Grant Baston: Pastor - E-mail:
Having completed a psychology degree after his schooling, Grant worked in the field of Human Resources for 10 years before going to Bible College. On completion of his theological studies he pastored a Baptist Church for 12 years before accepting the call to pastor Valley Church. Grant is married to Megan and they have two sons, Jonathan and Gareth. Grant has a MTh degree from Pretoria University. He is passionate about people and seeing God transforming their lives.
Les McCall: Associate Pastor - E-mail:
Les McCall joined Valley Church when she moved to Cape Town from Johannesburg in 1992. Having previously been involved in children’s ministry, Les received a calling to work with the under-privileged whilst furthering her part-time studies at the Kalk Bay Bible Institute. Les began working with the community of Imizamo Yethu in 1995, managing the Iziko Lobomi Centre, which she did for six years. She was then asked to join the staff of Valley Church as Associate Pastor and, in the same year, was elected Chairperson of the Hout Bay Christian Community Association. Les has worked in mercy ministries for many years and has three grown-up children and two grandchildren, whom she openly admits to doting upon.
Mel Bischoff: Associate Pastor - E-mail:
God has led Mel along interesting paths involving swimming pools, ink cartridges and clothing design but her heart has always been for ministering to God’s people. She has been in ministry since 1991. Her ministry began when she joined an outreach team, then became a youth pastor in Umtata and has since ministered in churches in Johannesburg, Walvis Bay and Pretoria. Mel moved to Cape Town at the end of 2004 and has been involved with Valley Church, Hout Bay since 2007. Her passions are Jesus, young people, her charismatic nephews and drinking tea.
Terri Jackson: Ministry Assistant - E-mail:
Terri completed her honours degree in Social Work at UCT in 2008. She then felt God calling her to ministry and completed her diploma in Theology at the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa in 2012. Terri has been attending and serving at Valley Church since 2004 and enjoys running half marathons, drinking tea and seeing rainbows.
Marcelle Byrnes: Church Administrator - E-mail:
Marcelle has been at Valley Church since 1989 and has worn many hats during that time including Sunday Club teacher, Kids for Christ and Survivors’ leader, Café Together manager and finally church administrator. (According to Marcelle her next hat will be her crown in heaven). “Working at Valley church feels like working for family,” she says. She is married to Chris and has two daughters, Michaela and Callen, and a son-in-law.Her love for people means that an exchange student or two has been welcomed into her home on many an occasion. Marcelles’ favourite verse is “the joy of the Lord is my strength” and she is passionate about her Lord and Saviour.
Phone: (021) 790 3749
Address: First floor above Checkers Supermarket, Melkhout Crescent.