Our history started in the early 1960’s. Reverend Jimmy Eagle was inducted as the first minister of what was then The Pinetown Westville Presbyterian Church. Funds were raised and the land at 49 Maurice Nichols Road was purchased. Justin Peckham, was the architect commissioned to design the building.
On the 21st November 1965 the foundation stone was dedicated by the moderator of the Presbytery, Reverend Patrick Montgomery. The buildings were completed in 1966 and the Church and Hall were officially dedicated at a service on 19th June 1966. Jimmy Eagle remained the minister until 1968, then Roy Matches, who was the Session Clerk at the time, took over the leadership of the congregation until Doug Muller was called and inducted in December 1972. In the next few years, our elders created congregations in Hillcrest and Westville.
In 1979 we were blessed when Kingsley Dale were called to Pinetown. In 1984 Kingsley moved to the Westville congregation and we then became the Pinetown Presbyterian Church. Ian Thompson was then called to Pinetown and was our minister until his retirement in 2001. Our Mission Statement “Being Loved to Love” was adopted under his leadership.
Warwick Smart was called to Pinetown, but unfortunately just for a short stay. When Warwick was called to Tshwane in 2001, Jeremy Smith was appointed Stated Supply and finally in January 2006 Jeremy was ordained and inducted as minister, and remains as our minister today.