Pentecostal Miracle Mission is a Church based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
The Church is led by Pastor Balan Padayachee.
Pastor Balan Padayachee was born on 1 December 1956 in Pietermaritzburg,South Africa. He comes from a staunch Hindu family. At the age of 18 he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, who had healed him from rheumatism, as his Saviour, Pastor Balan then met and married Morga on 25 February 1978. The marriage produced three boys, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jude. Pastor Balan decided to leave his job of over ten years on 30 June 1984 to accept the call of God upon his life. This was not an easy decision with two small children and a wife who was a stay at home mum.
The church was small and there was no regular income but God was faithful from day one in meeting every need. Today Pastor Balan can humbly say that his reaching a milestone of 31 years of full time ministry in 2015, has been through the grace of God alone.
From left to right (Jeremiah, Jude, Morga, Pastor Balan, Josiah)
God – We believe in one GOD eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, who are co-equal, co-existent and co-eternal and in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ his virgin birth, sinless life and his divine miracles. We believe in his atoning death for all mankind – his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of God the Father and his coming again in the clouds of glory for all true believers saved by his grace.
The Bible – We believe that the Bible is the only divinely inspired scriptures and the only infallible and authoritative word of God. (2 Peter 1:20-21).
Salvation is only obtained through faith in the atoning death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The believing sinner is forgiven, justified and sanctified through repentance by the precious blood of Christ and the Spirit of the living God, commonly known as the New Birth. (Acts 4:12 / Romans 10:9-13)
Water Baptism by full immersion in obedience to the bible is an outward sign of an inward change. (Matthew 28:19)
Spirit Baptism we believe is a gift to all believers empowering them to become witnesses. (Acts 2:4)
Eternal Life We believe in life after death, Heaven is the home of all true believers. (John 14:1).
Eternal Death is the judgement of God that awaits the wicked and God- rejecters. (Revelation 20:10-15).
Gifts of the Holy Spirit – We believe that all manifestation and leadership gifts are for today and are given for exhortation, edification and comfort of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the work of the ministry.