In early 1968 born-again Christians started gathering together in homes in Piet Retief. The Charismatic movement affected this group, opening the way for a free move of the Holy Spirit amongst those who attended. Land that housed an old barn was purchased & converted into a church hall & the first pastoral couple were called to minister. Piet Retief Christian Church grew & the church building was extended to seat 250. After a church split in 1987, the numbers dwindled down to 70 people. In December 1988, the Lord brought Pastor Leonard & Dagmar to the church & within a year, God restored each member to the congregation. By 1991, the church building had become too small & the leadership began purchasing properties adjacent to the current building, allowing space for the new proposed building. In August 1997, the new church building was opened- a complete faith project & entirely debt-free! In 2002, the new building was extended & the seating capacity enlarged to 900. By the end of 2003, the church was able to purchase the last remaining property which now encompasses the entire block. Because of South Africa’s independence, many town names were being changed & so the name Piet Retief Christian Church had to also change. God was impressing the ministry of the Kingdom on our hearts & opened the doors for so many different ministry opportunities. And so, Wellspring Ministries began.