We emigrated from Durban, South Africa, from Glenridge Church International with a seed of a dream to see people become all that God intended them to be.
In august 1995, Eastcoast Church started and has grown to include people from every walk of life, culture and age. In 2010 we felt stirrings to change the name and, after due consideration, became ‘The Exchange Church‘.
The pivotal point in all that we believe is the cross, Jesus’ death and his resurrection. Through this act of extreme loving kindness and generosity he affected a royal exchange. He took all our faults, flaws and failures and exchanged them for life to the full despite any challenge we might face.
Leon and Sonja invite you to Come join us and learn about the Exchange Church. We are a community of friends who want to change by experiencing God and through that be encouraged and empowered to do good.
He came to Nazareth where he grew up. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written, God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, “This is God’s year to act!” To care for the needs of all who mourn, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory. He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down.
Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then he started in, “You’ve just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place.” This is the Exchange Jesus talks so beautifully about us becoming those strong oak trees that have been given complete freedom When you think of soil you think of dark rich moist fertile ground. The agricultural metaphor is a description of community and family. Soil as the community, roots are the anchors of truth that determine our ethos, values and vision. Branches then, are outworking.