The HEART of the matter is the matter of the HEART


Founders & Visionary Leaders

Martin and Carmel Taljaard have been in full time ministry since 2006 and founded Heartcore Ministries in 2017. They started in full time ministry serving together as a husband and wife team in seven secondary high schools in Bloemfontein from 2006 -2008 establishing prayer groups in schools and mentoring school children in prayer.

In late 2008 Martin co-founded the men’s ministry LEEUPRAAT (Lion Talk) in Bloemfontein - a growing ministry over the years which has had and still continue to have at this present date a significant spiritual impact on men in Bloemfontein and where Martin served as co-overseer of the ministry till 2017. As the result of the growing impact of the men’s ministry in Bloemfontein on not only the men but also families, House of Bread (HOB) was founded in 2012 on the same premises of the LEEUPRAAT men’s venue- serving as an inter-denominational city ministry with the twofold mandate of a House of Prayer and a Base of Discipleship. Martin continued to serve as co-overseer of the LEEUPRAAT men’s ministry and HOB till 2017 after which he founded Heartcore Ministries and ReachONE in 2018.

NOTE: Please read the different ministries that Heartcore Ministries are involved in.

Martin’s wife served in the ministry over the years as a faithful helpmate in all areas of the ministry also ministering to women and leading a women’s discipleship group for several years. She also functions in her own calling restoring women in their unique personhood and destinies, serving the body of Christ and the community through her prophetic art and teachings, and giving new life to old wood furniture. Visit www.heartart.pro and her Facebook page .........

Martin and Carmel have been called to serve and prepare the Body of Christ for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ through the preaching and teaching of the gospel of the Kingdom, spiritual mentoring & discipleship, prayer & intercession and prophetic worship and art.

They currently reside in Bloemfontein, South Africa.



Martin Taljaard

Martin Taljaard

Founder: Heartcore Ministries


Carmel Taljaard

Carmel Taljaard

Founder: Heart Art & New Life Decor

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