Weltevreden Methodist Church is a beautiful Sanctuary located at the corner of JG Strydom and Amarant Streets, Weltevreden Park in the City of Roodepoort, Gauteng Province.
It is strategically placed to serve the following suburbs like: Allen’s Nek, Radiokop, Randpark Ridge, Honeydew, Florida, Florida Park, Fairland, Strubensvalley and Wilgeheuwel.
WELTEVREDEN METHODIST CHURCH HISTORY
It was originally and prayerfully established as a uniting church by the late Rev Hansie Matthee in 1975. The first services were held at Panorama Primary School. From that year (1975) onwards, numerous meetings and prayers were held to locate the actual worship place of Methodists, hence the present Erf where the church now stands.
In 1982, meetings were held to plan to building of Weltevreden Methodist Church. It was in this same meeting that Weltevreden was upgraded from being a preaching station to a “Society” under the Superintendence of Rev Bosch.
On 4 August 1983, the people of God, determined to plant the church here and met to seek direction from God regarding the possibility of the manse. These meetings and prayers gave birth to the present manse at 3 Rooisering Street, Weltevreden Park, the Erf details of which are contained in the Title Deed.
The building project was started in earnest on the 31 March 1984 and the first Fete for the Building Fund was opened by the Roodpoort Mayor. Rev Mervyn Smith was appointed as a full time minister of the Weltevreden Methodist Society. The spirit of love, patience and determination characterized the people of God in their resolve to see their church being built. On the 2 September 1985, the Building project was started on the present consolidated property Erf 4299 Weltevreden Park Extention 4, where the church had bought the three Erfs 677,678 and 679 respectively. The present church, which we call the Sanctuary of God, whose Mission Statement is “Weltevreden Methodist exists to grow disciples of Jesus Christ who will serve the World” was finally built, thanks to the unity, prayers and love of God that prevailed. It was on the 7 April 1986 that the people called Methodists finally left Panorama Primary School and made their way to the newly built church in a moving service and the present property was officially opened by the Bishop Peter Storey on the 26 April 1986.
Driven by her Mission statement Weltevreden Methodist Church is firmly upheld in prayer, love and caring. It is a community church that continues to make a difference in the community while sharing warmth within its members in a most remarkable way.
It is a Church full of life through its Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Women and Men Ministries, Drug Support, Caring, Evangelism, Teaching, Healing, Outreach and the three services that are rendered.