BBC features Malawi-born Prophet Bushiri on his church’s rapid growth

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s meteoritic rise as a preacher continue to attract global attention with latest being the world’s oldest international media house, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Prophet Bushiri with BBC team during the interview in his office at church headquarters in Pretoria, South Africa

Bushiri on BBC: ‘Prosperity inspires my followers

Bushiri: My ministry is for those who have faith, I’m just a messenger of God’s work

The BBC feature comes barely months after Prophet Bushiri also made headlines in different other reputable international media such as Aljazeera, The New African, Nigeria’s Tribune and the African Leadership Magazine, among others.

The BBC team met and interviewed the Malawian-born  but South Africa based founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) at the church’s headquarters in Pretoria a week ago.

Both before and after the one-on-one interview with the preacher, the BBC team of three—radio, television and online inclusive—were given access to shoot around the church premises, including the Halls where he was preaching, and interview any congregant on any ECG-related issue.

During the interview with him, the Prophet opened up to the reporter and even challenged to ask him any question.

The discussion, mostly, revolved around the growth of his ministry and, again, his position on several topics surrounding his name.

Among others, they include: his views on the selling of church materials and his success in business in relation with the ministry.

On his wealth, the prophet said his success should inspire people to be entrepreneurs.

“I am a businessman and that is separate from being a prophet. My prosperity is from private businesses. Such questions are not asked from leaders of white churches but when an African man prospers, then it’s a problem,” he said.

To critics of his ministry, the Prophet said that his ministry is not for everyone, it is for those who have faith.

“I’m just a messenger of God’s work. God heals people in our meetings.

“One time I got doctors here in Pretoria to bring patients with HIV – they tested them before to show they are HIV, I prayed for them and again afterwards and now they were HIV-negative,” he said in the BBC interview.

In their story, the BBC also interviewed congregants about their views of Prophet Bushiri and his ministry.

Most of them said they believe he is not only imbued with the power of prophecy, but also to heal the sick and pray for one’s prosperity.

“The miracles and the teachings that our father [Prophet Bushiri] teaches every week are so amazing,” 24-year-old Xolani Msibi told BBC.

He said his sister who had trouble walking had been healed by the prophet “without even laying hands on her”.

“I’ve also been struggling to get a job and came here and I got two jobs at the same time and it was a matter of choosing.”

The BBC noted that Prophet Bushiri has come a long way from his upbringing in Mzuzu, a city in northern Malawi but that nowadays, he can fill sports stadiums with tens of thousands of his devoted followers – followers who are prepared to travel across the world to see him preach in person.

The television interview on BBC will; be shown this Monday evening 7;30GMT.

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Mosala Ntoi

My Papa, my Major1, my Prophet. GOD has blessed us with you in South African, and may you continue to inspire us with the word of faith from our Heavenly Father, GOD, in JESUS Name. You are indeed a true Prophet of our times and may the MIGHT GOD use you more to fulfill HIS promise to us about the blessings, healing, prosperity and most importantly the SECOND coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Girl Lady

iyeeeeee God of Major 1, True son of Malawi – Ngoni/Tumbukaaaaa 9 months in his mothers womb from Heweee Iyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Don Thirampu

Keep on inspiring us Major 1. We celebrate you and honour the Lord for the annointing upon you. The world is in denial that something “major” can come out of Malawi; but God chooses the seemingly foolish things to confound the worldly wise!!


He is my papa my prophet he said his ministry is for those who believe if you don’t don’t even tolk of him if you tolk bad things of him then you are a demon your self we have many preacher in African why attack him because he is the one God has anointed so the devil is in problems amene alindi mupila ndi amene amamakidwa now papa ndi amene akudodadada.


Prosperity not Christianity is what attracts people to prophet Bushiri, these are not my words but his. i


People use to come to Jesus becouse of miracles, in so doing they hear the words and got saved


Prophet Bushiri was not brought up in Mzuzu rather Hewe in Western Rumphi. His stay in Mzuzu was not long. It was a road to prosperous life and ministry.


Mfanayu ali ngati Jesus anthu anadana naye chifukwa amaona zakutsogolo. Anthu anakuwa Jesus apachikidwe akuzifananiza kuti ndiye mwana wa Mulungu. Pano timamva anthu kukuwa Bushiri apachikidwe akubera anthu mumpingo. Eish a Malawi uyu ndi mwana wodzodzedwa ndi Mulungu ndipo ndi MMalawi tiyeni timunyadire.

Apostle Agrippa

The results of obedience. You can Question 1 + 1 but not 2 because two is the answer. Any one can voice out their views about what they think our father but they can not change the results of what God is doing in his ministry. Try telling those who are healed that they are not or maybe tell those who were jobless but are now working or maybe those who spent years of childless marriages and now have kids. OH NOOOOO! they will all slap you for being ignorant.


Prophet Bushiri is a true Prophet of God. From the first day I saw him on Prophetic Channel, I believed. And I took the privilege to travel from Copenhagen to Pretoria as an international visitor for him to pray for me because I was jobless and sick, after his prayers, the next day they started calling me from Denmark for a new job while I was still in Pretoria. I’m presently writing ✍️ from my workplace. I bless your God daddy MAJOR 1.

Gerald mapanga phiri

Thumb up my Oracle. The man of God, the sharpest prophet of our time

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