But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. This is a common Bible verse which has given hope to many Christians in trying times.
Today at Devoted News we celebrate some of the rapid Risers of 2019 who grew in ministry, broke barriers in the midst of trials and tribulations.
Top of the list is Founder of ECG Shepherd Bushiri who was hauled before the courts in Souhh Africa, faced inquiries among other things, yet remained steadfast and his ministry grew stronger and rapidly. Shepherd Bushiri deserves special mention for his resilience in ministry.
1. Shepherd Bushiri – the founder and President of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) and entrepreneur who runs Shepherd Bushiri Investments. Bushiri has filled up FNB stadium, he has a University and is on first name basis with several African Presidents, politicians, bankers and who’s who of Africa. He also does a lot of philanthropic work across the SADC region
2. Joshua Iginla Brother Joshua has presented a number of cars to celebrities and actors. For the first time it happened in 2015, he gave out 22 cars and the second time he presented 32 cars as a gesture of largesse;
Currently, the pastor builds a new record-breaking world-class 80,000 seats auditorium in Abuja;
3. John Chi, the Cameroonian preacher rose to popularity while under the ranks of TB Joshua, he branched out and founded his own ministry Ark of God’s Covenant Ministry (AGCOM). John Chi’s ministry grown rapidly and so has his influence across Africa
3. Walter Magaya the controversial Zimbabwean prophet’s ministry is one of the largest in Zimbabwe, his influence spreads across the entire SADC region where he comfortably fills up most stadia.
4. Lizwi Radebe the unconventional preacher broke out from Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and went on to lead Revelation Church of God. Radebe fills up stadi in South Africa and is popular in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland
5. Dr DD Isaac the Zambian International Preacher has risen rapidly under the tutelage of Shepherd Bushiri. DD Isaac is popular amongst politicians, business persons and influential people who go to him seeking spiritual guidance. DD Isaac is the leader of Holy Ghost Embassy which has branches across the world and has grown rapidly within a short space of time,people flock to HGE for the prophesies and miracles that have become synonymous with DD Isaac.
6. Bishop Makamu of South Africa is a rapid riser who firmly enjoys huge following in South Africa
7. Alph Lukau the Congolese flamboyant preacher fills up classy venues and has attracted mostly the rich and famous to his services. His ministry continues to grow though it has limited influence outside South Africa
8. Brian Sovi a product of Uebert Angel, Brian Sovi has grown Imperial City Church in a very short space of time and continues to grow it with the support of Uebert Angel.
9. Lucy Natasha, she become famous for her powerful word play and hard hitting sermons. Though Lucy Natasha is not strong in the Prophetic and miracles areas she is a formidable force in delivery of the word. She enjoys the audience of influential women across the African continent and has risen to become the face of African women in ministry.
10. Dr Chris Okafor, the Nigerian preacher has also risen rapidly he is a televangelist and faith healer. He is leader and founder of Mountain Of Liberation and Miracle Ministry, also known as Liberation City.
The list deliberately leaves out veterans such as Adeboye, Uebert Angel, Pastor Chris and others who have over 10 years in ministry.