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Meet our Deacons


Gary Jenkinson, Deacon of Sound

Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 4.27.22 PMMy name is Gary Jenkinson. I'm from the UK and have been living here in the UAE for over 20 years. I'm married to Tania, a beautiful lady from South Africa. Although I'm a graphic and web designer, I've spent nearly all of my working life as a professional musician.

I began reading the Bible around four years ago and after maybe a year, I found myself believing all that the Bible was saying and one particular night, I sat in a room at around three in the morning with tears in my eyes and the certain knowledge that God was clearly telling me something. So, that night, I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Saviour.

I've been attending the RAK Evangelical Church since the very beginning and I'm so grateful to God for the opportunity to serve Him in any way I can using any humble talents or abilities that He has blessed me with. I pray that the Lord will continue to guide me faithfully in my role as a deacon.


 Jacey Groenewald, Deacon of Bookstall

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 I am Jacey Groenewald and I grew up in a church going family in a small town in South Africa. I went to church because that's what was expected, but it wasn't until I was a young adult and joined an Evangelical Church that I received sound gospel-centered teaching for the first time. It was only then that I truly became a believer and asked Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Saviour. After much prayer, reading the bible and time spent being discipled by God fearing men, the Holy Spirit prompted me to have a believers baptism and I was baptised in the Mooi River. Mooi means beautiful in my mother tongue Afrikaans.

I have lived in the UAE for 12 years and am married to Monique and we live here in RAK with our three little girls. We have been attending the RAK Evangelical Church from the very beginning.

I am the deacon of the book table and am thankful that I get to serve God and the body of Christ in any way that is needed. I, myself, am an avid reader and love that I get to serve fellow believers by keeping our book table stocked with Christ exulting books and study materials.