On Sunday 12 March 2017 in the Greenpoint Congregation, Bishop ES Bhana commissioned by the District Apostle JL Kriel, placed the Priest Shadrick Assegai into early retirement due to ill health and Deacon Jan Karel Erasmus (69 years) in a well-earned retirement.

Both ministers served for more than 52 years continuously in different ministries in the work of the Lord. The ministers and especially their wives  were thanked for the sacrifices made and were re-assured that the blessing of the Lord will be with them in the future.