Hateful mainstream media and toxic social media has, for years, described and painted Prophet Shepherd Bushiri in so many disdainful and negative ways that, actually, do not define even a slight of he really is.
They have painted him as ‘controversial’, ‘boastful’, ‘billionaire pastor’, ‘extravagant’, ‘inconsiderate’, ‘rapist’, ‘self-acclaimed’, ‘fraudster’ and all those heinous adjectives just to make sure that the world should hate and ignore the gospel of Jesus Christ that he took an oath before God to preach to nations.
Well, ignore all venoms from people who want to distract you from being blessed by God through the wonderful ministration of Prophet Bushiri.
Here are the ten FACTS that, actually, define who Prophet Bushiri was, is and will always be to you and also to generations to come.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI IS A TRUE MAN OF GOD
Prophet Bushiri started preaching at the tender age of 9 after an encounter with Jesus Christ. He has never changed—all through primary, secondary and college education; he preached and he is still preaching Jesus Christ.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI WAS CALLED TO PREACH NOTHING BUT SALVATION TO NATIONS.
In his encounter with Jesus Christ, Prophet Bushiri was called to preach nothing but salvation to nations. This is why his ministerial objective has always been winning souls.
However, he understands the different dimensions of what saved people go through to enjoy their full stay on earth. That is why, after introducing people to Jesus leading to their salvation, he also teaches them Biblical principles of how it has always been the wish of God to see his people enjoy good health and wealth.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI DOES NOT HEAL PEOPLE. NO, HE DOESN’T!
Since he started his ministry, Prophet Bushiri has never, even on a single occasion, healed any person from any disease. He has never delivered any person from any affliction. He has never performed any miracle. If someone told you that, pray for that person for he or she is a big LIAR.
It’s God, not Prophet Bushiri, who heals, delivers and does miracles. Prophet Bushiri is only a conduit; a vessel God uses to manifest his power. That is why he keeps saying GOD IS STILL SPEAKING TODAY, to mean, God is still speaking through him.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI IS WONDERFUL FAMILY MAN
Being the fourth born in the family of six, Prophet Bushiri still has his biological mother, Christine, and father, Huxley, and they are still happily married.
He is married to Prophetess Mary—the first born in the family of four and, interestingly, she also still has her mother and father and still happily married.
Together Prophet Bushiri and Prophetess Mary have two beautiful daughters; Israella, 8, and Raphaella, 4.
Despite his busy ministerial schedule, Prophet Bushiri takes one day off, in every week, and goes out shopping, relaxing and interact with not just his wife and kids; but also all his family members.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI IS DANGEROUS GIVER
While a student at a secondary school in Malawi, a story is told of how he used his tuition fees to pay for a fellow student who was sent off for non-payment. He sacrificed his fees and had to stay out of school for a week.
That has always been his spirit.
Through his spirit, every ECG Church has a social welfare department which helps gogos, orphans, homeless people, widows and the sick with various forms of social securities including cash handouts, food packages, clothing and groceries.
Each and every year, he makes huge donations of food to millions across the globe who are going hungry either because of disasters or just sheer lack of entitlement.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI DOES LEGITIMATE BUSINESSES
Prophet Bushiri firmly believes in the scripture as written in Matthew 6:33—“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
His first goal was to seek the kingdom of God and because he sought and got it, God has been so wonderful in giving him the wisdom and knowledge, both through education and experience, in doing business, solely meant to support his family and, also, the ever rising demands of his ministry.
From his initial small business of growing and selling maize, over the years—with support from his wife who is a chartered accountant—Prophet Bushiri has seen his business grow and, today, he has investments in media, hospitality and property. The proceeds of which is what he uses to support his family and, also, give tithe and seed to the church.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI IS A WONDERFUL EMPLOYER
As of today, ECG Church operates in 47 countries across the world. In all these 47 countries, the church employs administrators, accountants, lawyers, communications experts and media personnel to support the technical running of the church.
Besides that, the Prophet also runs Shepherd Bushiri Foundation (SBF) a charity arm that coordinates all his humanitarian works. Here, too, he employs several social workers, administrators and accountants.
Further, through his personal business, the Prophet also employees several people to run his companies.
- PROPHET BUSHIRI IS AN CHARISMATIC LEADER AND HARDWORKER
Prophet Bushiri is in his mid-thirties but he has, already, built a ministry that, as of today, has over 10 million followers across the world. He attributes this to God.
However, a careful look at his work ethics, you will discover he is a man who is also keen at investing in refresher courses because he always wants to learn; he is good at being physically present with almost every person who works for his cause and he doesn’t judge, always believing in contact and dialogue.