Businessman Philip Chiyangwa’s daughter, Stephanie, who is based in the UK has set up her church ministry. Called Stephanie Chiyangwa Ministries, it hopes to share the Gospel and to demonstrate the Love of Christ. “Our message is one of Hope and living a healthy, successful and fulfilled life as we believe this is God’s agenda for all his children.
Stephanie said , “As I am now in full time ministry I am grateful to God for his faithfulness and also for providing the right team and mentor. For every vision there is a provision. I just want to run my race and God has been faithful thus far.”
Stephanie is a published author and is also the founder of Help Us Help Ourselves Charity organisation. Her charity aims to get rid of poverty through individual empowerment and community development.
However, she has recently been denying that her ministry is a church, a denial which has created considerable controversy since the words “ministry” and “church” are used interchangeably to refer to Christian gatherings.
She said : “There is difference between starting a church and going into full time ministry! For those concerned I will clarify this, I am an itinerant minister, I don’t have a church, I don’t collect offerings and tithes from anyone, all I do is go round preaching the true Gospel of my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ to those I am called to.
“It is called the great commission. I also have mentors and Pastors I submit to and I am a member of a church, not a Pastor, I have studied myself approved! I hope everyone has a great Sunday and instead of looking to judge and criticise what God is doing in people’s lives focus on obtaining a true relationship with God.”