About Us

our story

A Story of Change

We point people to Jesus and inspire them to grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference.

“And now I entrust you to God and the Word of His grace – His message that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those He has set apart for Himself."

Acts 20:32 (NIV)

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what we believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as fully inspired of God, and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin, which is death physically and spiritually; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issued (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.

With regard to sexual behaviour, we believe in heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman within the confines of lawful matrimony. Adherence to this stated principle of sexual behaviour is an inherent requirement of membership of CHRISTIAN FAMILY CHURCH.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit; and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of the Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Pastor, and Evangelist.

With regard to submission to authority, we believe in the principle of being in authority because you are under authority. As such, it is understood that Christian Family Church membership shall be subject to submission to authority in matters pertaining to church governance, doctrine and personal behaviour.

We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.

We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local church on earth should take its character from this concept of the Church spiritual and therefore that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of church membership.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances: Baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper, to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian Faith, that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection, and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes.

We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old and New Testaments, and is an integral part of the Gospel.

We believe that the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.

We believe in obeying the statement made by Jesus found in Matthew 28, verses 19-20, which is “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

The fellowship is open to any further truth which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.

Our team

Founding Pastor

Dr. La’Salette Duarte

Senior Pastor

Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations. Revelation 22:1‭-‬2 NLT

our leadership

Jesus in the Centre

Dr. La’Salette Duarte and her husband Hermanio dedicated their lives to the Lord in 1993.  Right away Dr. La’Salette and Hermanio Duarte began a cell group in their house which gave birth to Christian Family Church Eswatini. Dr. La’Salette was later ordained as the Senior Pastor of Christian Family Church in Tambankulu Eswatini in 1998. Her husband Hermanio Duarte went home to be with Lord in 2007.

By the grace of God, with the help of the mother church and acts of generosity, Dr. La’Salette now oversees the main church and two other branches in Mayenjane and Njojane.  

Christian Family Church Eswatini plays a vital role in enriching the lives of people in the surrounding communities such as; Section 19, Khomba-so, Macethuka, Mgidza, Mayenjane, Maphiveni, Lomahasha Timbutini, Macambeni and Njojane at Hlane area. Christian Family Church also set up a range of community projects such as Care Centers which feed several children daily, providing pre-school education and clean water. 

Land was also given in Section 19 for the old age home which is currently under construction as well as in Mayenjane on which the first Children’s home was built which now takes care of 7 children.

Dr. La’Salette is also the overseer of CFCI Bible College Tambankulu Eswatini which has now given birth to 2 other satellite campuses one in Manzini and the other in Mbabane all to the glory of God.

Dr. La’Salette Duarte

Our team

Leadership Team

Ps. Bongie Dlamini gave her life to the Lord in 1991 and became a member of Christian family Church in 1995. She then came into fulltime ministry in 1998. She completed her Gold Laureate in 2018. She is one of the lead pastors at Christian Family Church Tabankulu, Eswatini and Dean of CFCI Bible College alongside Dr. La’Salette.

Pastor Bongie Dlamini

Ps. Paul Shongwe gave his life to the Lord in 1998 and became a member of Christian family Church in that very same year. He completed 2nd year Bible College in 2010. He was appointed to oversee Christian Family Church Mayenjane in February 2010.


Pastor Paul Shongwe

Ps. Angie Mabizela gave her life to the Lord in the beginning of 1998 and became a member of Christian family Church in that very same year. She completed 3rd year Bible College in 2015. She was appointed to oversee Christian Family Church Mayenjane in February 2010.

Pastor Angie Mabizela

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