About Us

First and foremost, there is no us without Him. Jesus is the centre of our lives and our church, because He’s at the centre of all human history. He was sent by God to do what we could not do, and pay the price we could not pay. He not only died to carry our sin, but rose to life in order to give us His righteousness, and so the cross and the empty tomb of Jesus cast a shadow of love, grace and mercy over the entire earth. Our allegiance is firstly to Jesus, who will come again in glory, and He is the One we build our lives on. Just as our bodies need oxygen in order to have life, we need Jesus in order to do anything.

 

It’s clear that everyone who accepts this gospel message of salvation has only begun their journey, and needs to be part of a healthy family of believers who live out their faith together and show something of the character of God on this earth. He didn’t call us to live safe, secluded lives, but to be part of a family that grows together, lays down their lives for each other, sacrifices for each other and reaches out to the world around us. To this end we do not only want to see people being born again, but we want to make sure that we are all being disciples, bringing our gifts and abilities to build up others and growing up to be like Jesus. 

 

In order to live in discipleship and to be able to build in different areas and regions, we function as one church with one heart, but made up of multiple congregations that each carry the structure and values of the church we see in the New Testament. 

Church Plants

 

When we read the New Testament, we see that the gospel advanced not only through the preaching of the gospel, but through the concurrent planting of churches. Oxygen Life was planted out of a larger base church, and we ourselves have a history of sending people to establish plants or assist churches. If we’re aiming at being a healthy church, we should also aim at replicating that pattern in our own regions and across the world. 

 

Click below for more information about those who’ve been sent from among us to plant churches in other regions.

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About Us

First and foremost, there is no us without Him. Jesus is the centre of our lives and our church, because He’s at the centre of all human history. He was sent by God to do what we could not do, and pay the price we could not pay. He not only died to carry our sin, but rose to life in order to give us His righteousness, and so the cross and the empty tomb of Jesus cast a shadow of love, grace and mercy over the entire earth. Our allegiance is firstly to Jesus, who will come again in glory, and He is the One we build our lives on. Just as our bodies need oxygen in order to have life, we need Jesus in order to do anything.

 

It’s clear that everyone who accepts this gospel message of salvation has only begun their journey, and needs to be part of a healthy family of believers who live out their faith together and show something of the character of God on this earth. He didn’t call us to live safe, secluded lives, but to be part of a family that grows together, lays down their lives for each other, sacrifices for each other and reaches out to the world around us. To this end we do not only want to see people being born again, but we want to make sure that we are all being disciples, bringing our gifts and abilities to build up others and growing up to be like Jesus. 

 

In order to live in discipleship and to be able to build in different areas and regions, we function as one church with one heart, but made up of multiple congregations that each carry the structure and values of the church we see in the New Testament. 

Church Plants

When we read the New Testament, we see that the gospel advanced not only through the preaching of the gospel, but through the concurrent planting of churches. Oxygen Life was planted out of a larger base church, and we ourselves have a history of sending people to establish plants or assist churches. If we’re aiming at being a healthy church, we should also aim at replicating that pattern in our own regions and across the world. 

 

Click below for more information about those who’ve been sent from among us to plant churches in other regions.

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Our Four12 Partnership

In our modern age of church denominations and networks, we have to keep going back to the original pattern of relationships between churches, which essentially consisted of local churches working together in partnership with apostolic leaders to build healthy churches and plant new ones. There’s leeway to work within the framework we see in scripture, but it’s non-negotiable that we actually partner together – at least in spirit, even if we’re far from one another geographically. We are part of an apostolic partnership of churches called Four12. The name is derived from Ephesians 4:12, in which Paul states that the reason gifts are given to people is “to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” The aim is genuine relationships between churches that God has brought together, and a connection through the Spirit rather than simply under a common banner.

 

To find out more, or to partner with Four12, you can visit their website at four12global.com. You can also download the Four12 app to access free resources, or follow them on their social media channels for regular updates.

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Our Four12 Partnership

In our modern age of church denominations and networks, we have to keep going back to the original pattern of relationships between churches, which essentially consisted of local churches working together in partnership with apostolic leaders to build healthy churches and plant new ones. There’s leeway to work within the framework we see in scripture, but it’s non-negotiable that we actually partner together – at least in spirit, even if we’re far from one another geographically. We are part of an apostolic partnership of churches called Four12. The name is derived from Ephesians 4:12, in which Paul states that the reason gifts are given to people is “to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” The aim is genuine relationships between churches that God has brought together, and a connection through the Spirit rather than simply under a common banner.

 

To find out more, or to partner with Four12, you can visit their website at four12global.com. You can also download the Four12 app to access free resources, or follow them on their social media channels for regular updates.

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Our Congregation Leaders

Brad & Angela Verreynne

Lead Couple of Oxygen Life 
St Francis Congregation

Brad and Angela planted Oxygen Life early in 2002, starting with twelve people and meeting in a coffee shop on a Sunday evening. Today they continue to lead the church, heading up the team of leaders and overseeing the established congregations and various new plants.

Vince & Christine Rafferty

Walmer AM Congregation

 

Having been in ministry since February 2000, which was the year after they got married, Vince and Christine joined Oxygen Life in 2011 and now lead the Walmer AM congregation. “We love that our Walmer AM congregation have become a family,” they say, “and that together we can grow into a people who please the Lord and advance the kingdom.”

Shaun & Sam Brauteseth

Walmer PM Congregation

 

Shaun and Sam fell in love while leading the youth together, and were married in 2012, which was the same year they joined the team as an eldership couple. In 2018 they began to lead the Walmer PM congregation. “It’s been a privilege to lead and love such a wonderful group of people, and to serve Jesus together,” they say.

Eugene & Jess Marais

Western Suburbs Congregation
Despatch Congregation

 

Part of Oxygen Life since 2005 and married three years later, Eugene and Jess have been an eldership couple since 2012, taking over leadership of the Western Suburbs congregation in 2020. “Western Suburbs are a group of people who are passionately in love with Jesus,” they say, “and who love each other with kindness and grace, and know how to have a lot of fun together as well!”

Eugene and Jess are also leading the Despatch congregation along with a group of Oxygen Lifers.

 

 

 

Ant Meek

Campus Congregation

 

Ant has been part of Oxygen Life since the church was planted in 2002, and has been an elder since 2006. In 2019 he led the team that established a new congregation in Summerstrand, which he still leads. “My heart for Summerstrand is that we would share the wonder and truth of Jesus with a young generation,” he says. “It’s that we would see His power and love touch lives radically, and that we would see believers disciples into maturity.” 

Brad & Angela Verreynne

Lead Couple of Oxygen Life
St Francis Congregation

Brad and Angela planted Oxygen Life early in 2002, starting with twelve people and meeting in a coffee shop on a Sunday evening. Today they continue to lead the church, heading up the team of leaders and overseeing the established congregations and various new plants.

Vince & Christine Rafferty

Walmer AM Congregation

 

Having been in ministry since February 2000, which was the year after they got married, Vince and Christine joined Oxygen Life in 2011 and now lead the Walmer AM congregation. “We love that our Walmer AM congregation have become a family,” they say, “and that together we can grow into a people who please the Lord and advance the kingdom.”

Shaun & Sam Brauteseth

Walmer PM Congregation

 

Shaun and Sam fell in love while leading the youth together, and were married in 2012, which was the same year they joined the team as an eldership couple. In 2018 they began to lead the Walmer PM congregation. “It’s been a privilege to lead and love such a wonderful group of people, and to serve Jesus together,” they say.

Eugene & Jess Marais

Western Suburbs Congregation
Despatch Congregation

 

Part of Oxygen Life since 2005 and married three years later, Eugene and Jess have been an eldership couple since 2012, taking over leadership of the Western Suburbs congregation in 2020. “Western Suburbs are a group of people who are passionately in love with Jesus,” they say, “and who love each other with kindness and grace, and know how to have a lot of fun together as well!”

Eugene and Jess are also leading the Despatch congregation along with a group of Oxygen Lifers.

Ant Meek

Campus Congregation

 

Ant has been part of Oxygen Life since the church was planted in 2002, and has been an elder since 2006. In 2019 he led the team that established a new congregation in Summerstrand, which he still leads. “My heart for Summerstrand is that we would share the wonder and truth of Jesus with a young generation,” he says. “It’s that we would see His power and love touch lives radically, and that we would see believers disciples into maturity.” 

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