An International presence of now over 120 nations and states worldwide, and one of the most powerful movements in post-biblical Christianity, Forward in Faith Ministries International (FIFMI) is changing millions of lives through the vision given by God to founder Archbishop Dr. Ezekiel H. Guti. Rarely does an organization with such a vast world-reach hold a testimony of simplicity, and a genuine “humble beginnings” story. However, this is a story beginning with one man, and his One God, leading to now millions of believers equally hungry for a deeper union with the same God and His Son Jesus Christ.
Also known as ZAOGA, Forward in Faith in parts of Southern Africa, FIFMI is a powerful Pentecostal ministry, whose agenda is simply to preach the true and uncompromising gospel of Jesus Christ. This gospel is not founded on the doctrines of man, but of Jesus Christ, as fulfilled on the day of Pentecost.
On 12 May 1960, Ezekiel responded to God’s special call, a call which led to the birth of the ministry under a gum tree, and in one of the most primitive countrysides of Zimbabwe called Bindura. Today millions of people across the continents have given their lives to Jesus Christ in response to the teachings of the Archbishop Dr. Ezekiel Guti.
In 2010, FIFMI celebrated its 50th anniversary jubilee, which featured the grand jubilee celebrations broadcast live on Ezekiel TV, FIFMI's television network, and worldwide via www.fifmi.org, FIFMI's global website.In 1963, as the Apostle prayed in the Bindura caves, God spoke to him and said,"Learn and read the English bible and learn to preach in English because you shall go to many countries with my word.”
He did so in the caves everyday with prayer and fasting. The Holy Spirit gave him, "The tongue of the learned." "...That I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary. (Isaiah 50:4)Today the ministry of Forward in Faith is reaching the world in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle-East, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and the United Kingdom.