Sun Valley Community Church Pastor:
At Sun Valley Community Church we operate under the headship of Jesus Christ and are led by elders and deacons. Jeandre Fourie is our current teaching Elder and Pastor and he is married to his wife Kelly.
He was born in Cape Town South African and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour in February 2015 after he suffered an accident falling from a height of about 12-15 ft. He broke his neck at C6 Level in the process which rendered him a quadriplegic. Through this accident he met the Lord Jesus Christ in hospital by hearing the most powerful, audible, and authoritative voice changing his life forever. His heart was softened, and He heard the Lord God, 1) reassure him that everything was going to be fine, 2) that there were things he was to learn from the accident, 3) that he was to go and tell as many people about Jesus Christ as possible and that 4) he was to come closer to the Lord Jesus Christ personally and as a couple with his now wife Kelly. By God’s amazing grace he also started gaining movement in hospital and is now on his feet albeit assisted.
Ever since his accident he has wanted to know the Lord God more intimately. He never knew that God had revealed Himself to man through various ways and means especially through His infallible word which endures forever. From that time, he has desired to know more about the Lord and serve Him with all his heart. He accepted the call to ministry to preach and teach the Word of God and as the Lord has orchestrated his post conversion life, he has shared his testimony with many people, and also preached on and off in Johannesburg South Africa whilst studying. He graduated with a certificate in Higher Christian life and a Bachelor of Theology from the South Africa Theological Seminary.
In October 2022 the Lord called Jeandre and his wife Kelly to America. He has an acute passion for discipleship, holiness, and obedience to the word of God. He has a passion for bringing believers from Apathy and Nonchalance back into a repentant relationship with God teaching them that there are indeed biblical requirements for the Christ follower. This includes living Holy and Obedient lives to the King of kings and Lord of lords Jesus Christ. He desires to see lives transformed by the gospel and the Holy Spirit and believes with all his heart that this is what the bible clearly teaches. Jeandre believes that a believer who is apathetic is not for God but against Him and has backslidden and denied the call of the gospel!
He has been happily married to his wife Kelly since February 2016 and they have much in common such as a passion for the Lord Jesus, the scriptures, reading, and Gods call and work of the ministry. They have recently started cycling together and they enjoy traveling and sharing their testimony, and the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ! Every believer has one common commission and that is to proclaim the gospel!
The Lord called Jeandre through the following scripture in 1 Tim 6:11-12, “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses” and he desires to fulfil that call until the Lord takes him home.
This quote by Samuel Chadwick has recently sat with him and encouraged him tremendously:
“Spirit-filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God”.
Previous Pastor – Anton Bosch
Privileged to be born into a long line of preachers, Anton Bosch met the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1968. In 1971 he entered the Theological College of South Africa for two years, completed the third year by correspondence and was awarded the Diploma in Theology. In 2001 he earned the degree BTh(Hons) and in 2005 he was awarded the degree Master in Theology cum laude. The title of his dissertation was “The pastoral and practical principles on which the churches in the New Testament are based”. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy was conferred on him in 2015. The title of this thesis was “Examining the Challenges and Finding Solutions to Designing a Curriculum and Method of Delivery of Theological Training for Ministers in Zimbabwe in the Absence of Any Resources: A Case Study of The Theological College of Southern Africa.”
From 1973 to 1997 years he served with the Assemblies of God in seven different congregations in South Africa. He also travelled widely ministering throughout Southern Africa conducting seminars and as a guest speaker in various churches.
In 1997 he left the denomination and established Plumbline Ministries (now AntonBosch.com). He continues to minister regularly in churches and conferences throughout the world. At the end of 2003 he was called to assist Burbank Community Church (Los Angeles, California) as it’s senior pastor. In 2008 he led the church through the move from Burbank to Sun Valley, where they are currently based.
It has been his life-long quest to rediscover New Testament Christianity and to call Christians and churches back to knowing, believing and living the Bible. He has planted a number of churches that are based on these principles. He is passionate about a correct exegesis of the Word and specializes in expository preaching and teaching. Anton is now basedin Janesville Wisconsin and is teaching through his online channel on youtube – https://www.youtube.com/@preacherbosch