Ezekiel H. Guti

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Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti
Born
Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti

(1923-05-05)5 May 1923
OccupationPastor, Apostle, Archbishop
Years active1960–Present

Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti (born May 5, 1923) is the founder of Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA),[1] a pentacostal church which broke away from the South-African derived pentecostal church, the Apostolic Faith Mission, in 1959.[2] ZAOGA is also known internationally as Forward in Faith Ministries International, and is headquartered in Waterfalls, Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2018, Guti was listed as being the 9th richest person in Zimbabwe, with an estimated wealth of $130 million.[3]

Early years[edit]

Dr. Guti was born in Ngaone, Chipinge, Manicaland Province, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

To date, the church has been established in over 143 nations, with over 2,000 churches in Southern Africa[citation needed]. He has ministered for over 50 years and spoken in several countries. He has founded seven Bible colleges named Africa MultiNation For Christ College, with three in Zimbabwe, two in Mozambique, one each in Zambia and Ghana. He has also founded various ministries including Forward in Faith Children’s Home, Children's Ministry, Africa Christian Business Fellowship, the Gracious Women's Fellowship, along with the Husband's Agape International Fellowship.[citation needed]. He has written over 69 books on his teachings.[citation needed]

Church Ministry[edit]

The ministry was begun under a gum tree on 12 May 1960 in Bindura, Zimbabwe.

On the international arena, Guti has accepted invitations to preach in several African nations as well as in Europe, the United States, Asia-Pacific countries, and the Bahamas, and has spoken in Bible schools, colleges, universities, and on television and radio programmes.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Dr Guti's academic credentials include BA; MA; DD; D.Min and a Ph.D in Religion.[citation needed] He holds a Bachelor of Christian Education and a Doctorate from Northgate Graduate School and Zoe College, U.S.A.[citation needed]

He initiated the building of Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University in Bindura-Zimbabwe (for which there was some controversy regarding land acquisition),[4] and the Mbuya Dorcas Healthcare Centre in Waterfalls-Harare. He oversees over five thousand pastors and evangelists worldwide.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Ezekiel H. Guti is married to Archbishop and Prophetess Eunor Guti, and together they serve in preaching the good news of the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their son, Ezekiel, who suffered from speech impairment and physical disabilities, drowned in a swimming pool in December 2017.[5]

Books[edit]

About[edit]

  • African Apostle by Galye Erwin
  • The Remained Unspoken of the African Apostle by Robert Takavarasha
  • African Gifts of the Spirit by David Maxwell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jestice, Phyllis G (2004). Holy people of the world: a cross-cultural encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1-57607-355-6. ISBN 9781576073551.
  2. ^ Glazier, Stephen D (2001). Encyclopedia of African and African-American religions. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780415922456.
  3. ^ Daily Records 28/03/2018
  4. ^ Radio: Mugabe's Dirty Deal with Ezekiel Guti
  5. ^ Radio: ZAOGO plunged into mourning
  • http://www.fifmi.org - Forward in Faith Ministries International official website.
  • Erwin, Gayle D. African Apostle. Servant Quarters. Cathedral City, CA. 1985.
  • Maxwell, David. African Gifts of the Spirit. Ohio University Press. Athens, Ohio. 2006
  • Maxwell, David. Wise man.Ohio University Press. Athens, Ohio. 2006