Gustaf & Ruth du Plessis
Gustaf has been the full time minister at VFC Liverpool since December 2015. He originally comes from South Africa, but has been living in the UK and particularly Liverpool since December 2003, after his graduation from African School of Mission. The city and the people of Merseyside is in his blood and he is proud to call himself a Scouse-African.
Since being in Liverpool, Gustaf served in 3 churches in various capacities, (youth leader, church planter and most recently as elder), all of these positions were done whilst he was employed in the secular as a professional Advice and Guidance Officer, Performance Coach and Leadership Professional. He has also obtained his Masters in Theology from Mattersey Bible College in 2010.
Gustaf is married to Ruth since 2002. She is employed in Public Health where she is training to become a consultant, so she has a very busy life. Despite all of this she is helping in church with the Worship group, visiting people and supporting Gustaf. Both Gustaf and Ruth are passionate about a church that thrives and has relevant influence in the community with a Godly presence. Gustaf believes that a church should be built on reading the Bible, praying without ceasing and caring for families, with a unwavering focus on mission.
Jan has been at VFC for 9 years, serving God and people; doing Pastoral work, Worship leader and Connect group Leader. She is a mum and a nan, and has a BA degree in Theology and Mission.
She will qualify to be Ordained
as an AOG Minister this May and has just finished 2 years of working with the Salvation Army as a Community Mission Facilitator.
Currently she is going into prisons to help with Prison Fellowship and
also doing training to become a Chaplain, helping people in prison and hospitals.
Ian & Ruth Biggar
These two have been part of the VFC Liverpool family since time began. Ian joined back in 2001 when the church was first planted by the missionary team from Singapore, and Ruth joined when they got married in 2008. Yes, they have been married for a while now.
Ruth currently works as a Specialist Dietitian and is also studying for a doctorate in theology, and Ian is a Network Analyst for a large gaming company.
Ian is the tech guy of VFC Liverpool, responsible for sound, graphics, website, fixing everyone’s laptops, as well as writing this well written blurb;