Jonathan & Joanne were born in England & Zimbabwe respectively, but have spent most of their lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Having been reached with the gospel as children, they are passionate about reaching and discipiling the next generation. They believe that children and teenagers should be raised as an army of warriors who will advance the kingdom of God.
The Pardeys served as kids pastors at Every Nation Johannesburg for 15 years. During that time, they pioneered a kids ministry regional network, the Kids track of Every Nation Ministry school, and an inner city ministry called Transformation Vrededorp.
In 2020, they heeded the call to GO and set off on an adventure to serve Hope Valley Church in Denver for 6 months. They then planned to relocate to Tampa Florida and serve the kids ministry of Trinity New Life Church. While they worked remotely for a year, they never managed to get US visas.
In January 2022, God spoke to them about serving the church in Europe, particularly, in London to build a network of next-generation leaders across Europe. They will join Every Nation London, serving on the kids and youth ministry teams as well as creating an evangelism program to reach the surrounding community. Their kids ministry curriculum is used by various nations across the world.
Jonathan and Joanne have 5 children, a daughter in love, and 2 grandchildren. Their youngest, Gabi (15) will be traveling to London with them.