We are Liam and Rachel Byrnes, we are from the UK originally, and have been living in South Africa since 2009.
We are a part of All Nations Southern Africa, a Church Planting family that is called to make disciples of Jesus and raise up local leaders to see the Kingdom of God increase amongst the neglected people of Africa and the Middle East.
We provide leadership and oversight for All Nations local churches and church planting teams. These teams are working in local township communities, in prisons, through sport ministry, supporting child headed households children (through HIV/AIDs), evangelism and discipleship. We also pioneered our church family’s prayer furnace, which prays through the week for our work locally, and the places throughout Africa and Middle East where we have sent long term teams.
Day to day, Rachel is working with an after-school program called “Children of Promise” in Masiphumelele, a part of All Nations that support children in child headed households. She is studying for a degree part time in Ministry & Discipleship. She also uses her pastoral gifting to come alongside local leaders and with Liam oversee’s the growth of our local teams and churches.
Liam spends his time working with teams in evangelism, discipling and supporting local leaders. He also is helping to staff the degree program in Ministry & Discipleship, and now and again teaches in All Nations training programs on Church planting and discipleship.