Our Situation: The Ottery Baptist Church is situated at 91 Plantation Road, Ottery, Cape Town, South Africa and is less than 20km from Cape Town city centre. The church is easy to find and can be seen just off Ottery Road.
Our Motto: Here in this branch of the body of Christ we strive to practice the Lord’s instructions according to His Holy Word in the Bible and our motto is taken from Micah 6v8: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”.
Our Purpose: Actively sharing God’s love with all. We are; “The Family That Cares”.
Our Vision: As a Baptist Church and member of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa, our vision is to strive to be aligned with the union in making our main focus the “Local Church Alive”. Alive in the way we reach our immediate community as well as stretching out our arms to the ends of the earth. Acts 1v8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”.
Our Mission: Is to equip the saints for ministry – turning our focus from ourselves to becoming missional individuals and a missional church. We realize that God requires our ALL – therefore we commit to serve Him in excellence.
Our History: Our church began to take root in Ottery in the 1970’s when a Sunday school teacher from Wynberg Baptist Church, Mr Manny Viveros, came looking for a truant child one Sunday morning and ‘was struck by the large number of children playing around in Ottery’. This is an excerpt taken from notes on the history on the Ottery Baptist Fellowship as it was called before becoming a properly constituted church in 1981. Back in 1977 the fellowship was run in the outbuildings on the corner of Ottery & Plantation roads which was owned by a Mrs Dau. This is the same property which was later purchased by the church and where we still worship today. Through many ups & downs and only by the Lord’s grace and favor, the current building was erected and opened on 30 October 1994.