The six days of Prayer and Fasting program was concluded with Feet Washing, Holy Communion and the Anointing Service.

Friday, 17 January 2014 12:57

Prayer and Fasting 2014

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This year's Prayer and Fasting Programme will end with a prophetic service in the evening  that will include: Holy Communion, Anointing and feet washing.


This is an important programme for the church and it will be hosted by Bishop Joe Imakando and guest Pastor Dayo Akintunde.


Venue: Blessing Centre, corner of Vubu and Lumumba roads in Lusaka.


Time: 15.30hrs


The congregation is encouraged to participate!


2014: The year of Liberty - Leviticus 25:10





Bread of Life Church International is having a prayer and fasting period from 20th to 24th January 2010. Prayer is key to success and a praying church is a powerful church, hence Bread of Life puts emphasis on prayer and the need to fast.

Host Bishop Joe Imakando opened the prayer session by reading from Psalm 92:12, 'The righteuos will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.'

During this period there will be prayer services at church. Everyone is expected to take part in this spiritual exercise, Reverend Johnson Tsakpornu from Ghana will lead the church in prayer:


Wednesday to Friday:
Miss breakfast and lunch, have a light meal in the evening.

Prayer sessions at church start from 06.00AM to 07.15AM and 17.30PM – 19.30PM

Prayer sessions at church start from 08.00AM - 16.00PM. Total fast until 16PM.


Bread of Life Church International had an awesome prayer and fasting period which started from 20th to 24th January 2010.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:42

Prayer and Fasting

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There will be Prayer and Fasting starting from Wednesday 18th to 21st January 2012 with guest Pastor Dayo Akintunde. Every Bread of Life member is encouraged to participate in this important programme.


Wednesday to Friday:

Miss breakfast and lunch, have a light meal in the evening.


Prayer sessions at church start from 06.00hrs to 07. 15hrs and 17.30hrs – 19.30hrs


Prayer sessions at church start from 08.00hrs - 16.00hrs


Wednesday, 14 January 2009 06:52

Prayer and Fasting

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The Prayer and Fasting Period has commenced, January 14th to 18th 2009, its being conducted by Bishop Joseph Imakando with guest speaker Rev. Michael Adefarasin of Action Chapel - Benin.

For Prayer points and guidance, read more below:

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:18

Praise and Worship Sunday

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An atmosphere of worship and praise filled the church as Bread of life church on Sunday 18th October held a Praise and Worship Sunday. This is a Sunday which is dedicated to the music ministry on the church calendar.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 14:16

Post- Election Thanksgiving Service

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Bishop Joe Imakando was among the clergy who led in prayers at the Interdenominational post-election thanks giving church service organized by the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) and Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka on Sunday 9th October 2011.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 08:50

Pastors Appreciation Sunday

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Above: Pastors being appreciated by church members during the Pastors Appreciation Sunday

Whatever you do not appreciate will depreciate, whoever you don’t honour will never bless you, Bread of Life Church dedicated a day to honour the men and women that God has raised to help the visionary Bishop Imakando in the Lords vine yard.

5th December 2010 was Pastors Appreciation Sunday, the Pastors have been a blessing to many in the church and the community as they work with the people in various capacities as ministry leaders or as District Pastors.

Rev. Patrick Simushi preaching during the the Pastors Appreciation Sunday service
Preaching during the service was Western Province Bread of Life Overseer Reverend Patrick Simushi who said Pastors have always been there for us, they are there when we celebrate, when we have funerals and in times when we need counsel they are usually on hand. They stand in the gap for us and sacrifice there time for us. Due to what they do for us the Bible says such people deserve double honour.
Many came forward to appreciate and honour the men and women of God.


Tuesday, 01 December 2009 13:31

Pastors Appreciation Sunday

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There will be a Pastor's Appreciation Sunday on the 6th of December 2009 at Emmasdale Bread of Life church International.

Come and appreciate God's gift to us.

Be Blessed!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 08:59

Pastoral Transfers

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Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) has made transfers of pastors in provincial Churches.  

Pastor Peter Lungu has been moved to Chipata main Church from Chingola in an acting capacity as provincial overseer for Eastern province replacing the late Rev. Nicholas Mumba.

Meanwhile Pastor Simon Phiri has been moved to Kabwe from Chimwemwe branch which has been taken over by trainee pastor, Br. Jacob Ntuntu. Pastor Gideon Kapafu who was in Kabwe is the new pastor for Chingola branch.

In North Western province Pastor Limpo Mubita has been moved from Kabompo to Kasempa taking over  from Pastor Valentine Madichi who has replaced Pastor Gilbert Kapumo in Zambezi. And Pastor Gilbert Kapumo is now in charge of a fellowship in Chavuma. Kabompo branch  is now under Pastor Paul Yonkola who was a Youth pastor at Solwezi main Church.

Pastor Teddy Mundia has been swapped from Chirundu to Kanyama with Pastor Tanny Hambalo,  respectively. The transfers were made with effect from January 2009.

Monday, 07 December 2009 11:01

Pastor's Appreciation Sunday

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“What you do not appreciate will definitely depreciate, what you Honour will open doors to your inheritance”. Bread of Life church International on Sunday 7th December 2009 held a Pastors appreciation service, which was a time of appreciating God’s gift to the people.
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 07:23

Overseers and Pastor’s Retreat

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The Overseers and Pastor's retreat took place from 9th -12th April 2013 at the Blessing Centre.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:33

Overseers and Pastors Anointing Service

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Bread of Life Church International held a special retreat from 14th to 16th March 2012 for overseers and pastors at the newly opened Blessing Centre in Lusaka.

The retreat is a special gathering where all pastors in Bread of Life Church gather to receive special teachings such as portraits of a leader, strategic prayers, life of a pastor to mention but a few.


The Overseers for Copperbelt North (Reverend Kangwa Mumba), Copperbelt South (Rev. George Chanda), Western (Rev Patrick Simushi), Northern (Rev Mponela), Central (Rev Phiri) Eastern (Rev Peter Lungu) and Southern Province (Rev Makiseni Bambe) presented ministry reports on behalf of their branch churches.


On the last day of the retreat, Presiding Bishop Joe Imakando taught on ‘preaching that impacts’. Thereafter, he conducted an anointing service where he prayed for every pastor present and declared increase in their various branch churches and ministries.



Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:29

Overseers and Pastor's Retreat

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The Bread of Life Church International overseers and pastor's retreat took place at the Blessing Centre in Emmasdale, Lusaka.

Monday, 04 January 2010 12:15

Overnight Praise and Worship Concert

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31st December 2009 marked the end of a very powerful year packed with greater manifestations of the Lord and saw the birth of the season of fruitfulness.

Monday, 04 January 2010 12:15

Overnight Praise and Worship Concert

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31st December 2009 marked the end of a very powerful year packed with the greater manifestations of the Lord and saw the birth of the season of fruitfulness.

Thursday, 08 September 2011 07:26

Ordination Sunday

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Sunday 4th September 2011 Bread of Life International Word Explosion Conference was also characterized by ordination of four pastors as reverends.

Bishop Imakando has ordained the four pastors as reverends from the following Bread of Life branch churches: Pastor Simon Phiri (Kabwe), Pastor Peter Lungu (Chipata), Pastor Makiseni Bambe (Livingstone) and Pastor Shadreck Chisulo (Emmasdale main).

The Bishop informed the congregation to now receive these pastors as reverends: Eastern Province overseer as Rev. Peter Lungu whereas Southern Province overseer is ordained as Rev. Makiseni Bambe. Central province overseer is now ordained as Rev. Simon Phiri and Lusaka province overseer is ordained as Rev. Shadreck Chisulo.

Bishop Imakando handing over Holy Bibles 


Bishop Imakando (r) praying for the newly ordained reverends. Behind them are the Bread of Life Church reverends: Rev Kangwa Mumba (Kitwe - Copperbelt North), Rev Patrick Simushi (Mongu - Western Province), Rev Mponela (Kasama - Northern Province), Rev Isaac Zulu (Solwezi - North Western Province) and Rev George Chanda (Ndola - Copperbelt South) 


 Bishop Imakando laying hands during the ordination service  Already ordained reverends blessing the new ones


From right: Bishop Imakando, Rev Bambe Makiseni, Rev Simon Phiri, Rev Shadreck Chisulo & Rev Peter Lungu


Bishop Imakando praying for newly ordained Couples and Marriage Ministry Chairperson, Elder Chilambwe

 Sister Media Mweemba being ordained as pastor



Over 8,000 people attended the jubilee night of prophetic release through declarations, prayer and worship to celebrate Zambia’s 50 years of independence.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010 08:11

One Day of Power in Malawi

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Bishop Joe Imakando held a One Day of Power Conference in Lilongwe the capital city of Malawi. The meeting was a power packed session full of Gods move and power.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can one become a Member of BLCI?
To start with, one has to give his or her life to the Lord that is to be born again. After this, one has to through a foundation class which basically aims at grounding the newly born again believer to the basic Christian principles. On completion, of the foundation class one goes through the waters of baptism after which one qualifies to be a member of Bread of Life Church International and will then be encouraged to join one of the many ministries the church has.
What organization is BLCI Affiliated to?
Bread of Life Church is affiliated to the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, which fellowship was established in 1964 for the purpose of providing fellowship among the evangelical missionaries serving in Zambia.
When was Bread of Life Church founded?
Bread of Life Church International was founded on 13th September 1992 with a vision of bringing thousands into the kingdom of God. The church, then located on plot 136 Chinyunyu road in Emmasdale had a congregation of 120.
Who is the Presiding Bishop of BLCI?
Bishop Imakando is currently the Presiding Bishop of Bread of life Church International. He also happens to be the founder of Bread of Life Church in August 1992, when while in Lagos Nigeria God gave him the vision that led to the birth of Bread of life Church International.

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