To preach the uncompromising Gospel of Jesus Christ, to the broken the lost and the destitute. To provide a home of worship to those seeking God and a spiritual hospital for spiritual healing. To train and equip saint for the work of the ministry and to take the gospel of hope to the ends of the earth through preaching, radio and television.
Isaiah 61:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
61The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Founded in 2006 by Dr Gerhard and Karin Kotze, it has flourished under their leadership that has a firm foundation on the word of God, the Bible. Their desire is to see each person in the Western Cape be restored and empowered by the Holy Spirit that they in turn might minister effectively to others, so that the kingdom of God will be established and therefore bring the positive influence of the gospel of Christ to their communities through word and deed.
In addition to their Restoration Ministry in Parow they have also adopted a community in a small town called Murraysburg. This is a small farming community and most of the people there live way below the breadline. This is mainly because of the unemployment ratio that is so high. They have started a feeding scheme as the 250 children there are lacking in all areas and don’t even have access to proper clothing and food. They are trying to feed them at least one balanced meal a day; this on any given day is quite a challenge. These children are the future leaders and investing in their lives today means a better tomorrow for the entire town.
Dr Gerhard Past. Karin Kotze has passion to train those with a calling for the work of the ministry. Over the last four years they have trained more than 600 students. Dr Kotze with his great sense of humour and encouraging teachings has become a loved and respectful man of God in this community. In 2008 he was given a pair of shoes for his birthday by one of the most feared gang leaders in the Western Cape for his contribution for praying for peace between gangs. He has an established a powerful weekly Radio ministry, ministering to more than 500 000 listeners on a weekly basis. His message is: Never give up on your dreams. Past Karin has a heart for broken woman, and has a dream to have a house for abused woman. She has a passion to train people in counseling and challenge them to make a difference in the lives of others. She has survived the most difficult storms of life and believes that with God on your side all things are possible This is why they believe that Amazing Grace Academy should be driven by the belief that God has the power to transform and restore the lives of all people.
the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow to them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for morning, and a garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair. They will be called mighty oaks, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”
We are so excited about your visit and know that God has amazing things in store for all of us. May God richly bless you for availing yourself to come and further His Kingdome here in Cape Town South Africa.