Archbishop Ezekiel Guti: Turns 95, Still Preaching 70 Years Later

Harare – Archbishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti who turned 95 on 5 May has been preaching the gospel for 70 years, while his church Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa founded in 1960, turns 58.   

Born in 1923, in Ngaone in Chipinge, the man of God is married to Archbishop Eunor Guti - the first female Archbishop in Zimbabwe, who is gifted in healing, deliverance and evangelism. 

The ministry was begun under a gum tree on 12 May 1960 in Bindura, Zimbabwe. To date, ZAOGA is present in over 135 nations, with over 2 000 churches in Southern Africa. 

Between 1948 and 1949, Guti travelled to the then Salisbury (now Harare) where he met a man he had been shown in a dream who explained and baptised him. He started to speak in tongues.

Dr Guti has ministered for over 60 years and spoken in many different countries, colleges and universities. He has founded seven Bible colleges named Africa MultiNation For Christ College (AMFCC), with three in Zimbabwe, two in Mozambique, one in Zambia and one in Ghana. 
Archbishop Ezekiel Guti 

He has also founded various ministries including F.I.F. Children’s Home, Africa Christian Business Fellowship, and Gracious Women's Fellowship. He has penned over 69 books on his teachings. 

On the international arena, Dr Guti has accepted invitations to preach and teach in several African nations as well as in Europe, USA, Asia-Pacific countries, and the Bahamas. He has spoken in Bible schools, colleges, universities, and on television and radio programmes. 

He also founded the Forward in Faith Orphanage Centre, F.I.F Children's Ministry, Forward In Faith College and High Schools Ministry, (FIFCAHSM) Gracious Women's Fellowship International, along with the Husbands’ Agape International Fellowship.

He initiated the building of Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University, (ZEGU) a university in Bindura-Zimbabwe, and the Mbuya Dorcas Healthcare Centre in Waterfalls-Harare, a state of the art medical facility. He oversees over five thousand pastors and evangelists worldwide.

He preached in Mbare but was to be chased from the church after getting extensive press coverage. In 1958, he ministered in Highfield, in a church started by a South African pastor who had been chased from his own church. Guti too was later to be expelled from that pastor’s church as the leaders the pastor had left on his return to South Africa had not liked him.

The church is now a big empire, operating in 106 countries worldwide. It has diverse investments, including 120 dressmaking schools in Zimbabwe, bible schools, colleges and vocational training centres, hospitals and clinics, primary and secondary schools, and so many other properties in various countries.

Archbishop has founded bible schools in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zambia, and Mozambique where he has trained over 4 000 pastors from more than 55 nations. 

He also founded the Forward in Faith Orphanage Center, F.I.F Children's Ministry, F.I.F College and High School Ministry, Gracious Women's Fellowship International, along with the Husband's Agape International Fellowship. 

He oversees over five thousand pastors and evangelists worldwide and is a great intercessor, a man of love and compassion, with a hunger to win souls to Jesus Christ. - Online Sources 

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