Our Story

How it all started...

With hearts hungry for God, Stephen and Bronwyn Rothquel planted a new church, City Hill Westville, with the first service held at Westville's Blue Heights Centre in January 2011.  At the same time Hendan and Jenny Wienand planted Route 5 at Westville Boys High School.  With a common passion for the Westville community and a burning desire to reach more people, the hearts of both churches began to knit together with chords of unity and vision. One City, a merge of Route 5 and City Hill Westville became a reality in July 2014 and God has been adding to our numbers steadily ever since.  One City is a church with a heart for providing a community home that is healthy, vibrant, committed to friendships and bonded with one vision and one belief.

Expanding the vision...

Deeply part of our DNA is this idea of multiplication. We have had the privilege of being part of 4 Church plants in the last 6 years. We believe in planting Churches!!! 
“Our church is part of the Advance Movement of churches, a partnership that plants and strengthens churches. The Advance Global Team is led by PJ Smyth, pastor of Monument Church in the USA.”

Where we are headed...

Our passion is to continue to be a base Church with a heart and passion to strengthen and plant Churches. We fully understand that the legitimacy of this will be measured by how well we locally help people find and follow Jesus.

Specifically though we have a desire to plant churches in areas where it would seem people are not going. In the greater Kwa-Zulu Natal region there are communities that are in desperate need for Gospel Centred Churches. Our dream is to continue to plant One City Congregations as well as autonomous local Churches.