The Rev Sydney Hudson Reed

Rev Sydney Hudson-Reed was the fifth senior pastor of Rosebank Union Church, serving with us from 1966 - 1977. After his death, this obituary was featured in local news media. (Source: News24) THE Reverend Sydney Hudson-Reed, who was…

Zuma, Malema - "Worthy of Respect"?

In his letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul highlights the fact that leaders in the church must be people “worthy of respect” (1 Timothy 3:8). Surely it’s not stretching things to say that this should...

Why I Love Preaching

My greatest joy in life is being able to preach God’s Word to a congregation of God’s people week after week, year after year. After over thirty five years in the ministry I still can’t get over the...

God's Joy

Yesterday I went to pick up my almost two-year old grandson, Ethan, from his play school. I arrived at the rambling house set in spacious grounds to find his classroom empty, but soon saw the clump...

The Garwood Story

The year was 1998. The day was 20 May. It was a day we will never forget. My husband, Leigh, received a phone call from Olivedale Clinic to say that a young couple in our church had just given birth...

I wish God healed more people

A few days ago I received this message from my brother-in-law, who has spent over thirty years of his life as a missionary in Thailand:“Please pray for my friend Kias, a Thai Christian folk singer...

A Wonderful Car Crash!

Would you think of describing your conversion to Christ as “a wonderful car crash?” It is true that some conversions are quiet and gradual. You don’t know the time of your spiritual birth; you just...

Twenty Five Years of Prayer!

When Irene and I served at Durban North Baptist Church in the early eighties we had the joy of seeing our neighbours a few doors up the road from us, Lucy and George, come to Christ. Both experienced...

Go HD in 2010!

I spotted this DStv ad while driving on Sandton Drive early in February. Ok, let me declare upfront, I have no shares in DStv nor do I have any family member working there! The ad promised subscr...

Amazing People

Welcome to my blog! This is the place where I get to introduce you to some of the amazing people who are part of the Rosebank Union Church family. Soon after we arrived at Rosebank in September...

A Pastor's Life: Mission & Mystery

The church is about mission! On Friday and Saturday of last week I found myself, along with several hundred pastors and leaders, attending the Urban Force Conference where Mark Driscoll, founder and...