Tyrell is a pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Johannesburg North, South Africa. He also lectures apologetics and evangelism at the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa. The Lord graciously saved him at the age of seven and, after various trials and blessings, he began in 2004 to work as a youth pastor.
At the end of 2007, he was called as a student pastor to Constantia Park Baptist Church, where he worked with a wonderful eldership under Pastor Martin Holdt. At the end of 2008 he was called as an associate pastor at the same church and continued to serve there. In the beginning of 2011, the Lord laid it on his heart, along with a friend, to plant a church in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Thus began services at Heritage Baptist Church on 2 January 2011.
He has an Honours degree from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa, and has done course work for a Master’s in Nouthetic (Biblical) Counselling. He has a passion for apologetic and polemical issues. His personal confession of faith is mostly in keeping with the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. In 2014, he began work on a Masters in Systematic Theology.
He longs to see the gospel permeate South Africa and is convinced of its power to change lives and bring real hope. It indeed is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16).
He lives with his beautiful wife Ainsley and two children. Together, they strive to see the gospel make progress in South Africa.