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God's Generals - Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti and ZAOGA Foward In Faith!

Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti was born on 5 May in 1923 in an area called Ngaone in the small town of Chipinge in the Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe. He is married to Eunor Guti who is also a religious leader in the church. 

The couple has a child together, Ezekiel Junior Guti who is also an evangelist in their ministry.

History gives account of a young boy by the name Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti (Founder and President of ZAOGA Forward in Faith Ministries International) born in the remote eastern districts of Zimbabwe who heard his mother talking about the Lord Jesus Christ after she had heard a man preaching about a place called hell.

Filled with much fear, the boy began to wander and weep under the tree talking to the creator whom he knew was there but did not know how to reach him. One day he met a simple man who explained clearly to him the way of salvation. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and was eventually baptised in the Holy Spirit.
God's Generals - Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti and ZAOGA Foward In Faith!
Ten years later, Ezekiel felt the call of God to preach the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ to the people. The Lord subsequently revealed himself to him in many ways. He started with a few people who increased to eighty (80) churches with a membership of 43 000 born again Christians. He was Pastor at Highfield Revival Centre for 15 years where many miracles happened. The fame drove many from distances afar to seek the Lord and his healing power.

Today, fifty years after its humble beginnings, Forward in Faith Church has grown to be the fastest growing Pentecostal church in Southern Africa and has touched over seventy nations throughout the world including Europe, Southern Africa, parts of West & East Africa, USA, India, Germany, Australia etc, with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The church has over 5000 Pastors who serve God in this great church. The ministry has got 4 million members in Zimbabwe. Truly, this humble man of God has unmistakable marks of apostleship upon him. (1 Corinthians 9. 1-3). "This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our sight.” (Matthew 21.42). For more info about Forward In Faith Ministries International & it’s Founder, visit our global website, www.fifmi.org. You may also watch our television on Ezekiel TV on line through the same site.

Credentials.

Guti holds a number of degrees from different academic institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Christian education and Doctorate from Northgate Graduate School, from Zoe College USA. He also has the following qualifications: BA; MA; D.D; D Min and PhD in Religion.[3]

Life as a Religious Leader

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.

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.
In 2010, ZAOGA FIFMI celebrated its 50th anniversary, where Guti addressed a crowd of over 50,000 believers in Zimbabwe at theNational Sports Stadium in Harare. The event was broadcast live on Ezekiel TV, a Christian television network broadcasting from South Africa, found by Guti and wife.

On the international arena, Guti has accepted invitations to preach and teach in several African nations, Europe, USA, Asia-Pacific countries, and the Bahamas. He has spoken in Bible schools, colleges, universities, and on Television and Radio programs.

Success Growth of the Church

Guti 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.

Miracles

Guti is also well known for performing miracles, and in 2009, a prominent singer, visually impaired and former Jairosi Jiri Band member, David Mabvuramuti, who had only six per cent vision due to the hereditary illness retinitis pigmentosa, was able to see for the first time in his life after Guti prayed for him.

Philanthropy

Guti was behind the establishment of Mbuya Dorcas Health Centre in Zimbabwe. In December 2010, ZAOGA was granted a licence by the Zimbabwean government to set up the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University inBindura in Mashonaland Central Province.[3]He has also funded a number of children;s homes, orphanages, old people's homes, health service centres and academic institutions including ZEGU.

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