’s kingdom to see it established in all domains of life.

Richard & Verna Gray


Richard and Verna started their journey with the ESCC family more than 20 years ago. They love the local church and believe that it is a safe space where everyone should feel welcome. Verna is a worship leader at ESCC and also serves on the prayer ministry team, while Richard is passionate about discipleship and is actively involved in mentoring future leaders. They have two teenage daughters and enjoy travelling and experiencing new places as a family.

Ignatius & Jonett Wait


Ignatius and Jonett have been members of ESCC for over 20 years and believe that the family unit plays an important part in the local Church. They love spending time with their son, enjoying walks on the beach and braaiing with family and friends.

James Turner, Rene Brown & Zonita Spanneberg

Finances and Human Resources

James, Rene and Zonita work hard behind the scenes to make sure that all of ESCC’s financial records are in order and up to date and that the church is fully tax compliant.

Jenny Tancrel, Lloyd Guzura, Sandson Kavalo, Singathwa Ndyalvani

Streams Café

Jenny, Lloyd, Sandson and Singathwa make up the smiling, energetic team at Streams that delivers specialist barista-made coffee and delicious meals to their patrons.

El Shaddai is a Hebrew name for God, which can be translated as “God Almighty” or “the all-sufficient God”. It expresses an important part of our understanding of the God we worship and whose Kingdom purposes we’re committed to.
ESCC was established in November 1993 and is based in Durbanville – a suburb in the northern reaches of the city of Cape Town.
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