Reformation Bible Church

Reformation Bible Church is a church plant of Living Hope Church in Pretoria. The church is currently pastored by Newton Chilingulo, a native Malawian, who served for a time as an elder at Living Hope Church before returning to the land of his birth with a desire to plant a church there.

RBC was founded by Pastor Newton Chilingulo after inheriting the work from Pastor Frank Maxson. Then, the work was known as Reformation Fellowship. RBC owes a huge debt of gratitude for the foundation the Maxsons laid. Pastor Newton retained the name Reformation because it summaries the vision of what we would like to see as RBC and that is Biblical transformation.

We would like to see lives impacted and lives impacting others on a daily basis. Our model for ministry is our Master himself, Jesus Christ. He did not only instruct but lived out his life before his disciples.

Pastor Newton suggested to change the name of Reformation Fellowship to Reformation Bible Church. RBC is a church whose sole authority is the Bible. We strive to teach and live it out. That is why we have put the word “Bible” on our church’s name.

About the Chilingulos

Newton was born in Blantyre, Malawi, and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. After serving for a time on the eldership at Living Hope Church in Pretoria, Newton and his family returned to Malawi to plant a church in Lilongwe. Newton is married to Vanessa and they have one daughter, Chisomo.

There is much to be encouraged about at Reformation Bible Church. God is at work through the Chilingulos the church. The Word is being faithfully preached. Men and women are being discipled and are growing spiritually. Evangelism is taking place through multiple avenues, and God has used the ministry of this church to bring people to saving faith. The Lord has provided Reformation Bible Church with godly men to serve in leadership alongside Newton, as well as a core group of lay people who are serving faithfully in the church. There is much to praise God for!

Church Name: Reformation Bible Church
Country: Malawi
Region: Central Region
City: Lilongwe

Physical Address:
Area 25C
Next to Nazarene Theological College

Newton Chilingulo

Elder Candidates:
Emmanuel Mpeni
Kennedy Kachingwe

Administrative Staff
Administrator: Mercy Chikadza

Church Office Email:

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