Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa: Biography, Age, Family Life & Net Worth

Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa: Biography, Age, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth: Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa is a renowned prophet from Zimbabwe. He is the senior pastor and founder of the United Family International Church [U.F.I.C] and is very popular for his controversial miracles and prophecies.

Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa
Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa

Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa Biography

On December 25, 1977, Emmanuel Shingirai Makandiwa was born. Emmanuel was raised in a Christian environment, and his parents founded the first church in Muzarabani. and after moving to Muzarabani [in Mashonaland Central Province], his family focused on cotton, grain, and other agricultural cultivation. His father taught him how to farm as the eldest in a family of five; from planting and crop management to maintaining their farming tractor, he grew up to become his father’s right-hand man on their farm.

Emmanuel’s were financial partners with a Harare-based evangelical organization led by the late Evangelist P.D. Chiweshe. They actively sponsored several crusades in Muzarabani. This repeated exposure to Christianity heightened Emmanuel’s interest. He began preaching at an early age, and his pastor at the time would allow him to minister even during the big Sunday services.

After graduating from high school, Emmanuel went to work full-time on his father’s farm.  He started having visions and hearing God speak to him. These visions were God telling him about upcoming events and how He planned to use him.  His father claimed that the supernatural manifestations did not surprise him. This was because an angel already told him that Emmanuel would be a prominent pastor.

They also claimed God once caught Emmanuel in a supernatural vision while sleeping under a shade at their farm one afternoon. The shade he was sleeping under caught fire, but by some miracle, the wooden shade was not burnt. Witnesses say they rushed to the scene with buckets of water to put out the fire, only to see Emmanuel sleeping in the shade without a scratch or burn.

Emmanuel claimed that during this time, the Lord revealed to him his ministry and what was about to happen through him. The supernatural manifestations increased after that day, and he then heeded the call of God as a full-time minister.

Education

Prophet Emmanuel had three failed attempts at enrolling in Bible school in Harare. Eventually,  Living Waters Theological Seminary him. This is where he received a diploma in theology in 2002.

Family Life

Emmanuel Makandiwa married Ruth Makandiwa. He married her before venturing into full-time ministry.

Ruth has been his ministry partner and co-founder of UFIC since then. She also oversees the Victorious Ladies women’s ministry and Agape Family Care. These two ministries are the ministry’s charity arm.

They have five children together.

Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth Makandiwa

Ministry

After his graduation, the pastoral board of his church, Apostolic Faith Mission [AFM] then deployed Emmanuel to Matebele land. Here, he served as an assistant pastor. Later, the church gave him an assembly to pastor in Shangani.

In 2004, they moved him to How Mine Assembly, and then to Chitungwiza. His powerful preaching drew people from all across Chitungwiza and Harare to the Assembly.

Makandiwa launched a non-denominational ministry called the United Family Interdenominational Ministries while he was in Chitungwiza. He began by conducting lunch-hour gatherings in the Harare CBD, and eventually moved on to hosting mid-week sessions. Their inaugural meeting, held at the Anglican Cathedral in Harare’s CBD, drew a large crowd and resulted in a large overflow.

Due to huge numbers, they moved the meetings to State Lottery Hall, which is next to the Harare Town House. However, the numbers continued to swell. People from his church and other churches attended his meetings, and these meetings were characterised by overflows. It compelled them to look for another bigger auditorium and so they moved to Harare City Sports Centre.

United Family International Church [U.F.I.C]

In 2008, the United Family International Church [U.F.I.C] started at the Harare City Sports Centre. Tens of thousands of people attended this service. Since then, U.F.I.C has grown into a mega-church with over 70,000 people attending the Sunday Services. It has branches in almost every province in Zimbabwe.  It officially opened its first international branch in South Africa in 2014.

Net Worth

Emmanuel Makandiwa has a net worth of $150 million.

Social Media

You can follow Prophet Makandiwa on any of the following social media platforms:

Instagram: @emmanuelmakandiwa

Facebook: @Prophet Makandiwa

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  1. I have longed to get in touch with Pastor Promise because he has a similar service like me: Interpretation. I would like to visit their Church in Zimbabwe but through him. I am an old woman, but an Elder in our church. I would be very glad to get communication from him. Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa is one of my youngest heroes, I watch him every week. May God continue to bless you all.

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