Our History

Our church was first named Rivonia because its first members were residents of Rivonia, the suburbs north of Johannesburg. After being sojourners for many years we are finally fellowshiping at Melville. The Seventh-day Adventist® Church was born out of the Millerite movement of the 1840s when thousands of Christians searched for greater understanding of biblical prophecy. Among these believers was a group in New England that rediscovered the seventh-day Sabbath. They chose the name “Seventh-day” which refers to the biblical Sabbath, Saturday, ordained by God at Creation (Exodus 20v8). “Adventist” means we’re looking for the return of Jesus Christ. www.adventist.org

Our Mission

“The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to proclaim to all people especially community members of Melville the everlasting gospel in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, and as revealed in the life, death, resurrection, and high priestly ministry of  Jesus Christ, leading them to accept Jesus as personal Saviour and to unite with His church, and to nurture believers as disciples in preparation for His soon return.”

Our Objectives

Rivonia Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Southern Africa Indian Ocean region is committed to connect people to Jesus Christ and each other.  Our aim is to disciple our members in the footsteps of Christ, so that they can grow spiritually and reach out to others as true disciples of Christ. All are welcome into the fellowship of the SDA church, without exception to race, language, culture or other preferences.

Our Administration

The governing body of our global Adventist church structure is the General Conference which administers all the divisions around the world, our church being under the Southern Africa Indian-Ocean Division, under the Southern Africa Union Conference, under the Trans – Orange Conference and under the West Rand District in which we are situated. www.sidadventist.org

Our Beliefs

Our church is founded on the following statements named the 28 Fundamental beliefs:  Click here to read more.

Get in touch with our leardership:

Pastor Girma – girma01@yahoo.com

Head Elder – Mduduzi Dube – compliance@exclaim.co.za