The Central District is located within three provinces in South Africa: Gauteng, where it includes Midrand, Southrand and the Westrand; the North West, stretching from Lichtenburg to Vryburg and one town in the Northern Cape - Christiana. The North West and the Northern Cape parts of our district are rural, and the North West covers the largest area in the district. It accounts for about 48 percent of the total membership with a fewer number of circuits.
Our District serves the affluent, the poor in the cities, suburbia, rural and informal settlements. There are two Methodist schools in the district - Klerksdorp and St Stithians - as well as 7 homes for the aged. There are a number of other ministries, ranging from pre-schools, feeding schemes, prison ministries, ministries to refugees and unaccompanied minors (there is a a huge influx of these children within the city of Johannesburg), literacy and skills development, to mention but a few. There are a number of informal settlements within the district where some of our societies are also serving as community centres.
The current Bishop of this District is Rev Gary Rivas