In 1990, Gerald and Nola Cilliers planted Gateway Christian Church International. When they felt called to establish a church in Vancouver, they handed the leadership of the church over to Mike and Charmaine Eltringham.

Six years later Mike and Charmaine also heard a call from God to move - this time to Dubai in the UAE. In 2002, they handed over to Rob and Linda Hutton.

In 2004, leaders of another church in Durban North, New Life, were also being called to go to the nations and so, Pierre and Elaine Morel asked if their church could merge with Gateway.

To signify the joining of these two church families into one, Gateway and New Life was given a new name: The Rock Christian Church.

Now, more than 20 years since it was first established, the church leadership has passed the baton over yet again. Rob and Linda Hutton have gone to join Mike and Charmaine in Dubai, taking over the leadership of The Well of Life. They handed over The Rock leadership to Mark and Monique Nyman.

The name, The Rock, came from Deuteronomy 32:4 which says, “He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” But the name is also prophetic: that they are called to be a distinctive expression of God’s infinite character to the community and not simply a copy, like a brick, of other churches in the community.

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In 1990, Gerald and Nola Cilliers planted Gateway Christian Church International. When they felt called to establish a church in Vancouver, they handed the leadership of the church over to Mike and Charmaine Eltringham.

Six years later Mike and Charmaine also heard a call from God to move - this time to Dubai in the UAE. In 2002, they handed over to Rob and Linda Hutton.

In 2004, leaders of another church in Durban North, New Life, were also being called to go to the nations and so, Pierre and Elaine Morel asked if their church could merge with Gateway.

To signify the joining of these two church families into one, Gateway and New Life was given a new name: The Rock Christian Church.

Now, more than 20 years since it was first established, the church leadership has passed the baton over yet again. Rob and Linda Hutton have gone to join Mike and Charmaine in Dubai, taking over the leadership of The Well of Life. They handed over The Rock leadership to Mark and Monique Nyman.

The name, The Rock, came from Deuteronomy 32:4 which says, “He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” But the name is also prophetic: that they are called to be a distinctive expression of God’s infinite character to the community and not simply a copy, like a brick, of other churches in the community.