At the entrance to our church building are two marble stones. These stones give clues about the establishment of this congregation but reveal little of the story and the people that ministered to extend the Kingdom of God on the upper South Coast and in particular among the employees of the AECI/Kynogh factory and the early settlers of Amanzimtoti and Kingsburgh.
22 June 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of this congregation that started out with the name Umbogintwini Presbyterian Church. We give thanks and glory to God for this work which is, as all church history, a continuation of the story that started with the Acts of the Apostles. Like the apostle Luke, we too can say that “it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for the sometime past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught” (Luke 1:3-4)
This history is not intended to be comprehensive but rather to highlight the origins of the congregation and point out some highlights leading to the present time.