Our History

 Past. Ronnie Barnard after eight years,of being the leader of the AFM East Rand (Ekhuruleni) geographical region, the Word and Life local church(AFM of SA) felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to start a non-geographical network. This Network will carry the vision (Matt 5:14 “The Lord will make us like a city on a mountain that cannot be hidden.”) of the local church across geographical borders; national and international. This was accepted by the AFM Leadership in 2003.  From the beginning this network functioned as a brotherhood across church denominations, multi-cultural and multi-generational barriers.

The Word and Life local church(AFM of SA) is the anchor church and this network is an integral part of it. Situated on the corner of Trichardt’s Rd and Kingfisher Ave, Sunward Park, Boksburg.

This network started with 15 churches and has grown to thousands of churches. We have regional leaders all over South Africa and Africa. Each pastor of an assembly functions under a regional leader. The administration of the different assemblies is autonomous but accountable to the regional leaders.

In 2017 the Word and Life Network and the Judea Harvest Assemblies amalgamated. Judea Harvest have developed a network of more than 10 000 Pastors. These leaders participate in our many ministry programs such as the 3 000 tents , snap church building program , ECD centers and Training!