Summerstrand Community Church

Being Discipled…
Inspiring Disciples

Summerstrand Community Church began as a children’s Sunday School in a garage in Tiran Road in 1976. As it grew and parents wanted to enjoy fellowship, the church bought the land in Erasmus Drive in 1980. Today the Church serves families and individuals from all walks of life as we gather to celebrate and grow in Him.

Pastor Mark & Mercia Upman have been serving since 2000. Both are bi-vocational. Mark runs a construction team, while Mercia is principal of the church’s Little Eagles Play- & Pre-School. They have three adult children — two daughters Lynette and Simone, and a son Jean.

pastor with students
Pastor Mark welcomes students Ruth, Vee, Luu and Mash from nearby Nelson Mandela University

We aim to help each and every person to live a self-governed life while fulfilling their God-given destiny within a community of believers.

Pastor Mark Upman

Living Fully in Christ

A fellowship of believers growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and discipling others especially through outreach ministries.

Fellowship Groups

Weekly groups of men, women, students, and various combined groups, meet for Bible Study, prayer and fellowship.

Little Eagles Play & Pre-School

Loving Christian curriculum for children from birth to Gr R on Mon-Fri with aftercare and holiday care.

Primary School Aftercare

Summerwood Primary learners enjoy homework and entertainment in a friendly environment, and are safely driven to and from sporting activities.


Faith Promise Offering (FPO)

We support many Kingdom ventures and non-profit organisations through our FPO giving.

Leaders Of Vision (LOV)

LOV is an exciting new ministry led by Pastor Mark to coach young leaders to be change makers for love and peace on earth.

LOV Fundraising and the books at are fundraising arms of LOV. Click here to begin your healing journey with God’s food.

Mark & Mercia Upman
Mark and Mercia Upman, pastor and principal