Mariana Crompton, visionary and founder

Married to the senior pastor of Word of Faith Christian Centre, Jimmy Crompton, Mariana has one son, Richard, who is her pride and joy. Richard is married to Heather, and they have three boys, who Mariana adores.

A brilliant hostess, Pastor Mariana also bakes the best carrot cake you’ll ever taste! Her passion is to better the lives of women, children and families in Port Elizabeth. This has led to the establishment of non-profit organisation, Project Hope, the celebrated Arise Women’s Conference and a flourising Kingdom Kids Children’s ministry.




Wyona N
orman, speaker

A sought-after preacher and conference speaker throughout the world, Rev Wyona Norman holds a Bachelor of Theology degree and has completed post-graduate training in psychology and counselling.

A leader who is passionate about equipping and enabling people to find and fulfil their God-given destiny, Wyona’s preaching is both dynamic and prophetic.

Many people have been set free, healed and transformed in her meetings, as God begins to deal with the core issues in their lives.

Many have testified to instant freedom from issues they have struggled with for years as Wyona ministers in words of knowledge.

When asked what motivates her, Wyona answered, “I love the Lord…I love His Church and I love His people!”  


Bianca Lee Norman, speaker

A passionate woman with a powerful testimony, Bianca Lee Norman is committed to seeing broken hearts restored and the love of our Father pierce the darkest places.

Her desire is to see young people fully encounter the love of God and the reality of having a real and relevant personal faith that will prepare them for life.

Bianca heads up a Schools Programme called Assembly Angels which reaches up to 15 000 children each school term. 




Abby Blignaut, speaker

Growing up, Abby Blignaut’s musical extended family inspired her love for singing. That was until she gave her life to Christ and her concept of music drastically changed. Now, her love for God, and what she experiences in her personal time spent with Him, is what drives her passion to see Him manifested in others.

Together with her husband, Pastor Fredrick Blignaut, Abby serves on the leadership of Word of Faith  Christian Centre and together, the couple have planted two churches in Port Elizabeth and another in her home town, Cape Town. A mother of two, wife, worship leader and pastor, Abby’s ministry has impacted countless marriages, women and families throughout South Africa.


Upcoming Events:

Women’s Turning Point Encounter Weekend
8-10 June 2018, 12 -13 October 2018

Arise Girlfriends Evening
26 June 2018

Arise Women's Conference
7- 9 September 2018

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