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Bishop Edwin Mgcineni Ngubane was consecrated as a Gauteng Area Bishop in REACH-SA in 2010. His ministry amongst the ministers and ministry workers in that Province has been well-received, and has born much fruit over the past 4 years.

After suffering a number of strokes the Lord saw fit to call Edwin home on Sunday 29th June, 2014 at 21:00

His Memorial Service was held at Christ Church, Midrand on Saturday 5th July 2014. The church was packed with family and friends and REACH-SA ministry colleagues.

The service was led by Rev Don Kirkwood, the Rector of St Paul’s Church Pretoria. Edwin was ordained while working at Christ Church Pretoria under Don’s Rectorship. Don has continued to be a good friend to Edwin and Genevieve over the years.

Eulogies were given by Rev Njabulo Mazibuko and Rev Bryan Haigh, his REACH-SA colleagues and friends, Rev Siegfried Ngubane, the SA SIM Director and family member, Rev Nat Schluter, the Principal of JBC (Johannesburg Bible College) and good friend of Edwin and Genevieve and Bishop Martin Morrison, who together with Bishop Edwin is a REACH-SA Gauteng Area Bishop. Rev Andries Tsehle, lecturer at JBC spoke on behalf of the congregation and Church Council of Christ Church Hillbrow, where Bishop Edwin was currently ministering. Without exception, each of these folk made mention of Edwin’s sense of humour, his zeal in serving the Lord and His people, and his fierce loyalty and commitment to REACH-SA, the denomination which he loved to be part of.

Bishop Desmond Inglesby, the Presiding Bishop of REACH-SA, preached from 2 Cor 5:1-10 “What happens when a believer dies” (Dismantling his tent; covering his nakedness; coming of age; and arriving home).

Bishop Edwin died at 41 years of age, and he left his wife, Genevieve and their 2 young children, Stephanie (age 7) and Langa (age 5). Genevieve has been a great support and encouragement to Edwin in his ministry, especially in his role as Area Bishop, even though it took him away from home for periods of time. His death is a great loss to his family and friends, and to our REACH-SA denomination.