Bishop Zondo Biography
Bishop Zondo (Archbishop Bafana Stephen Zondo) was born in Heilbron, Free State South Africa. He is a South African priest, founder and and general overseer of Living Waters Ministries International.
Bishop Zondo Education Background
He has a Diploma in Theology from Rhema Bible training Centre in Johannesburg.He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education at Grace International. He also has a masters degree of Christian Education at the International Apostolic College of Grace and Truth.
Bishop Zondo Early Life and Career
The Bishop was born in a farm in Heilbron, Free State, but his family migrated to different places. His family was subjected to racial segregation, resulting in the slaughtering of their cattle and horses by “the Afrikaners”, which left them poor. He says that Black man’s cattle would be killed for accidentally grazing on “white people’s” land. To prevent the killing “you would give them to the whites.
Due to poverty, they went to bed without food and suffered from malnutrition.To eat he says they used to go into the field to catch some birds. The best meal that they would eat was potatoes, mixed with cabbage.This resulted to the death of his two siblings.
He wanted to help ease people’s pain so he drew near to God because he wanted “this God who can change the situation that I was living in. I wanted ways to help others not to suffer the way our siblings did”. He found hope in the Bible and realised that following God’s laws brings blessings. He rejected pastoring because pastors “were poor and I did not like it”.
In 1978 he gave his life to Jesus Christ in the Apostolic Faith Mission and later studied at Rhema Training Centre in Randburg.
Bishop Zondo Rivers of Living Waters Ministries.
The ministry started on the 24th September 1988 at Zone 3 Sebokeng in their 4 room house with his (wife) and son (three people).
The ministry then moved to a classroom at Sokwazi Secondary School in Zone 8. The place became small as the church was growing very fast. Then, moved to Zone 13, Shadvaal Center, then to Sandamela Highway bottle store and ultimately to Evaton.
At Evaton they started with a yellow and blue 700 seater tent. The church has grown to a membership of over 10, 000 members and over 50 outreach ministries in South Africa and Botswana.
Bishop Zondo Wife
He is married to Seabi Pascaline Zondo who also serves alongside him.
Bishop Zondo Honours
On 23 June 2013, he was conferred with the Degree of Professorship, Doctor of Divinity (DD) and Consecrated to the Holy office of Archbishop, by The Interdenominational Theological Centre (ITC) in a colourful ceremony.
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