What we Believe

Located in Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, we are a Bible-focused Baptist church that loves Jesus and the world He came to redeem. Because we’ve been transformed by the work of the Holy Spirit, we exist to glorify God by developing mature followers of Jesus Christ through the power of His Word.

We accept, as the fullest and most cohesive expression of our faith, the historic 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. However, in so doing, we affirm that the ultimate authority in all matters of faith, order, and morals is, and must ever be the Bible alone, as articulated in the opening article of this Confession itself. This historic document is, however, an excellent summary of “the things most surely believed among us.” We accept it not as an infallible rule or code of faith for us, but rather as an assistance to us in doctrinal definition, a confirmation in the things of the faith, and a means of edification in righteousness. Here, the members of our church will have a body of theology in compact form and, by means of Scriptural proofs, will be readily able to give a reason for the hope that is within them (I Pet. 3:15).

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Church Leadership

Dr Sybrand de Swardt


Dr Sybrand de Swardt has been the pastor of Lynnwood Baptist Church since 2009. He preaches expositionally and does extensive counselling and teaching on counselling related issues. Dr de Swardt has received a Master of Arts in Biblical Counselling from The Master’s University and a Doctorate of Educational Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. For his doctoral project, he developed a thirty-hour contextualised biblical counselling course which is now offered yearly.

Henrico Van Niekerk

Elder – Evangelism

Matimu Khosa

Deacon / Treasurer

Mike Valentine

Deacon / Administration