May I know you the newly consecrated and ordained bishop?
I am the fifth born in a family of daughters and three sons. I was born in Chirimba Village, T/A Chikowi in Zomba. I have a certificate in research and mass communication. I didn’t continue with school because of the call I received from God to serve Him.
When did you receive this call and how did it happen?
I came into full ministry in 1995, but I believe my calling came earlier at my tender age of five. I used to dream about preaching and seeing people getting saved, healed and delivered. When I was six years old, I dreamt that cows were chasing us and I ran into my aunt’s house. These dreams led my father into concluding that if God wished, I qualified to become a pastor. True to his words, I became a pastor in 1995 under the leadership of the late bishop Jackson Chekani.
Last week, you were consecrated bishop. How did you feel and what does this mean?
I felt good at the same time I was afraid because of what it means to be a bishop. I was looking at now the kind of responsibilities I have as an overseer of God’s flock. On the other hand, I was happy because I did not announce myself to be a bishop, it was my fathers and senior apostles of the land who did it. What it means is that I am now spiritually lifted up and have the power to perform the duties of the office of the bishop.
Are you the man behind the foundation of One Voice Church?
Yes, by the Grace of God I am the one. Initially, I belonged to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, from which I resigned on reasons I cannot disclose to the media. One Voice Church International was started by me, my son and my wife in January 2004 at Stand 45 in Trade Fair Grounds in Blantyre.
What is the vision and mission of One Voice Church International?
Preaching salvation through the cross is our main mission. It has not been easy for us over the years, but we kept on believing in God and preaching the word of truth. I am glad to tell you that One Voice Church International is one of the fast growing churches in the land. We now have five branches in the Southern Region of Malawi.
Apart from preaching the word of God, what else do you do?
We are currently empowering less privileged members of our church. We lend them money to venture into entrepreneurial activities. The aim is to help them become self-reliant. I believe the church has a role to play in bailing people out of their social and economic challenges.
Where do you congregate?
At Limbe Primary School Hall from 8am-11am on Sunday. Everyone will certainly be glad to worship with us.