Our Story

How it all started...

Peter and Teresa, together with their children, have made Canada their home.  They first felt God stirring their hearts for the people and nation of Canada in 2004 and  planted Lifeconnection church in 2006.

Married in October 2003, this couple has served and ministered since 1998 in a large kingdom apostolic and family based church in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa.  As they say, “This is the place that has not only been where we've lived, but also where we've found a true home and family that have impacted and altered our lives for all eternity.” 

They have a heart for the nations and to see God's kingdom come wherever they can.

This couple has been part of leadership teams within the church for over 20 years and having served as elders, have a clear understanding of church government and divine order.  

 They have together led many mentoring, discipleship and other small groups where relationships have formed the basis for activity. They are firmly rooted and grounded in their sonship with their heavenly Father and continue to walk that out with their oversight in Church of the Nations and hey have come to value and cherish this life-filled relationship in the kingdom.  

They love to champion the cause of the local and victorious church and are given to equipping and raising up sons and daughters with an emphasis on leadership development and training.  

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our lead pastor, brother, and friend.   Jesus welcomed Peter into eternity with Him on August 15th, 2021.  We can only imagine that glorious moment when he stepped from here into that eternity.  Jesus, no doubt, opened his arms wide and said proudly, “Well done, my Son.  Well done.”  

The cry of Peter’s heart for us as a church body and for each of us as individuals was that we would step into our inheritance in Christ.  
Peter did that so well here on Earth and now he is with his Savior, enjoying his full inheritance.  What an incredible thought!
Peter has left a tremendous legacy.  Each of us benefited from his wisdom, experience, and love.  
He encouraged us not to just know about God, but to know God.  He believed we were created for partnership with God.  He and Teresa have poured out their lives for Him and we are so grateful for the generosity of love, kindness, compassion, and encouragement that came to us as an overflow of their partnership with Him.

Though we grieve this great loss deeply, we do not grieve as those who have no hope.  

We have a certain Hope. His name is Jesus.

As a church family we will take time to mourn, grieve our loss and seek God together for the way forward.

 As a team, Teresa and the elders, will continue to lead the Lifeconnection church family for this season, with the guidance  and support from 
Pastors Louis & Edna Els (from the Freedomhill International Cluster within Church of the Nations International). 

We are tremendously grateful for the love and support from church leaders within the Church of the Nations family and other church leaders in our city.

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or during the week as we gather as family and  friends
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