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Forward in Faith International Ministries
ZAOGA Forward in Faith Ministries
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LocationZimbabwe
CountryZimbabwe
DenominationPentecostal
Websitehttp://www.fifmi.org
History
Former name(s)Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa
Founded12 May 1960 (1960-05-12)
Founder(s)Ezekiel Guti
Clergy
ArchbishopEzekiel Guti
Laity
Organ scholarZimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University

Forward In Faith International Ministries is one of the leading pentecostal denominations in Zimbabwe. The church is headquartered in Zimbabwe and has several assemblies locally and abroad (FIF International Ministries).

Formation[edit]

FIF International Ministries was formed by Ezekiel Guti in 1960 under a gum tree in the small town of Bindura in the Mashonaland Central Province of Zimbabwe. Since then, Guti embarked on a massive evangelisation crusade which saw him preaching in the places such as Mbare in the then Salisbury. A lot of people were converted and he began to set up organised church structures at different places

Growth[edit]

In 1963, Guti is said to have received a Divine word instructing him to seek education and prepare for his career as a minister. Among other things, the church went on to establish its theological school which trains pastors and church leaders. The institution is called AMFCC Bible School. On the 15th of May in 2012, he church also managed to establish the first private owned university in the county, the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University which is located in Bindura. The university has a special bias towards arts and humanities and also trains pastors in its Theology Department.[1]

In 2010, the church celebrated its 50th anniversary jubilee, which featured the grand jubilee celebrations broadcast live on Ezekiel TV, a television station affiliated to the church. The celebrations were held in Harare at the National Sports Stadium and about 50. 000 congregants came from different parts of the world for the occasion.[2] By 2014 the church had been established in 122 nations with over 2 000 churches in Southern Africa.[2]

Ministries[edit]

  • Men's Ministry
  • Women's Ministry
  • Youths for the Nations
  • EGEA
  • Blind and Sighted
  • Child Evangelism
  • Foreign Missions
  • Disabled.[1]
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Philanthropy[edit]

The Mbuya Docus Health Centre was established in 2012 as a community help project which falls under the church's corporate service branch. The health centre is equipped with a pharmacy and wards to cater for those who need special treatment.[1]




References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 , ZEGU - Your University is Now Up and Running,FIFIM, published:18 Mar 2013,retrieved:23 Jun 2015" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "fifim" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "fifim" defined multiple times with different content
  2. 2.0 2.1 L. Chigodo, ZAOGA celebrates 55th anniversary,Sunday Mail, published:10 May 2015,retrieved:23 Jun 2015"