African Apostle Ezekiel Guti

African Apostle Ezekiel Guti turns 100 years today. Image via Twitter @ZimViral

African Apostle Ezekiel Guti turns 100 years today

African Apostle, Ezekiel Guti, the founder of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA), turns 100 years old today.

African Apostle Ezekiel Guti

African Apostle Ezekiel Guti turns 100 years today. Image via Twitter @ZimViral

Ezekiel Guti, an African Apostle who has unified nations through the power of God’s word, is celebrating his 100th birthday.

Having preached and established churches in over 164 nations across the world, members, who also refer to themselves as ‘Young Ezekiels and Young Eunors’ took it upon themselves to celebrate with Ezekiel Guti.

Churches from all over the world will congregate at ZAOGA, also known as Forward In Faith Ministries International (FIF), to commemorate Guti’s 100th birthday and 63 years of growth.

The life of Guti is being honoured, and many people are thankful that God has preserved him for a century.

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In his sermons, Guti would often say,

“Pray for me, as I pray for you.”

The church’s members have long held the conviction that God will keep Ezekiel alive for them longer if they continually pray for him.

In light of Ezekiel’s 100th birthday, it is now clear that God honours Ezekiel Guti and that He does, in fact, hear prayers.

Who is Ezekiel Guti?

Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti popularly known as the founder of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA), was born May 5, 1923, in the Rhodesian provinces of Ngaone, Chipinge, and Manicaland (now Zimbabwe).

He has been married to his beautiful wife Eunor Guti for more than 40 years.

Guti’s journey started when he had what he called “A personal encounter with God” after his mother heard a preacher talk about the judgement of all sinners.

He couldn’t sleep, so the next morning he asked his mother to show him the man who would tell him about Jesus and she informed him that neither a person nor a church existed where Guti might obtain help.

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Since he had no one to mentor him, he went to the bush alone to seek protection from the judgement that awaited all sinners, as his mother had told him.

“CREATOR!” he shouted, “if you are there, save my soul!”

After lying beneath a tree day after day and weeping for several weeks, he heard what he called “beautiful singing in heaven” and it was like the whole heaven was singing very sweet music.

As Guti contemplated, he overheard a voice saying, “FEAR NOT, SIN NOT,” and his perception of life was changed forever.

He then established ZAOGA, previously known as Assemblies of God Africa (AOGA), in 1960.

In Bindura, Zimbabwe, on May 12, 1960, the ministry began under a gum tree.

On a global scale, Guti has accepted invitations to preach in a number of African countries as well as in Europe, the United States, Asia-Pacific nations, and the Bahamas.

In his teachings, he has written more than 113 books.

His church, ZAOGA, is a Pentecostal Christian congregation that split from the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM), a South African Pentecostal congregation, in 1959.

However, Ezekiel Guti has always insisted that,

“This church is not mine; it belongs to God.”

ZEGU University

Guti is also the founder and the mind behind a university located in Zimbabwe in the town of Bindura called Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) which started in May 2012.

The institution was founded as an additional means of winning young people to Christ, in addition to its role in educating students.

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Ezekiel Guti Education

Ezekiel has kept his lower and high school grades unrevealed. He does, however, have a Doctorate and a Bachelor in Christian Education from American institutions Northgate Graduate School and Zoe College.

His educational background includes a Doctor of Ministry and a PhD in Religion.

Mbuya Dorcas Hospital

In honour of his mother, whose name was Dorcas, Ezekiel Guti built a hospital in Harare, Waterfalls, Zimbabwe.

Since its official opening in September 2012, Mbuya Dorcas Hospital has treated thousands of patients from all around Zimbabwe, often saving their lives.

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The word ‘Mbuya’ translated from the Shona language to English means grandmother.

Two wings were constructed for the hospital—a medical wing as well as a spiritual wing.

While the medical wing is responsible for the patient’s regular medical care, the spiritual wing’s primary function is to pray for their healing.

The hospital’s mission also includes bringing people to Christ.

All practising pastors and uprising ones all around the world find inspiration in his dedication and commitment to the ministry.