In 1972, God began a work that He would bless and use to touch the lives of many people. Jason and Marlene van den Heuvel moved to the Brackenhurst area and began a Sunday School and Bible study in their home at 21 Chrissie Street.
The work soon developed into a home church and services were first held in their living room and later in the double garage. It was at this time that the first pastor, Jack Moorman was called. Jack was an American missionary to South Africa.
In 1976 a piece of land on the corner of Hennie Alberts Street and Roy Campbell Street was purchased from the Baptist Union of South Africa for the purpose of building a church. Work on the church building commenced soon after the purchase and the building was dedicated and the church constituted in 1978.
In 1988 Jack Moorman was called to the UK and the church called John Grant to the pastorate. John had been a deacon in the church for some years and was also the architect and building supervisor of the church building.
In 1993 John Grant resigned and the church called Doug Van Meter, an American missionary to be the pastor-teacher. The Lord led Doug, after two years’ ministry at the church, to immigrate to South Africa, thus dropping his American financial support, as BBC assumed full financial responsibility.
In 1995 Gary van den Heuvel, the son of Jason van den Heuvel, returned from Bible college in the USA and was called to the church as a second pastor. Gary served on the pastoral staff until 2008.
In 2001, Francois Koch was appointed as an elder of the church. Francois would later be sent by the church as a missionary, before being called to pastor the Swakopmund Baptist Church in Namibia, where he still serves today.
In 2003, one of the graduates of the church’s Shepherd’s School (name withheld) was appointed and sent as a missionary to Asia. In 2004, another graduate (name withheld) was added to the eldership, where he served until joining the first graduate as a missionary. The second graduate’s missionary ministry ended in 2012, when he was called back to South Africa. In early 2016, a third Shepherd’s School graduate was appointed as a missionary and sent to join the first graduate in his place of ministry.
In 2003, Jason van den Heuvel was appointed as a non-vocational elder of the church, a position he fulfilled until June 2007, when work and family concerns led him to retire as an elder.
In January 2006, Christo Beetge, who had been pastoring at Springs Baptist Church for the past ten years, moved to Alberton and joined the pastoral team. In March 2013, Christo was asked to consider serving as the pastor-teacher of George Baptist Church in the Western Cape. Christo moved to George in November 2014.
In 2007, the elders began an elder internship, in which men in the church, who felt called to pastoral ministry, could be trained. Mark MacKaiser and Neil Cable, both longstanding members of the church, were the first interns. Mark was appointed an elder in February 2009. Zander Viljoen, Barry Jamie and Varughese George were added as interns. In October 2010, Neil and Barry were both appointed as elders. Zander and Varughese were appointed as elders in August 2012. Stuart Chase, another long-standing member of the church, was appointed an elder in April 2016.
The church currently has six elders—Doug Van Meter, Mark MacKaiser, Neil Cable, Zander Viljoen, Varughese George and Stuart Chase.