Our History

Real Life Church was officially “born” in March 2008, although “conception” was long before then. The church is led by Stewart and Alison Steven. St2 is a Zimbabwean who grew up in South Africa and moved to the United Kingdom in 1995 to be part of starting a church in London.


He met Alison there (although they had lived in the same street in Durban) and they were married in 1997. Stewart was ordained into full time ministry in 2001 and has served on an eldership team, led apostolic teams both locally and internationally as well as having started churches in the United Kingdom and South Africa.


They returned to South Africa in 2004 with their 3 children HannaH (19 yrs), Alex (18 yrs) & Paige (16 yrs). In 2007 God started stirring a new church plant in Stew’s heart. Stew and Ali are passionate about being a “real” church that is relevant to all ages, life stages, cultures and life experiences.


Jesus spent much of his time with the sick, the hurting, the young and the old and we think we should do the same! But, we also think church should be really fun because the joy of the Lord is our strength.


We have a passion for Jesus and want to spend time in His presence. We are not “seeker-sensitive”, but Spirit lead. We are a church of people who believe that we should be invading earth with the victory and authority of heaven.


We like to think that we offer a unique flavour to church – like a percolated mocha coffee (great, new and fresh)!


We hope you’ll share a cup with us!