The Assemblies of God Church has been operating in Zimbabwe for more than sixty years. We came about as a result of missionary efforts of various American, European and Southern African churches that co-operated together after the Azusa Street experience of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in America.
They built one of the first Pentecostal churches of this country in the fifties. Notable among these co-operative efforts was the South African strand of the Assemblies of God church that was being championed by Reverend John Bond (a white man from South Africa) and Reverend Nicholas Bhengu (a black man also from South Africa) who emphasised self-development of the Church in Southern Africa.
Our evangelism strategy was “Africa Back to God”, carried out through Evangelism Crusades one of which was launched in Harare in 1959 by Rev Nicholas Bhengu.
We are also a member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe which is a co-operative grouping of evangelical churches that work together to strengthen the voice of the church in the nation. We continue to evangelise the country with a view to saving the lost souls from sin through the power of the gospel and the Holy Spirit at work in men to change their lives for godliness.
It emphasises that salvation is more than a preparation for heaven only. We have established offices across the country.
These are information centres for brethren to access and co-ordinate activities across their local assemblies in a given area. Other operational arms of the church include the National Projects Board which oversees development work for the local funded projects and those that are externally funded.