Pete Portal lives in Manenberg, Cape Town. He is part of leading Tree of Life, a church in Manenberg dedicated to serving the community by living out Jesus’ love through family. He is also part of the National team for 24-7 Prayer South Africa, and spends much of his time growing relationships and networks across racial and socio-econonic divides.
Pete and his wife Sarah live with young men coming out of gangsterism and drug addictionand, along with a team of friends, disciple and re-parent these young men into faith, freedom and wholeness. Pete spends most of his time trying to work out how to balance intensity with rest, combine compassion with fun, and bring big picture vision back to embodied kindness. Pete enjoys carpentry and he plays football, with increasing slowness, for FC Manenberg.