Born in 1976, Johan Pretorius grew up in Durban. Johan was elected as head boy in both Primary and High Schools and represented KwaZulu-Natal in Rugby and Athletics at school level.
In 1996 he pursued a professional rugby career in Neath, Wales. It was during his stay in Wales when he got saved and became aware of the call of God for full-time ministry. In 1999 he was contracted to play rugby for Griquas in Kimberley, Northern Cape. In 2000 he entered the full time ministry at CRC Kimberley, under the leadership of Pastors Hennie & Susan van der Merwe. After serving faithfully in Kimberley for 6 years, Johan planted CRC Tampa Bay in Florida, USA in 2004.
Under the guidance of Pastor Glenn Schroder of CRC Durban, the Pretorius Family returned to South Africa towards the end of 2010 to the beautiful city of Pietermaritzburg, the “city of choice”, in KwaZulu-Natal. The Word of the Lord came to Johan saying, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
Pastor Johan is committed to building the vision and values of CRC in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands under the visionary leadership of Ps At Boshoff.
Sandra Pretorius was saved in Durban at a young age of 13 years old. She heads up the Kids Church and plays a vital supportive roll to her husband. Together, Pastors Johan & Sandra pastor CRC Pietermaritzburg & Wartburg.
They have three beautiful children: Xander, Madison and Calvin.