History

History

1970

Church Founding

About 50 years ago, Muldersdrift was far from any town and most of the people dwelling in the area were living on plots. Some Christians were keen to form a church in the area where they could worship together. Coming from a variety of denominations, they decided to start a union church, and on a piece of ground offered by the MOTHs (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) who had a retirement centre in the area, the Muldersdrift Union Church was born! The Rev Bob Lowe from England was one of the first ministers of this small church.

1970s – early 2000s

Early years

Being a sparsely populated area, the membership of the church remained modest. After Bob Lowe, there were various ministers who served in the church, sometimes as part-time ministers. Like all churches, the MUC had its ups and downs and even a number of folk leaving over differences of doctrine and practice. When it looked as if the little church may have to close its doors, a few loyal members rallied together. The work consolidated again, and for some time Terry Martin maintained a successful and blessed ministry in the church but not as a full-time pastor.

2006-2007

Dr Kevin Roy called

In 2006 the church invited Kevin Roy, then teaching at the Cape Town Baptist Seminary, to preach at the church with a view to a possible call. This was followed by a formal call to Dr Roy to become the pastor of the church, which he accepted, beginning service in January 2007. The work began to grow slowly until the point was reached that the little chapel could not adequately accommodate the congregation, or the Sunday School, which had grown from just a few children to about fifty or sixty children.

2014

New building

The tough decision was made to purchase a piece of land and construct a building that would accommodate the growing church. The small congregation had to finance the entire project from scratch, both land and building. In April 2014 the new building was formally taken into use. The main auditorium was able to seat about 300 people, and the Sunday School was provided with vastly superior facilities. And miraculously the building was entirely paid for on opening! It was a time of great rejoicing and praise to God.

2018

Angus McKee called

After many years of service at MUC, Dr Roy expressed the wish to retire. The decision was thus taken to call a new pastor. After many months of meeting and consideration by the call committee, it was decided that Angus McKee would be called to the pastorate of the church. Angus started his ministry with us in July 2018.