From then until now...
We started out in the 1980's as Letaba Christian Church, we are now called Shekinah House.
Shekinah in the 80's
An aerial image taken at the time
Shekinah House Now
Aerial image taken in 2019
Where it all started...
Shekinah House, previously called Letaba Christian Church was established in the 1980’s. This is a word given by the Lord at that time.
“For I have called you to be a city on a hill with rivers of living waters flowing into the valley. Bringing life to a dry and dead earth. Teaching and loving, serving and giving. You are ‘a city on a hill’. The leaders of this church will manifest the Shekinah glory of the Lord that will be irresistible to the world. A river of light will flow from this church into every dark crevasse in town, no shadow will survive, no darkness will stand and it will be fueled by the love of the Lord in His people. The church will grow to become a refuge for the town.” The word also said, ‘that the church would be a little lower in shape of an orange dome and that it would be covered in gold!’”
In February 2006, the Lord birthed a new beginning for this amazing church and during that year Letaba Christian Church was renamed Shekinah House – Shekinah meaning the manifest glory of God! Pastor Bryan and Dianne Varrie became the senior pastors making the declaration from Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.
Since then, so much has happened like the completion of the church building and the office block. The church was painted, received wall-to-wall carpeting and new curtains. A new entrance and two Mother’s rooms were built.
Then Café Zur (God my Rock) our very own, coffee shop came into being. The Family Transformation Centre and a Bible Training Centre (ISOM) were also started.
In 2015, the Youth Hall (The Base) was completed. This building includes dormitories to host up to 32 people, a chaperone’s flat, a big kitchen, a garage for the church’s bus and an indoor basketball court.
At the end of 2017, we converted what was once referred to as the Family Transformation Center, into the Den – the young adults facility. The young adults now love meeting weekly in their amazing venue!
Shekinah House is now a fully multi-cultural, inter-generational congregation – God has performed something uniquely dynamic and special here.