senior pastors

Pastors André and Wilma Olivier

Since 1992, André and Wilma Olivier have been the senior pastors of Rivers. They have grown the church from just 70 people into a church of thousands and are responsible for the vision, values and culture of the multi-campus church. They are passionately committed to building all their congregations into churches of blessing and significance. 

With over three decades of pastoral and leadership experience, André’s ministry is positively focussed, motivational and challenging. He is a certified life coach, and the author of several inspiring books and is frequently invited to speak internationally. André also has a unique and dynamic television programme called Life By Design, which is broadcast in a multitude of countries across Africa and Europe. His practical teaching provides simple keys for living an extraordinary life, finding a way to win and becoming a person of excellence. He shares on topics relevant to our nation and to people of all races, ages, genders and walks of life. André has a passion to add value to others out of the experience of his own journey. His personal mission statement is to preach and teach to inspire faith and breakthrough.

Wilma has a specific passion to build into women’s lives. She heads up a successful women’s ministry called Sisters, and hosts the annual Sisters of Africa Women’s Conference through which she aims to mentor, motivate and mobilise women to be all they can be for the cause of Christ. She is also the author of 3 books; Small Beginnings, Life as a Chocolate Cake and Keep Hope Alive.

André and Wilma have been married for over 45 years and have three children and four grandchildren.

Latest Resources from our senior pastors

Pain is inevitable Misery is optional by ps andré

Live the life you love, love the life you live. This book has valuable and helpful tools to empower you to live with faith and optimism with a realistic perspective on life. It’s time to make the most of your days! As you read these spiritual truths, your life will take on a new tone and you will be able to enjoy life a lot more – no matter what you are facing or how intense your pain is. Although pain is inevitable in life, deciding to be miserable is optional.

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keep hope alive by ps wilma

Keeping hope alive is vital for our daily lives. If we give up hope, it will leave us in a place of depression and despair. The bible teaches that hope is a choice we make and this booklet will encourage from the Word of God to do that. Life in God is about another chance, another day and another opportunity that will come our way. God’s mercies are new every morning and His faithfulness is great. Our hope is in God who can turn situations around. He has proven to do that on countless occasions in many lives.

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life by design

with Ps André Olivier

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