In 1984, Pastors Neville and Wendy McDonald established Good Hope Christian Centre under the Apostolic direction of Dr. Fred Roberts. From its humble beginnings meeting under a bridge, this lively Church has expanded from a mere thirty members to a thriving community of over 15,000 individuals who now consider GHCC their spiritual home. Today, the Church conducts services in various locations within the City of Cape Town and has extended its reach to establish churches in various corners of the globe. This dynamic and contemporary congregation has left a profound impact on the city, shaping it in exciting and transformative ways. 

 

GHCC is a community who gives hope and heals people.  We exist to bring the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to individuals, touching hearts and minds with the power of a very real God.  We gather to encounter God’s presence, experience His glory and be empowered to reach the lost at any cost.

 

Good Hope Christian Centre

History Timeline

 

 

Founding Pastors Neville & Wendy McDonald

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1984

Dr. Fred Roberts, founder of Durban Christian Centre, conducted a healing crusade in a tent erected in Wynberg. This resulted in a new church plant with believers gathering in Scout Hall on Sundays. Dr. Fred sent Pastors Neville and Wendy to this new work in Cape Town.

First Church to hold Life Connect Groups in Cape Town.

1985

1987

First Church to present a Christian production with a multi-ethnic cast at the Artscape.

First Church to open an educare in Khayelitsha, Bonginkosi Educare.

1988

1993

We built our first church in Ottery.

First Church to host the Jesus conference at the Good Hope Centre, Bellville Stadium, & Athlone Stadium.

1992

1993

First Church to open the School of the Spirit: International Christian Bible College.

First Church to pray and fast for 21 days on the parade for the end of apartheid.

1994

1995

Multiple Church campuses planted.

First church to present a kids production, KidzQuest, that reached over 750,000 people both in South Africa and Internationally. 

2003

2016

First Church to march the streets of Cape Town; March of Hope.

Dr. Fred Roberts went home to be with the Lord.

2017

2020

Only Church to appeal to the South African government to Unlock Section 31 during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Only Church to march with a Million Seats in the Streets in support of restaurants opening during the Covid-19 lockdown.

2020

2020

Pastor Neville McDonald passed away peacefully in his sleep. His legacy lives on through each one of us as we continue to give hope and heal people!

Ps Nev