Organisers

Alan Willenburg
Secretary
Alan Willenburg
Alan was introduced to Jesus Christ at a Scripture Union Camp. This event has often reminded him how important it is to share the Gospel with those who do not know Jesus. Alan sees CTMC as a perfect vehicle to present the Gospel and to encourage men to live for Christ He has also been involved in the Christian book ministry for a number of years. Alan has two sons Stephen and Paul who have both put their trust in Jesus Christ.

Lauwrens Cornelissen
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Lauwrens Cornelissen
Lauwrens was dragged to St James Kenilworth while in his 2nd year of engineering studies in 1983. He is naturally cautious and skeptical and needs to understand things before he believes them. The gospel was clearly preached and for the first time he understood the truth that Jesus was the Son of God, what He came to do and how it all fitted together. (Romans 8 - http://bible.us/Rom8.1.NIV) But it still took many months of wrestling with his will to control his own life before he finally became a Christian. His biggest concern is that people generally don’t take their relationship with God, or lack thereof, seriously. The Cape Men’s Convention is a tool to remind men of the great salvation we have as Christians and how to be the men God wants us to be. This in turn will rub off on those we meet who will possibly take a second look at Christianity.

Gary Bedderson
Chair
Gary Beddersen
Gary became a Christian at university and after a few short years in the working world, followed his passion to become a full-time Youth Worker. After graduating from George Whitefield College he worked as Youth Pastor for 11 years in 3 different churches, and in 2012 became rector of St Thomas Church in Heideveld. He is married to Velma and they have 2 lively kids, Charis & Josh. Gary’s passions are teaching the Bible and really, really good coffee. In his free time he enjoys wasting time on the golf course, playing pool or making a mean curry.
 

Ian Forster
Commitee member
 Ian Forster
I commited my life to Christ in 1990 after being encouraged to attend St James by my then future sister in laws. I spent many a Sunday squirming on the church benches hearing the call untill finally I could no longer ignore the call to make the commitment to accept Christ Jesus as my Saviuor.I had a successfull carear in the Pharmaceutical/Retail sector and was retrenched in 2011. In Gods grace I have been employed in the same industry again. I have a passion to get our young men, sons to become involved in the life of our churches and to become the future leaders of their own famalies according to Gods word.

Gerald Sutherland
Committee member
Gerald Sutherland
Gerald is extremely grateful that a neighbour dragged him to holiday club at St James Church in 1986. There he learned about Jesus and that he needed to follow Him. With God’s help he did. He has grown and been taught to help others learn what the Lord has to say from the Bible. He’s been involved with Homegroup and the Men’s Ministry for a number of years now and sees the CTMC as an extension of that service – encouraging men to live for Christ. He and his wife, Diane, have 3 kids, Amy, Tim & Jon
Ross Bartholomew
Committee member
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Ross was converted at the beginning of his matric year and has been in a variety of ministries since then. He spent 3 years at Bible Institute and then served as a minister in the Presbyterian and Reformed Church for 5 years. Since 1990 he has been a member at St Matthews Church in Table View during which time he has taught Sunday School, run Home Groups, been on the Council and numerous other ministries. He has also been the team leader for the Churches for Namibia mission trip since 2013. More recently he has joined Operation Mobilisation with specific ministry in EPIC Solutions. This gives him the opportunities to serve in a wider area. Ross has been married to Muriel since 1983 and they have two grown sons, Gareth and Jordan.

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