Pastor Chris coming to Zim

HARARE - Excitement is running high among Zimbabweans after Christian Oyakhilome, one of Africa’s most influential church personalities, said  last weekend in South Africa that he will embark on his maiden visit  to Zimbabwe soon.

“I think I should be coming to Zimbabwe soon,  Halleluja” said the man whose visit many Zimbabweans have been yearning for,  amid joyous applause from the many locals at the church’s Leaders and Partners Conference at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.

Pastor Chris was impressed with the strong presence of Zimbabweans under the roof of one of Johannesburg’s most-recognisable landmarks hosting more than 20 000 guests.

The founding president of Believers’ Love World (BLW) Incorporated  known as “Christ Embassy”  is a  teacher, healing minister and television host leading one of the fast-growing Bible-based international Christian ministries headquartered in Lagos.

In Zimbabwe, the church has quietly witnessed phenomenal growth under the anointed leadership of zonal pastor Ruth Musarurwa and spiritual guidance of its regional leader, Ose Oyakhilome who also leads a strong following in South Africa.

“We are looking forward to the Man of God’s visit,” was all a visibly excited Musarurwa could say to the Daily News on Sunday last week.

Although its leader, Chris is yet to set foot in the country, the church in Zimbabwe is continuing  to grow, a sign which many believers have attributed to the anointing of God in the ministry.

Today, the local leadership have afforded Zimbabweans a chance to speak to the Christ Embassy leader live on television through the State broadcaster ZTV during an hour-long question and answer broadcast starting at 6pm local time.

Seven years ago, Musarurwa was appointed as a cell leader by Chris, starting the ministry in Zimbabwe, and she has led the church to a growth of nearly 160 churches around Zimbabwe.

Now she is a zonal pastor.

With gatherings of over 2,5 million people in a single night’s event it is no surprise that the BLW commands a huge following in Zimbabwe and southern Africa.

Chris’ ministry has expanded rapidly beyond the coasts of Nigeria and South Africa, and he now holds large meetings in the United States and has healing school sessions in Canada and the United Kingdom.

He commands a strong following especially among youths and is notable for organising never-to-forget meetings in the mould of the Night of Bliss South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, and Higher Life Conferences in Canada, United States of America, and the United Kingdom.

He pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world in 2003, and this has given rise to three satellite stations, the LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria.

Through this medium, at least according to the church, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed.

Pioneering the establishment of The Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry caring for children living in the inner cities around the world and giving them hope and a future, has been one the many successes attributed to him.

He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, published in over 148 languages throughout the world, with several millions of copies of the daily devotional and Bible-study guide being distributed in over 160 countries.

Comments (18)

I can't wait it will be an unforgettable event, we have been waiting for pastor to come to zim, Zimbabwe will never be the same again.

james - 6 October 2013

wow, cant wait

justin - 6 October 2013

let it b according 2 GOD s will

givengibs - 6 October 2013

That's great news. I like it

Farai - 6 October 2013

Isaiah 45 v 1-3 Hallelujah

farai - 6 October 2013

This is surely a meeting I will attend, even if I don't get in. Thank you for deciding to visit Zimbabwe

Brighton Mbewe - 6 October 2013

I was at the Coca-Cola Dome in SA and we rejoiced greatly when Pastor Chris anounced the he might be coming to ZIM.

The Saint - 6 October 2013

this is good tidings from the anointed man of God. Welcome to Zim man of God

cosmas - 7 October 2013

Utarire zvipo zvaachabva nazvo tozviziva vamwe vatendi Kuda kuonekwa asi hama dzongova shuro kuMberengwa . Ndikumbirisa kunemwi vatendi kuti kana Mudzidzisi auya musamuwedzera zvipo tinozviziva kune vamwe venyu vanoda kuonekwa kuti vakapa pastor chipo

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 7 October 2013

Amen. Had an awesome time in SA at the just ended International Leaders and Partners Conference with our Man Of God Pastor Chris.Now is the set time to favour Zimbabwe! Can't wait for your arrival Pastor Chris!

St Thokozile Sigauke - 7 October 2013

Now that clever thief wants to come here bcoz there is now US dollar, why not coming here all along despite many invitations. Kuwisa vanhu pasi zvoshamisira here izvozvo, nyangwe nesuwo titori nemagifts of the Spirit. Iwe unoti you are a teacher, prophet, healer, preacher, author, Phd, zvose kut ndiwe ani. I will not subscribe to your nonsensical miracles serve for only those fools and misguided who doesnt rightly understand and practise Bible principles, they dont understand the concepts of lyfe, want false quick solutions

Mufudzi Akanaka - 7 October 2013

A great article which does not exaggerate or diminish the Man of God. If newspapers would report positively like in this article churches would recommend congregants to buy newspapers. Unfortunately many news articles are very negative to an extent stress managers discourage their clients from watching or reading news. Daily News well done on this piece.

gina - 7 October 2013

The Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 2: 12 states that: ''I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.'' In 1 Corinthians 14:34 he declares: ''Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.'' In the light of the above scriptures, my sister Ruth Musarurwa has no business being a Pastor.I say this with the love of God.

jurist - 7 October 2013

This is another n'anga from west africa

Mukristu wekuAfrica - 7 October 2013

Jurist what you said is nothing else but the truth my dear brother.If our dear sister is pastoring the church,what happens if she becomes pregnant.The bible clearly says what you quoted.I agree with you my brother.Take heed my dear sister.God bless you

Thinkaboutit - 7 October 2013

These are indeed the end times where the bible says the Devil will deceive even the very elect.Our poor Zimbabwean brothers who follow the wind like reeds are looking forward to being under the spell of Satan himself who recently taught that there is nothing wrong with masturbation.Lord Jesus help us don't let this cheat come to lead your poor people astray.

timoth - 7 October 2013

Kwanzi mwana wake ingochani. Makambozvinzwavo here uye ichokwadi here ? If so,God help us !

Momberume - 8 October 2013

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