Spirit Word Ministries was started in 1985 and has subsequently grown into a pace – setting church.
This ministry is reaching out to the whole of South Africa and beyond its borders with Miracles, Signs and Wonders. The ministry branches out into a healthy growing Television Channel, a Christian School, a Bible School, the Alive for Christ (AFC) student program and also a lively Youth ministry.
More than 20,000 cripples have miraculously thrown away crutches and stood up out of wheelchairs. Testimonies of cancers and HIV being healed are documented almost daily. People from all over South Africa and other international destinations travel far distances to the Miracle Meetings.
Our Vision To present the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory of God to the body of Christ and the world, through television and any other medium available.
The Mission The Word of God is power in itself, when it is rightly divided and is explained by the Word and not by man’s theories, imaginations, world news reports and events. God is fully in control and He has given us a manual to direct our lives. The time is now here to conform to the Word, His plan and His standards.
Our mission is to help Christians understand the Word and grow up into mature Sons of God, not keeping them busy with doctrines of demons, but teaching them how to rule and reign in this life in one Christ Jesus, right here and now. The people of God should be the most blessed, the most prosperous and healthiest people in all the earth.
More Histiory of SpiritWord: Spirit Word Ministries, with Kobus van Rensburg as founder and senior pastor, prophet and teacher of SPIRIT WORD MINISTRIES which started in 1985 with two families and has subsequently grown into a pace setting church. This ministry is reaching out to the whole of South Africa and beyond its borders with Signs, Miracles, and Wonders. It is a foundational Ministry with an excellent and anointed Worship Team, a Resource Centre where DVD's and CD's are available, as well as a Television Channel. The ministry branches out into a healthy growing Christian School, a Bible School and the Alive for Christ student programme and with a lively Youth ministry.
We live in a day and age where Christians are double minded in their beliefs. Because of "winds of doctrine", the church world is confused and not reaching its full potential. "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." The Word of God declares that the Truth shall set us free. The Word of God is power in itself, when it is rightly divided and is explained by the Word and not by man's theories, imaginations, world news reports and events. God is fully in control and He has given us a manual to direct our lives. The time is now here to conform to the Word, His plan and His standards. The people of God should be the most blessed, the most prosperous and healthy people in all the earth, for they are the ambassadors of the ALMIGHTY GOD, CREATOR of all that exists. They should be "Supernaturally Natural and Naturally Supernatural." Our mission is to help Christians understand the Word and grow up into mature Sons of God, not keeping them busy with doctrines of demons, but teaching them how to rule and reign in this life in one Christ Jesus, right here and now. Furthermore, it is to reach the unsaved by giving them true hope, encouragement and a way of reconciliation with God Almighty through His Son, Jesus Christ. Through the media of television, and any other electronic media available, The Spirit Word Channel will fulfill this mission by recognizing, sourcing, creating and packaging anointed and truthful material from men and women of God from around the globe, and present it in a spirit of excellence. The Spirit Word Channel will pursue every possible avenue to spread this material to every corner of the earth.
Prophet Kobus van Rensburg, together with his wife Annalise, have been in full-time ministry since 1980. Kobus and Annalise are the senior pastors and sole founders of Spirit Word Ministries. Spirit Word Ministries is situated in Stilfontein in the North-West Province of South Africa and is well renowned for Word, Worship and Wonders. Although miracles were always evident in their ministry, it cannot be compared to the last nine years. More than 11 000 cripples have miraculously thrown away crutches and stood up out of wheelchairs. Testimonies of cancers and HIV being healed are documented almost daily. People from all over South Africa and other international destinations travel far distances to the Miracle Meetings held on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Kobus van Rensburg is a New Testament Prophet, bringing word of the Light and fresh Glory of God into the Church of Jesus Christ. He is an anointed man of God, who is renowned, appreciated and a sought after teacher as he reveals present day truths and expounds the Word of God. People sit for hours at a time in the meetings as he accurately quotes scripture after scripture whilst teaching the Word of God with revelation knowledge, which is seldom seen or heard in this day and age. He is a highly sought after speaker at conferences and various conventions throughout the nations and is at present fully scheduled, to serve the body of Christ, 12 months in advance.
Kobus' daily television broadcasts reach people in many nations with outstanding favour, evident in positive results and a considerable amount of feedback. His vision is to see the church coming into maturity and perfection as the revealed and manifested Sons of God. For this reason, he conducts a biannual pastors and leaders conference which is well attended by over 2000 pastors and leaders of all church groups, denominations and backgrounds. His passion is to see the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory of God fill all the earth, of which much of that has already been seen, heard and experienced, in every meeting held by Prophet Kobus--Jesus Christ is really showing up... and when asked to comment on it he just smiles and says, "It's His Grace, so it's His Glory".
Their three sons, Kobus [Jnr.], Johan, and Petrus, are at a young age already an integral part of the ministry. Kobus [Jnr.] (youth pastor and lead-guitarist) and Johan (worship leader and keyboardist) are key musicians in the worship team at Spirit Word Ministries, whilst Petrus serves in the ministry with photography.
In 1980 I had the privilege of being with the late Dr. Lester Sumrall for eight days and during this time joined him on different TV broadcasts. It was there that I got the vision of having a Christian Channel and Station. Since then I've been proclaiming it and today it has come into fulfilment. I can just say "Thank you Jesus for such grace!" We can now bring, directly to your home, quality Christian television 24 hours a day directly from The Spirit Word Channel's own Final Contro l Centre, which is situated at Spirit Word Ministries in Stilfontein, South Africa.
Spirit Word Ministries has seen a 23 year prophecy coming into fulfilment. The ministry always had a vision for Christian television in South Africa and Africa at large. In 1996 the first programs were aired on SABC. Then in 1999, the door opened for a permanent time slot once a week on a satellite platform. This was extended to more time slots which became available on various Christian and other commercial channels across the continent of Africa.
A new season had dawned; a new birth had taken place. The all new SPIRIT WORD CHANNEL was successfully launched on the 1st of July 2004. Messages of hope, reconciliation and visual proof of the mighty deeds of Almighty God are being beamed to over a potential viewership of 80% of the world via Pas-10 and Hotbird satellites, and internet web-streaming.
For African countries, decoder and dish can be obtained and installed for as little as two thousand rand as a once-off payment. Thereafter, quality Christian programming can be viewed 24 hours a day with no monthly subscription. You will be able to view programmes from various national and international men and women of God. There is a wide variety of programme content including live telecasts of meetings, crusades, talk shows, topical discussions, youth programs, miracles, worship and much, much more.