Establish biblical groups through a church community that have the potential to grow into a network of local churches globally. To be watchmen in the kingdom of God, focused on preaching the word of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, worship, prayer, the prophetic, and evangelism.



Pastor Jurie and Chrisna Jooste have served in the local church for 20 years. From 2002 to 2010, Jurie attended bible school at Lewende Woord in South Africa under the leadership of one of his spiritual leaders, Pastor Nevil Norden. He met Chrisna at the church where she was serving under Pastor Nevil’s wife, Rina Norden. Pastor Jurie and Chrisna married in 2005 and have been married for over 15 years. They have a beautiful son, Juwald Benjamin Jooste.

Pastor Jurie completed his Bachelor of Ministry and Honors in Mentoring through Calvary University in America. He is currently busy completing his Master’s Degree in Church planting. Chrisna completed her Master’s Degree in Natural Science and her Doctorate in Information Systems. They make a great team, with Chrisna impacting the corporate world.

Between 2010 and 2019, they served in a planting team that helped establish and plant two local churches. They also led a third local church plant in Pretoria East, South Africa. At the end of January 2020, Pastor Jurie received Word from God to establish Lions of the Valley Ministries. This word was received just before the coronavirus outbreak, confirming the season and timing.

Pastor Jurie and Chrisna moved in obedience and faith in this word and believed God (Isaiah 55:10-12). They are assisted by a strong team of people who love the local Church and God’s people. Lions of the Valley Church’s story began when the Holy Spirit spoke to Pastor Jurie through Ezekiel 37. He started sharing the vision with people the Holy Spirit laid upon his heart and trusting God for a launch team of people who would want to serve and be part of the Lions of the Valley Church Community.

Our prayer each day is that God will continue to use us for His glory and allow us the opportunity to see more lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ. We hope you will find the Lions of the Valley Church a place where you connect with God, find meaningful friendships, and call home.

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