Zion Christian Church
Zion Christian Church
ZCC
The Zion Church
LocationZimbabwe
CountryZimbabwe
DenominationPentecostal
History
Founded1913
Founder(s)Samuel Mutendi
Past bishop(s)Nehemiah Mutendi
Architecture
Architectural typeRoman
Groundbreaking2006
Completed2011
Clergy
Bishop(s)Nehemiah Mutendi
Laity
Music group(s)

The Zion Christian Church is one of the oldest African independent churches in Zimbabwe. The church is headquartered in the Defe area of Bikita in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe and boasts has several churches abroad. In the recent years, the church grew and extended its boundaries o countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Malawi, DRC, the UK, USA and Australia.[1]

Formation

The church was formed by Reverend Samuel Mutendi 1913. It was formed after its founder had received his calling while working in present day Chegutu town during the Rhodesian era.[1]

Leadership

After the death of Samuel Mutendi in 1978, his son Nehemiah Mutendi was consecrated as the Bishop of the church.[1]

Doctrine

The church has its foundations in the Word of God through the biblical law. It also believes in the life of Jesus Christ.[1]

Schools

Z.C.C. has built more 11 schools in Zimbabwe. To date the schools have produced over 5000 graduates.[1]

Developmental Projects

Between 2006 and 2011, the church embarked on a massive project to build their headquarters in Masvingo. In 2013, the church celebrated its centenary anniversary.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 , History,ZCC, retrieved:16 Jun 2015"