Christ, as head of the church, has appointed two offices for the government of the local church:

  • • Elders, also called pastors, bishops or overseers (1 Tim 3:1-7)
  • • Deacons, also called servants (1 Tim 3:8-13)


Elders are responsible:

  • • To keep watch over the flock, as men who must give an account (Heb 13:17; Acts 20:28)
  • • To provide sound teaching for the edification and strengthening of the saints (Titus1:9)
  • • To equip God’s people for works of service (Eph 4:11-12)


Deacons are responsible:

  • • To attend to ministries of mercy and other practical service, in order to free the elders for prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:1-7; 1 Tim 3:8-13)


Chris Woolley

  • Vocational Elder (Pastor-Teacher)

    Chris has served the church as a vocational elder since 2005. He has an MDiv from “The Masters Seminary” in California, is married to Megan, and has 7 children.


Karl Buchan-Smith

  • Vocational Elder (Pastor-Teacher)

Karl has served the church as a vocational elder since 2012. He has a BTh from Christ Seminary in Polokwane, is married to Erika and has 2 daughters


Robin Woolley

  • Deacon (Children's Ministry)

Robin has served the church as a deacon since 2015. He works in the field of BEE, is married to Kim and has 3 children.










Jhan Luüs

  • Deacon (Youth Ministry)

Jhan has served the church as a deacon since 2016. He runs his own business, is married to Rachelle and has 5 children.











Pierre Mare

  • Deacon (Worship Ministry)

Pierre has been a member of Midrand Chapel since 2001. He's married to Lindy-Jean and has two sons Jannes & Samuel. Pierre has been a deacon since 2005. He works as a payroll implementations manager.