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From the Heart Church Ministries of Paarl in the Western Cape

Is a non-denominational church that is part of From the Heart Church Ministries Worldwide®; a ministry that has been given the mandate to be at the forefront of the reformation of the Church. The church was established in 1981 by the late Dr. John A. Cherry, the Founding Pastor (1940 – 2019) of From the Heart Church Ministries Worldwide™.

Today, Episcopal Pastor Bishop John Cherry, II, and his wife, Reverend LaWanda M. Cherry, have continued to build on this foundation and has taken the church to the next level with their passion to reform the church.

From the Heart Ministries Worldwide™ has churches on several continents of the world: Western Europe, India, Indonesia, North and South America and Africa.

In 2004, Pastor Tinus and Reverend Judy Marais were introduced to the Founding Pastor and teachings of From the Heart Church Ministries® which resulted in the establishment of From the Heart Church Ministries South Africa in 2008.

Minister Wouter & Rizana Ackerman have been involved with FTHCM SA since 2004. In 2015 the need to start a FTH Church in Paarl was identified.

Minister Wouter and Rizana Ackerman have been in leadership at From the Heart Church Ministries South Africa since 2004 and in 2015 decided to start the Paarl location as instructed by Pastor Marais and as per the leading of the Holy Spirit.

As of 2017 the Reformation message is being taught in Paarl with plans for further expansion into other parts of the Western Cape.