South African Branch of Shincheonji, Church of Jesus,

Temple of the Tabernacle of Testimony


Hope Church-ZA is the South African branch of Shincheonji, Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. While the international organisation was established in 1984 in Seoul, South Korea, the South African branch was established in 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. The international church has branches in more than 100 countries around the world. In Southern Africa, there are branches in 5 provinces of South Africa as well as in Zimbabwe and Namibia.

What does the name Shincheonji, Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony mean?

Shincheonji (SCJ)
SCJ stands for the Chinese characters of new heaven and new earth and represent the new tabernacle and new people (2 Pt 3:13, Mt 13:31-32, Rev 14:1-5, Rev 15:2-4. Just as Moses built the tabernacle on earth exactly like the image of God showed him of heaven, the New Heaven and New Earth (NHNE) of today has been built on earth, exactly like the spiritual realm of heaven that the Promised Pastor saw. This is the kingdom of God that has been fulfilled on earth, as it is in heaven.

The Church of Jesus
It is the Church of Jesus because like the name states, the head of the temple of NHNE is Jesus Christ.

The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony
The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony represents the tabernacle that testifies about the physical fulfilment of Revelation that has occurred. Temple represents the holy house where we offer worship to God. The temple of the Tabernacle of the testimony is the promised temple where all nations will come to be healed and worship the Lord(Rv15:5)


Chairman Man Hee Lee is the founder and Chairman of Shincheonji. He is called the Chairman because he is the head of the governing body of Shincheonji.


Those who study the word through the Zion Christian Mission Centres are able to graduate from the theology school after studying for a period of 6-9 months.


This light started in South Korea, but has spread to over 100 branch countries around the world, and also has reached the continent of Africa.