Nearly a week after Reinhard Bonnke’s death, so many around our world are still celebrating the evangelist, best known for his decades of preaching in Africa, a ministry in which he saw more than 79 million saved.
His successor, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda announced on Thursday that preparations are underway for a Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of the deceased.
This will happen on Saturday, January 4, 2020 (11:00 AM, ET) at Faith Assembly of God, 9307 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32825.
Authoring 40 books, Bonnke was memorialized by his ministry with this quote: “Let my mortal lips preach the eternal gospel, and my mortal hands build your eternal kingdom – to the glory of the father.”
At one of the largest meetings in Lagos, Nigeria, 1.6 million attendees heard him preach in Nov. 2000. He had a dream that God was covering Africa with the blood of Christ before his ministry exploded, holding massive meetings with a platform and speakers outdoors.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who is Muslim, paid tribute to the evangelist, calling his death a “great loss to Nigeria, Africa, and entire world” because his crusades “strongly accentuated the message of Jesus Christ and his vision and zeal for the salvation of souls clearly helped the world in understanding the power of love and kindness as universal language.”