Our Leaders

In the New Testament churches are led by a team of elders, also know as shepherds / pastors or overseers – terms used interchangeably to describe the same person (1 Pet 5:1-2; Acts 20:17, 28) – and are qualified men according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-10. At City Gates Church we use the terms elder and pastor.

Although elders are the highest human authority in the local church, they are ultimately following Jesus, the chief-shepherd and Head of the church universal, and they will give an account to Him for their stewardship.

ELDERS & WIVES

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Vic Stander

Vic serves as the lead elder at City Gates Church. He is married to Tanya, and they have 2 sons and 2 daughters. They moved to Canada from South Africa in November 2014.

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Mike Holmes

Mike led City Gates Church for 10 years prior to Vic’s arrival, and today remains a vital part of the eldership team. He is married to Edwina, and they have 4 boys (now men).

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Lawrence Keen

Lawrence is married to Liz, and he has a son and a daughter. They both work in the public sector.