Onward Christian Radio is aware there are many unknown, but, dynamic young prophets, pastors and ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the world today. These pastors are faithfully preaching the Word of God and tending to the flock entrusted to their care.
While we often highlight the ministry of pastors of large churches, there are pastors of small and medium size churches doing a great work and honouring the Lord through their faithfulness and surrender to Christ.
The revivalist Vance Havner said, “We won’t know who the big preachers are until we get to heaven.” Prophet Fadzai, pastor of Charis Missionary Church, is one of those dedicated young pastors.
Onward Christian Radio, Editor Brilliant Pongo recently interviewed Prophet Fadzai, on Preacher Profile, a new blog/ platform created to help Onward Christian Radio readers to know the heart and mind of some these dedicated young servants of God.
He is a man called of God, a Prophet and pastor of Charis Missionary Church, based Washington DC, a man with a mandate to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
I began by asking Prophet Fadzai, to tell us about Charis Missionary Church. How did this ministry start?
Prophet Fadzai: Charis Missionary Church was started in Tembisa Zone 10 South Africa as a home-grown church on 19th September 1999, with Just a handful of members under the Leadership of Apostle J.B Makananisa and Dr T.E Makanananisa.
Briefly tell us about yourself. You are a young man of God, making an impact in the kingdom of God, but some people may still ask who is Fadzai how would you respond?
Prophet Fadzai: Fadzai, is a young man, who recently got engaged, and is looking forward to a happy marriage and a life-time of happiness with my fiancé. I was born in the dusty suburb of Glen Norah, Harare, Zimbabwe.
I went to Churchill High School and several other schools in and out of Harare. Suffered a serious identity crisis concerning career path which led me to study Computer Systems Analysis and Design, Security Intelligence, and later EOD Robotics in Ankara, Turkey.
I served with the Military Bomb Disposal special forces for 5 years before resigning to take heed the call of God and do fulltime ministry.
Tell us about your journey thus far in ministry, what major challenges if any have you faced and how have you overcome them?
Prophet Fadzai: Ministry is a journey and it has its own challenges, depending on the call of God on your life. Personally, I have faced almost all challenges anyone can face on this earth. I have faced rejection, poverty, homelessness, I have experienced death of loved ones, I have even been food poisoned a number of times, but, I thank God for taking me through to where I am today. Indeed, my life is a living testimony in motion.
Let’s talk scripture. If you were asked to share, three, just three scripture verses to someone hearing of the gospel for the first time. What would they be?
Prophet Fadzai: Oh Yes without a Doubt I would definitely share with them my most powerful memory verses, that I was taught in primary school:
John 3:16… “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Isaiah 1:18… “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool
Mark 1:15…. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
People define prophecy, differently. What is your definition of prophecy?
Prophet Fadzai: I don’t think there is any other definition of prophecy except “speaking the mind of God concerning the present and future of the Nations”
We know that God, chooses his prophets before they are born. However, the question to you is, when did you realise and consider yourself a Prophet? at what age would you say you knew you were a prophet?
Prophet Fadzai: Honestly, I do not remember when I can say I knew that I was a Prophet because God was just using me even from a very young age. I distinctly remember in my early teens, before I was 14 years old my peers and people in my neighbourhood, would refer to me as ‘pastor’ I suppose this came about because I had pioneered a cell group of a certain church in my community. I can say the full manifestation of my gift as a prophet came about when I met my Spiritual Father.
I want to understand how man of faith like yourself, find strength to resist temptation and remain true to the word of God, in this immoral world full of corruption and sexual infidelity. Thus, my question is, how do you push through your worst times?
Prophet Fadzai: In the Book of Psalms, it says “how can a Young man make his ways pure? by living according to the word! So, if the Word of God is in You, it’s easy to make it. The problem these days is people don’t have the Word anymore they are pursuing materialism. People need to rediscover the Word and be anchored in the solid word of God.
Immorality, infidelity and corruption are not new temptations they have been there since time immemorial. But I know that there is a way to overcome all evil if you abide by the word of God and adhere to the biblical principles as taught in scripture. Purity and virtuousness are still available to those who value the word of God and fear the Lord.
You are a man of faith, a gifted prophet for that matter, an entrepreneur, how much does your gifting in the prophetic influence your decisions in business?
Prophet Fadzai: I would say my gift plays a very great role in my business, since I will know that whatever deal or investment I engage in, is Holy Spirit influenced! So, basically, I ask God and He speaks to me about every plan before I execute it. This is not exclusive to those called as prophets, so you are also able to enquire of God concerning your own business ventures.
I would encourage all Christians to engage and involve the Holy Spirit in your dealings, business and personal walk and you will always win remember scripture says the Holy Spirit is our guide so don’t ignore the guide if you don’t know or see what you are going into.
Now let’s talk about your philanthropy. You are CEO of Fadzai Foundation. Tell us a little more about this?
Prophet Fadzai: Fadzai Foundation is an idea that came to me more than 7 years ago influenced by the hardships I had faced as an orphan. My experiences motivated me to dedicate my life to establishing a foundation to help underprivileged people. The goal is to alleviate the numerous burdens encountered by the less privileged.
Like I said my personal encounters gave me intrinsic knowledge of be downtrodden because of poverty and I do not want anyone to encounter what I encountered. So, fundamentally Fadzai Foundation deals with helping poor orphans, widows, the elderly with food, shelter, school fees etc, it also engages in disaster relief programs across the continent.
So, what’s next for Prophet Fadzai? What is the legacy that you want to be known for, when all is said and done?
Prophet Fadzai: My main objective is to make sure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is shared across the Globe. The other thing I desire is to provide assistance to the less privileged, wiping away tears and restoring destinies. Basically, it has nothing whatsoever to do about me but about Jesus and others! Less on me more on others!