Joel & Ruty James

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Joel James

Joel & Ruty James

Pretoria, South Africa

Joel is a 1994 graduate of The Master's Seminary, and he and Ruty were sent out by Grace Church to South Africa in 1995. They minister at Grace Fellowship Church in Pretoria—Joel in preaching and leadership training, and Ruty in the discipling of women. For more information about Grace Fellowship Church, you can visit their website at


  • To establish Grace Fellowship as a model to plant other churches in South Africa.
  • To start a training program to prepare men for pastoral ministry.

Current Ministry:

  • As the pastor of Grace Fellowship, Joel preaches, trains the leadership, teaches biblical counseling, and leads a Bible study.
  • Outside of the home, Ruty has a flourishing ministry discipling and teaching the ladies of the church.

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Pretoria, South Africa