... a caring Christian community

Giving broken lives new direction

Changed Lives

I was born in South Africa and grew up in Jhb Gauteng. I got involved with drugs at an early age and was using drugs through my teenage years up to the age of 25. I tried everything to get free from drugs and attended at least 16 rehabs and nothing worked. I left South Africa to get away from the mess I had made, immigrated to the UK and found myself in the exact same mess there. In the UK I heard about Betel from a soup kitchen and decided to go.

It was different from anything I had tried before. The people were loving and caring and the thing that amazed me was that they were all recovered addicts. I desperately wanted what they had – freedom and victory over drugs…


Andre Betel South Africa

About Betel

Betel is a Christian community dedicated to restoring people suffering from addiction and substance abuse to healthy, independent lifestyles. We train men and women in a wide range of life and employment skills, enabling them to rebuild a strong work ethic.

All of our residences are drug- and alcohol-free and totally free of charge.

All Betel residents enter and exit voluntarily but we suggest they come for a minimum of 12 to 18 months.

Daily teamwork  in our charitable businesses or workshops i.e. furniture repair, house removals and clearances, garden maintenance and landscaping and charity shop sales, helps to build job skills, diligence, dependability, self-esteem and respect for supervisors.

This therapeutic work  aids the residents’ personal recovery, whilst restoring self-dignity and a sense of purpose.

Get in touch

Betel South Africa

Suite 197, Private Bag x4

Menlo Park 0102



(+27) 079 384 8761

Mens Ministry:

(+ 27)  079 38 48 761

( + 27)  071 86 63 475

Women’s ministry:

Ana (+27) 083 56 73 373

Please note:

Please ring the men’s or women’s ministry only if you have an addiction problem. We do not interview parents, family or friends but only the addicted person.

All other queries: