Our Leaders

Johnathan & Lindri Atkins are happily married with 3 beautiful children, Nathan, Lika & Matthew. They are privileged to be in fulltime ministry for more than a decade. Together they were leading the student ministry in Potchefstroom before joining the Every Nation Tshwane Willows team, and leading the Willows congregation since 2016.

Johnathan is part of Every Nation Tshwane leadership team, serves as the Every Nation Southern Africa Northern Cluster leader, and leads Every Nation Southern Africa Assessment center for church planters.

He loves people and is passionate about healthy relationships and marriages. Johnathan has been deeply impacted through discipleship, and believes in the power of discipleship. He wants to see Jesus honoured in all circumstances and people that will live from a living relationship with God and not for themselves.  

Lindri serves as the City wide Music leader and believes that music can be used as platform to bring glory to God and reaching people. She is also part of the Beyond Music team, that writes songs for our city wide church to affirm the calling that God has placed on us as a movement. 

They believe that God wants to establish His kingdom in South Africa and every nation through local churches by the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit. 

About Us

Welcome to Every Nation Tshwane – Willows, a church community in the heart of Equestria.
Our mission is to reach people through the gospel of Jesus Christ, make disciples and raise leaders to impact our local community, city and every nation.

Phillip and Renè Pretorius planted the Willows congregation from our Lynnwood congregation in 2013 together with about 30 passionate leaders and family members. When we planted the Willows congregation, we gathered in a tent and through God’s grace and provision we were able to build our venues to not just serve our Willows congregation, but also our city-wide church.

We saw God’s faithfulness and favour upon our church. In 2016, Johnathan and Lindri Atkins were appointed as Senior leaders of the congregation. 

Today we have a beautiful venue and a well-established church. We are a multi-cultural, multi-generational community of people from many different backgrounds and ethnicities who have been united for one cause: to honour God. 

We have 2 Sunday services with Kids & Youth ministry during the morning service, as well as a vibrant evening service where we reach and disciple teenagers, students and young working adults. 

As a Willows congregation we also believe in family and we are creating a place where people can come, be restored and healed, a place of belonging, a place that they can call home.

Our Elders

Elders act as Christ’s overseers, God’s household managers (Titus 1:7), has been given delegated authority to govern, preach, teach, feed and equip the local church for works of service. The lead elder is to lead and care for the appointed elders and to raise new elders. The eldership team as a whole is to lead and care for the core leaders and local church through biblical governance. The leadership of the elders is to be exercised in a way that models Christ-like, humble, servant hearted and loving leadership.
Johnathan & Lindri Atkins
Henk & Jurinti du Preez
Harry & Wendy Griesel
Jean & Cindy Pieters
Jaco & Martie de Bruin
Eugene & Roné Coetzee
Pierre & Lorna Fourie

 Pillar & Generational Leaders

Johnathan Atkins
Senior Leader
Lindri Atkins
Women's Ministry Leader
Jolani Fourie
Music & Worship Pillar Leader
Liesl Holtzhausen
PA to Senior Leader
Henk du Preez
Pastoral Leader
Ellen VersFeld
Kids Ministry Leader
Annemari du Plessis
Campus Ministry Leader
Mncedi Matiwane
Campus Missionary
Renier Groenewald
REACH Leader
Deirdre Strydom
Executive leader
Mauritz Zietsman
YTH Leader
Sunè Treurnich
Social Responsibility Leader & Youth Missionary
Anro van Tonder
Taliah van den Heever
Abraham Wannenberg
Yahsna Higgins
Johnathan Tribelhorn