Every Nation Faith City

Senior Pastors & Visionary Leaders


Willem and Celestè Nel

Our Senior Pastors and their four beautiful children, Guilliam, Charmoré, Ann-waniq and D’Ianrew. As a family, their mission is to see lives impacted by the Good news of Jesus Christ.. Willem has been at Every Nation Faith City for 26 years and in full time ministry for over 30 years. From humble beginnings, Willem and Celeste Nel embarked on an exciting journey of faith and today the church can look back and celebrate with them God’s goodness and grace. In 1992 Willem and Celeste started the Potchefstroom Student Church with just a handful of students. Willem and Celeste decided to join the His People family in 1997 and they officially became His People Potchefstroom in 1998. In 2000, God clearly spoke a promise from Isaiah 58 which was to become a vital framework for how His People Potchefstroom viewed their role in the city. God infused in the leaders a passion to bless the city of Potchefstroom by starting with those who really needed it. In 2017 the Church name changed to Every Nation Faith City. Every Nation Faith City has planted and co-planted churches and campus ministries in Klerksdorp, Parys, Rustenburg, Bloemfontein, Mafikeng, Standerton and Gaborone, Botswana. He has published two books. A Silent Adventure, telling his remarkable story of healing and adventure into grace, was his first inspirational book published by Faith Story Publishing as well his latest book Making the Impossible Possible.Willem is a motivational speaker, preacher and executive life coach. His life is marked with a strong word of faith, with healings and miracles as part of his ministry.

Executive pastor & Senior Associate Pastor


Barend Groenewald

Barend is originally from Brakpan and was planning to become an Auto Electrician after school, but he soon realized that God had a different plan for his life. Barend has a diploma in youth work and has been in youth ministry for 15 years. He got involved in ministry through doing a gap year at TICS (Transformation in Communities). Barend is currently the Executive Pastor at Every Nation Faith City and oversees the seven sites. Barend believes that his goal is to be the connection between all age groups and to be a channel in which people will find God. “I’m passionate about people and to be able to bring HOPE to a broken world.” Barend is also involved in Hope Again, Character Kids, Mother’s Nest (a safe house for abused children) and Potchefstroom Youth Network. Barend and his wife Carene have been married for 10 years and they have two children, Ethan and Simore. Barend Groenewald: barendgroenewald@gmail.com


Jurgens Schoeman

Jurgens grew up in Phalaborwa where he completed High school and then came to Potchefstroom to study at the North West University. He has a B.Com Honours Degree in Financial Accounting and has also completed his pastoral training at Every Nation Ministry School in 2015. Jurgens was always part of a family that served God and was involved ministry. Through his life, God directed him more to areas where he could serve. Jurgens currently helps with the managing of the finances of the church. He is also the connect group coordinator and he oversees the connect groups of the Potchefstroom morning sites. He is also a pastoral intern which is the practical ministry year after finishing ministry school. “I love to help people walk into the purpose and promise that God has for them as believers and as individuals. I want to create an effective systems that can serve the ministry and help to bring Supernatural Transformation to our World in the most effective manner possible.” Jurgens is also involved with MosaicSA (an organisation focusing on orphan care), and runs his own business as independent accountant/financial consultant. Jurgens Schoeman: jjschoeman17@gmail.com


Campus Pastor


Lourens Horn

In 2010 Lourens came to South Africa to study Psychology. He finished his Honours Degree in 2013 and in 2014 Lourens started getting involved with the campus ministry team. He started in a connect group and then later on started leading a connect group and as of 2018 is our Campus Pastor for ENC. After some time and some fantastic mentorship, he answered the call into full-time ministry. He now manages the men’s connect group ministry and focuses on raising leaders. He has a passion for students that come from difficult backgrounds and love being able to help them overcome their problems. His goal is to spread the Gospel and reach every man on campus. Lourens has a heart and wants to see every student live out their destiny in Christ. Lourens and his wife Sune have been happily married since 2014. Lourens Horn: lourens@enfc.co.za


Every Nation Faith City Parys

Parys Site Pastor


Christo Jovner

Christo is originally from Vanderbijlpark. He has a metallurgical engineers degree as well as a three year theological diploma from Rhema Church. He also completed a creative arts course at Psalmody as well as the His People Bible School course. He got involved in ministry through an outreach to Parow where after he got involved in worship ministry. In 2011 Christo linked up with Pastor Willem Nel to start the church planting process in Parys. Christo is currently the site pastor at the Parys His People Church. He feels that he has been given the responsibility to shepherd the community and to align the site with Pastor Willem’s vision. His passion is to “break open the Word of God, to worship and to teach people how to worship.” Christo is also part of Intune which encompasses a bible school, hosting worship seminars as well as a drug rehabilitation program. He is also part of a radio program on IFM as well as Ideas for Apps. Christo Jovner: christo@enfc.co.za

Children’s Worker


Lizmarie Spies

Lizmarie is originally from East London, Eastern Cape. She obtained an Honours Degree Psychology in 2016 at the North West University Potchefstroom Campus. She is currently doing a LEAD Internship programme with Every Nation Faith City. Lizmarie has great love for working with children and doing youth ministry. She loves sharing the love of God with all people. She is passionate about establishing kingdom principles in the lives of children and equip them with the right tools that would help them fulfil their God-given purpose. She is a Children’s Church worker at Every Nation Faith City Parys and serves as a volunteer at Hope Again Foundation. Lizmarie Spies: Lizmarie@enfc.co.za


Every Nation Faith City Klerksdorp

Klerksdorp Site Pastor


Shaun & Hesti Enslin

Shaun and Hesti are the site pastors in Klerksdorp. They got married in 2007 and have two beautiful princesses called Caylha and Shiryah. From a very young age, they both received Word that God has called them for ministry. They realised that God is calling them in a different way by being Market Place Ministers. Shaun is currently working for FNB as an area manager for Commercial Banking and Hesti is a Corporate Image Consultant. Their hearts are to see a change in their city through the power of the Holy Spirit by bringing change where God has positioned them in the workplace, as well as their home, kids’ schools and the social areas they enter. They also believe that the Word of God says in Matthew 28:19 that we must all GO and make DISCIPLES of EVERY NATION, TRIBE, AND TOUNGE and that we should BAPTISE them in the NAME OF THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. They, therefore, believe that all Christians all called to make disciples where-ever they are placed by God.

Shaun Enslin: shaun@enfc.co.za Hesti Enslin: hesti@enfc.co.za