Gabola Church bishop Tsietsi Makiti commands a congregation of over 15 000 members who are so devout that they only leave the church late at night after a day of fervent worship.
The bishop is to be ordained as ‘Pope of Africa’ this weekend in Evaton North. His particular type of sermon is unique because he chooses taverns and shebeens as his places of worship.
The SA Council of Churches called the church a “cult and disgrace to Christianity” and was a symptom of the "end of times".
Briefly.co.za learned that Makiti maintains that he is preaching to the "missing middle" and the word of God would otherwise not reach them. The fact that they enjoy their favorite drink while listening to his sermons is irrelevant according to the bishop according to the citizen.co.za.
The co-founder of the church and Mikiti's executive personal assistant, Nigel Lehapa, says that ntheir records shown that their membership is in excess of 15 000.
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