Pastor Andries Erasmus, know by all as André, is the Lead pastor of CrossPoint Church. Wirh his wifw, Pastor Wilna, they Founded the church with 12 people in 2010, They have been in the US for 22 years, serving as pastors and counselors in different ministries. Pastor André has a deep love for the Lord and loves people. He has a passion for sharing the Good News of the Word with others. He stands by the truths and depths of God’s Word, and share it in a practical way with others. His joy, sense of humor and accessibility attracts people of all ages. He is a true pastor, teacher and leader, driven by a compassion and desire to reach people for the Lord. By building relationships with others, he sets a great example of the Christian Life to others. One of his main goals is to lead by example, so that people can continue to grow in their relationship with God and others. His love for the Lord and his family sets a great example for others.
As a life-long learner, André started with an undergraduate degree in Pharmacology. However, after two years he switched to a BA degree in Social Studies at the University of Pretoria, South Africa where he graduated. He then pursued a Higher Diploma in Ministry at Rhema Bible College, South Africa. During this time he received the calling from the Lord to serve the people in the USA.
In 2001, shortly before the 9-11 event, he immigrated to the USA with his wife Wilna, their daughters Carina and Jacollene, and their son Lohan. He held on to God’s promise that He would use him and Wilna to minister to the people in the USA during a much needed time: a time when the Lord will re-visit His people with a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
He completed a Masters Degree in Theology from Spectrum School of Ministry, Tampa, USA and served as an associate pastor at a local church from 2002 till 2010. During this time he was the Director of the Counseling Center and ministered in many different areas of the local church. He also served as a Supreme Court Mediator for several years. Throughout this time he served, learned and continued to wait on the Lord to fulfill the Prophetic Word that was spoken over them in 1997.
He held on to the vision of a Revival and new outpouring of the Holy Spirit for the USA. With the vision to plant a church during a much needed time of restoration, he served faithfully in a local ministry, till the time the Lord called Him to pioneer Trinity CrossPoint Church, o the 4th of July 2010.
Pastor André desires a pure heart before the Lord, and it reflects in his life, not just as a pastor but as a husband, dad and grandfather. He teaches the basic truths of God’s Word in an authentic and simple way. He continues to encourage every believer at CrossPoint Church to build a strong and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. As a pastor, he serves humbly and loves deeply. He inspires his congregation to get involved in local, national and international ministries. Pastor André is actively setting an example by participating in various outreaches, missions and ministry projects locally, nationally and internationally. He has a passion to tell people that Jesus is our only hope! He makes it know publicly that the Word is the Truth, and that people are lost without God.
Pastor André and his wife Wilna have been in ministry together for 40 years, respectively as teachers, youth leaders/pastors, worship leaders, counselors and co-pastors. They are looking forward to meet you at CrossPoint Church!
Assistant Pastor & Worship Director
Pastor Wilna is the co-founder and assistant pastor of CrossPoint Church, with a passion for Jesus and compassion for people. She is involved in many areas of the ministry alongside Pastor André. She considers their immigration to the USA as the biggest leap of faith in her life. In total obedience she held on to the Prophetic word that the Lord has called them as a couple to minister to the people in the USA. She believes that there will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on this Nation once again for those who desire more of God. Both pastor André and Wilna believe that the Lord still move through signs, wonders and miracles.
Pastor Wilna went back to school during the time that her children were still toddlers; she started with an undergraduate degree in Social Studies and completed a BA degree in Social Studies at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She pursued a graduate degree in Criminology, and completed a Master’s degree in Criminal Psychology. In 1997 she completed a Higher Certificate in Ministry and Christian Counseling simultaneously. She hold a high lever grade in Classical Music for Trinity College of Music, UK, bust also plays by ear. She is gifted to play different instruments. With her gentle spirit, love for the Lord and the working of the Holy Spirit she ushers the congregation into the presence of the Holy Spirit!
As a mother who raised her three children in a different culture, she deeply values the importance of close family ties. Regardless of distance she stayed connected to her family in Internationally. She loves her two sons-in-law. Jason and Ken, and daughter-in -love Alicia. She plays an important part in the lives of their 7 grandchildren, Layla, Lilliana, Allyah, Willa, Jemma, Jacob and Theo.
Pastor Wilna is a gifted teacher and leads the Women’s ministry at CrossPoint Church. As a talented and anointed musician, she directs the worship team at CrossPoint Church and understands the importance of leading people into the presence of God.
She is a great artist and loves to paint, mostly for her family.
CrossPoint Church has been blessed with many volunteer pastors, using their gifts to assist Pastors Andre & Wilna in the ministry.
Pastor Chris Marinec is serving as Operations & Maintenance Manager.