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CHURCH BUSINESS OR GOD’S GRACE? Popular Prophet In South Africa Spends $12 Million To Acquire His Mansion

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Shepherd Bushiri (born 20 February 1983 ) also known as Major 1 or Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is a Christian preacher, motivational speaker, author and businessman. He founded and leads a Christian non-denominational evangelical church known as the Enlightened Christian Gathering. The church has headquarters in Pretoria, South Africa with branches in other African countries and around the world. Tens of thousands of people are attracted to the church everyday. He describes the church as a Prophetic Ministry based on the principle that “God cares and loves people and wants to speak directly to them.”

Bushiri also runs a global investment company, Shepherd Bushiri Investments based in Sandton near Johannesburg with interests in mining, real estate, an airline and other entrepreneurial enterprises. According to Bushiri, he ventured into business to support his family as he does not believe the church must support his family.

The popular Pastor spends over 4.3billion naira on a mansion, shows off luxury cars. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who is arguably one of the richest pastors in Africa has just proved his worth by acquiring a house reportedly worth billions of Naira. The controversial preacher who is also the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church(ECG) in Malawi, seems to enjoy living a luxurious lifestyle.

Prophet Bushiri who already owns three private jets which he acquired in the space of two years, purchased a mansion reportedly worth $12million (about N4.3billion). A post showing the preacher, his wife and some of his exotic cars, was shared on Facebook by Zimbabwe Today, who asked their followers if they think giving tithes benefits their pastors.

Should we all venture into this church business? What do you think? Let us know Your thoughts in the comment section.

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