His People is an EVERY NATION Church in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

We are passionate about Him (Jesus) & People.

This statement captures the heart of His People. Jesus defined The Greatest Commandment as: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." [Mark 12:30] - passionate about HIM!
Jesus also gave us The Great Commission: "go and make disciples of all nations (peoples)" [Matt 28:20] - a passion to help people follow Jesus.

His People Church was started in Pietermaritzburg, in 2005, by Pastor Jacques and Jenny Oberholzer and a team of church planters, sent from His People Church in Cape Town.

They came with a vision to plant a strong local church, with one foot in the Community of Pietermaritzburg and one foot on the University Campus (UKZN). 

They started Sunday church services in Pastor Jacques and Jenny's home but soon were needing to find a bigger venue. In 2006 a door opened for them to move to Ridge J.P. School Hall, right next to the University Campus of UKZN.

The Lord spoke to them about their own church building and miraculously provided their building in 2017, at 154 Birkett Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg. God is faithful!

Ps Roger Pearce, who leads our EVERY NATION churches in SA, has shared 3 cultures that we are developing as follows:

We are delighted to build in this manner with other EVERY NATION CHURCHES, to Honour God.


Senior Pastors:

Jacques & Jenny Oberholzer

Core Leadership Team:

Jacques Oberholzer, Jenny Oberholzer, Awonke Mbangi & Ntokozo Madlala.

We are part of EVERY NATION - a worldwide family of Churches & Ministries. 


EVERY NATION exists to honor God by establishing 
Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible, 
churches and campus ministries in every nation.
  • Christ-Centered: We remain focused on Christ—above vision, man, doctrine, or experience. We put all our energy into pointing people to nothing and no one else but Christ. [Colossians 1:17-18]
  • Spirit Empowered: We welcome and celebrate the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, who enables us to honour God and become effective witnesses of the gospel. [Acts 1:8]
  • Socially Responsible: We demonstrate the compassion and character of Christ to the community and culture that we are in. [Prov 14:31]

About Ps Jacques and Jenny

They both got involved with His People ministry shortly after it started in 1988, when they were still students at the University of Cape Town. Raised up as leaders in the church, they both felt a strong call of God into full time ministry.

Ps Jacques & Jenny
Soon after graduating from University they got married and moved to Port Elizabeth, where they helped to start His People Church. They launched and ran the Bible School, while both working full time in their vocations, Jacques as an Engineer and Jenny as a High School Science & Biology teacher.

In 2001 they moved back to Cape Town for a season of further ministry training with His People CT before being ordained as pastors, joining the full-time pastoral team. The Lord answered their cry of "Where on earth do you want us, for Heaven's sake?", and called them to plant His People Church in Pietermaritzburg in 2005. 

They have 3 daughters, a son and son-in-grace, and are constantly grateful that the Lord has called them to such a beautiful city as Pietermaritzburg.