Jack and Annalee Carstens were both born in Cape Town. They have been married for over 45 years and have two sons and three grandchildren. They are passionate about shareing the Good News of the Bible and extending the Kingdom of Christ. Annalee is an accomplished pianist and is always ready to be involved in worship. Jack is a former diplomat, businessman and founder of two organizations involved in Ministry and Evangelism. The organizations are the David and Jonathan Foundation, which is over 25 years old, and the Salem Bible Garden, which was founded in 2011. Annalee has a licentiate in piano from the Royal Schools of Music and Jack holds a B.Bus.Sc and Master’s degree in Jewish Studies from UCT.
THE VISION AT SALEM
Salem Biblical Garden was established in 2011 on a farm on the slopes of the Paarl Mountain in the Windmeul valley, Agter Paarl. The natural fynbos, 100 hundred year old wild olive trees and granite rocks, closely resemble parts of Israel. A path meanders through the natural vegetation where visitors can book a guided tour to see a number of artworks, sculptures, exhibits an mosaics that depict the major themes of the Bible. Visitors are invited to “Journey through the Bible”, starting with depictions from the book of Genesis and ends with the expected return of Messiah at the end of the Age. It is hoped that many people will visit the Garden and be inspired by the Word of God, enriching and building their faith in the Triune God of the Bible.