Welcome to Rooted Family Church!

Welcome to our website. Our home on the internet.

We greet you in the mighty Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ and we would love you to visit us and attend one of our services in order for us to meet you in person. 

Some of our History

In the year 2005, Pastor’s Marius and Linda Groenewald founded and registered Hineni Light House Ministries in Despatch.

They led the congregation until 2018 when they became involved full time as Lead Pastors at a Port Elizabeth based hostel for the under privileged and handed over the reigns to Pastor Francois Erasmus who originally joined the congregation during 2009.

After much prayer and consideration the congregation changed its venue from Despatch to Uitenhage and our name changed to Rooted Family Church (t/a Hineni Ministries).

We are still a growing congregation and we are very excited for what God is already doing in and through this ministry and even more excited for what is still to come.

We have an immense love for Jesus and a passion for people from all walks of life and we wish to instill the power of the Gospel, the Word of God and the Power of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives in order to train, equip and disciple as many souls as we can for the enlargement of God’s Kingdom here on earth. 

Mission & Vision


To spread the Gospel (The Good News) of Jesus Christ to every person we can reach in order to bring people into the Family of Christ


To fulfill the Great Commission (Matt 28:16-20) in making Disciples, Baptising them and teaching them to obey all that Jesus have commanded us as being part of their lifestyle.  To heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers and cast our demons (Matt 10:8). To equip the saints for the work of the ministry. To edify the body of Christ, until all come to the unity of Faith and of the knowledge of Jesus, the Son of God (Eph 4:12-13).

Our Core Values

  • The Holy Trinity (1 Joh 5:7)
  • The Word of God  (Heb 4:12 & 2 Tim 3:16-17)
  • The Truth (Joh 14:6, Eph 6:14 & Joh 1:14)
  • The Holy Spirit (Joh 14:16, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:14-21)
  • Faith (Luk 17:6 & Heb 11:1)
  • Discipleship (Isa 6:8 & Matt 28:19)
  • Teach, Equip, Train (2 Tim 3:16-17)
  • Prayer (Matt 6:9-16) & Phil 4:6)
  • Praise (Ps 75:1, 1 Chron 16:28 & 1 Pet 4:11)
  • Worship (John 4:24 & Rom 12:1-2)

Should you wish to become part of a ministry, Rooted Family Church has several requirements such as Youth Leaders, Home Cell leaders, Children Church leaders, Praise & Worship musicians & singers and more.  Please see our “Contact Us” tab for our contact information.

Rooted Family Church is a certified member (and operates under the covering of) the local South African organisation of “Christian Fellowship of Ministries National”.