Glayton Modise

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Reverend Glayton M. Modise
Glayton Modise

(1940-08-13)August 13, 1940
DiedFebruary 9, 2016(2016-02-09) (aged 75)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Years active1998–2016
Spouse(s)Miriam Modise Nozipho Pearl Modise
Parent(s)Frederick Samuel Modise
Bertha Modise
ReligionPentecostal Christianity
ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Ordained3 October 1998
TitleHis Grace, Comforter, Priest in Chief

Reverend Glayton M. Modise (13 August 1940–9 February 2016) was the leader of one of Africa's mega churches, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Glayton was the only son of Reverend Frederick Samuel Modise (1914–1998) who founded the IPHC in 1962. After his father's death in 1998, he took over the church until his death on 9 February 2016.[1][2] His Grace also was Co- Concecrator of International Minister The Reverend Dr. A.Louise Bonaparte of USA into the Office of Bishop.

Early life[edit]

Modise was born in Soweto, South Africa and initially was under the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) where his father was a minister. After his father received his calling in 1962 to start preaching the Gospel, Modise was one of the people who oversaw some of the smaller branches and the growth of the church. After his father died in 1998, the church grew exponentially.


Modise claims to have seen a vision from God which instructed him to purchase a hill in Cape Town, South Africa and rename the hill Mount Zion. The hill, which was known as Blaauwberg Hill, was purchased for R100 million and was renamed Mount Zion.[3] He also continued with his father's legacy of having a bursary scheme; the bursary scheme was known as FS Modise bursary scheme but was later renamed to FS Modise MG bursary scheme.


  1. ^ "FREDERICK MODISE AND THE INTERNATIONAL PENTECOST CHURCH". Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. ^ "IPHC bishop's wives sword war revealed". SowetanLIVE & Sunday World.
  3. ^ "16 International Pentecost Holiness Church members in the dock for murder". The Citizen (South Africa). 30 November 2018.