Yosanie Pakkari & Celvan Pakkari

Celvan Pakkari has been in ministry since 1990. After graduating from Bethesda Bible College he served as a Pastor within the denomination in Greytown, KwaZulu – Natal. In 1999 Celvan, upon hearing the message of this present Apostolic Season, felt the leading of the Lord to plant a household within the same community – Elijah Ministries. Celvan has been a spiritual son to Thamo and Mirolyn Naidoo since his introduction into ministry. Upon the relocation of Thamo and Mirolyn to Sandton in 2012, Celvan was placed as Senior Pastor of the River of Life Christian Ministries, a ministry planted by Thamo and Mirolyn Naidoo in 1994.

He gives oversight to various other pastors and church leaders and weekly facilitates a gathering of Pastors in Pietermaritzburg. Celvan is committed to seeing the body come to maturity and is passionate in his pursuit for kingdom purpose.

He has travelled regularly both locally and internationally. Some of the countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Kenya. USA, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, India Singapore, Malaysia). Constrained by his mandate, Celvan has a passion to reach the eastern world with the message of this present season. He travels regularly to India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka conducting leadership seminars and conferences.


Yosanie Pakkari has been in the full-time ministry since 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree, a Certificate in Labour Law from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Diploma in Human Resource Management and Training from Varsity College. 

Yosanie has spent many years in education and has earned invaluable teaching experience in several high schools throughout KwaZulu-Natal. She also completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of South Africa. 

Yosanie took on the position of chairperson of the Rivlife Board in 2013. Her leadership, experience and vision added value to the mission of the organisation and further promoted the holistic impact that the organisation has in the community.

Yosanie is married to Celvan and they have three children together.

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