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Together in Ministry

The Baptist Northern Association (BNA) is a self-governing fellowship of autonomous Baptist churches sharing together in ministry

We can help you and your church…


We believe that God’s plan for this world is in and through the local church.  Find a good church close to you


We give help to churches, helping them find a good pastor or helping a pastor find a good church.  And when we don’t know, we’ll try find out who does


We put you side by side with other like minded churches and pastors

Church Planting

The goal of a church is to plant churches. We offer help with expertise, partners, compliance and financial assistance

Conflict Resolution

Every church at one time or another will face a crisis; a leadership conflict situation, a membership / leadership impasse, a moral failure of a pastor – and when that happens, its helpful to have an independent third party to help

Youth Ministry

We help you reach young people by connecting you into a network of youth leaders who come alongside because youth ministry is tough

Deacon & Elder Training

Many Baptist churches struggle with implementing a Biblical expression of Elders and Deacons co-operating together .  We help churches put a biblical leadership structure in place.


We’ve already done the work of finding the right people with the right heart, in specific fields.  Check out our partner organisations here


We keep an electronic library of first class resource material for churches, pastors, Bible study groups, fraternals and church members because finding the right thing can be hard.  
Let us know if you can’t find what you’re looking for, and we’ll try and find it for you

BNA Latest News

The best way to see the association in operation is to attend one of our members meetings.  Or you can read up on some of our concerns here…

When do we go back to church and how?

This week I had the privilege of interviewing 6 pastors on the subjects, “When do we go back to church and how?” I asked them five questions; 1. Why go[…]

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Baptists and Scripture

One of the big issues among South African Baptists in the recent months and indeed over many years has been our stand on Scripture. Recently, however, the inclusion of the[…]

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Guiding Baptist Churches towards multiculturalism

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Pastor Darryl Soal who, on 24 July 2020, will become Dr. Darry Soal. Congratulations, Darryl! The reason why I was so keen[…]

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Our region by the numbers



Square Kilometres

Our Team

Richard Van Lieshout


Obakeng Moreo

Vice Chairman

Parmesh Venkatasami


Brian Viljoen

Treasurer & Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator


Office Administration

Peggy Burger

Office Finance

Dan Riddell

Youth Representative

Lance Laughton

Area Co-Ordinator

Gilbert Ndlovu

Limpopo South Representative

Marcus Mphaphuli

Limpopo North Representative

Jacques Louw

Gauteng North Representative

Richard Van Lieshout

Gauteng East Representative

Obakeng Moreo

North West Representative


Gauteng West Representative


Mpumalanga Representative