Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

The Great Awakening Youth Conference 2017

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The Great Awakening Youth Conference 2017 has attracted thousands of youths and young adults at the Blessing Centre, Emmasdale as they celebrate Youth Day.

With host Bishop Joe Imakando and Speakers Pastor Oscar Mumba (Bread of Life Church pastor for the Youth, Students and Young Adults); Pastor Bruce Msidi, Pastor Holy Mike; Pastor Patrick Osagie; Pastor Gladys Paswani.

From 10th - 13th March 2017

Time: Friday - 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs

Saturday to Monday - 08.00hrs to 18.00hrs.

Come and encounter your DIVINE LIFTING!

Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

2017 Great Awakening Youth Conference

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The Great Awakening Youth Conference 2017 has attracted thousands of youths and young adults at the Blessing Centre, Emmasdale as they celebrate Youth Day.

With host Bishop Joe Imakando and Speakers Pastor Oscar Mumba (Bread of Life Church pastor for the Youth, Students and Young Adults); Pastor Bruce Msidi, Pastor Holy Mike; Pastor Patrick Osagie; Pastor Gladys Paswani.

From 10th - 13th March 2017

Time: Friday - 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs

Saturday to Monday - 08.00hrs to 18.00hrs.

Come and encounter your DIVINE LIFTING!


Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Donation to Cheshire Homes Society of Matero

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Bread of Life church International this afternoon on 14th February 2017 had an opportunity to donate assorted goods to Cheshire Homes in Matero. On behalf of the Church, Bishop Joseph Imakando presented boxes of books, toys and wheel chairs to Cheshire Homes Society of Matero. The Bishop was accompanied by the church administrator Deacon Mutale, Pastor Cassidy Mwitwa and some women of integrity.

The 2nd of February 2017 recorded thousands of believers and well wishers to a meeting dubbed OPEN HEAVEN organised by the Council of African Apostles.

The Council of African Apostles have a heart for the African continent, among the presenters include Bishop Tudor Bismark, Bishop Joe Imakando, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare, Dr. Mensah Otabil, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, Bishop Archibald Cole to mention but a few.

Bishop Cole mentioned that Africa will carry the spirit of Elijah that will transform the African continent for better.

Dr. Otabil also stepped up talking about poverty and wealth. He mentioned that Africans should refuse to be poor wise men but should choose to be rich wise men. The Doctor also emphasized on the church to be heard in terms of policy making.

Prayers were offered for the continent of Africa to move in God’s Blessings, for wisdom and for protection of church leaders.


Bread of Life Church District Four donated blankets and bedside chairs to the surgical ward of the Matero First Level Hospital on the 14th of January 2017 in preparation for the prayer and fasting to begin on 17th by blessing the community. Present during the donation was Area Counsellor Mr. Elijar Makungu, District Four Pastors Jatoh Phiri, Chrispine Suya, Epho Chisulo, Hospital representative Sister Evelyn Nkata Tembo, other church leaders and women of Integrity Ministry.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00


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• I confess that 2017 is my year of divine lifting. The Lord will favor me with all round blessings which cannot be overlooked.
• I confess that in this season of divine lifting God will cause me to rise above every situation. God’s favour will lift me to the top.
• I confess that like Joseph I am coming out of the prison of humiliation and limitation into a place of promotion and elevation in Jesus Name.
• I confess that prosperity of God rests upon my life. My promotion is of the Lord not from man.
• I confess that in this season of divine elevation the Holy Spirit is framing everything, re-arranging and setting everything in order for my breakthrough promotion.
• I believe and confess that God’s plan is to prosper me and not to harm me. God’s plan is to elevate me and not to demote me.
• I confess that by the grace of God my life shall be of promotion and operating in higher dimensions. The kind of promotion that will take me from prison to the palace.
• I boldly confess that God anoints my mind to make good decisions. Every counsel taken against me and my well being shall not stand. My eyes are anointed to see new opportunities. In 2017 I shall walk in new doors. My promotion is at hand I am blessed and highly favored.
• I declare that 2017 is your year of divine lifting
• I declare that your time of promotion is at hand for the Lord will cause you to possess everything that the enemy stole from you.
• I declare that this new season of divine elevation will cause you to rise above situations. You will rise above failure, above criticism, above rejection, above false accusation.
• I declare that the anointing for elevation will break every hold of Satan and his demons over your life. You will overcome every road block of the enemy. You will be unstoppable.
• I declare that the favor of God will catapult you to the top.
• I declare that the testimony of the Lord in your life shall be of promotion and operating on a higher dimension

Sunday, 18 December 2016 00:00

Children Sunday

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The 18th December was a great Sunday for the Sunday school acording to the Bread of life Calendar. The children ministry ministered in different ways and Pastor Lizzy Banda preached durring the service.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 00:00


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"Mary, Did You Know?"

Mary, did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will calm the storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God.

Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know?..
Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know?..

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb!

Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
That sleeping child you're holding is the great I am.

Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know? Mary, did you know?..
Mary, did you know?

 Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) District one women of integrity were on Saturday 19th November, 2016 giving hampers to patients admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka.

The Coordinator Mrs Ruth Mwalusaka said the district had done a lot of activities in the past but lacked the element of hospital visitation.

She said district one which constitutes the southern part of Lusaka adopted UTH children’s ward AO7 and female cancer hospital since the year 2014.

“We visit the hospital once every year since 2014 and we chose AO7 children’s ward because children mean a lot to God. Jesus loved children as seen in Matthew 19:14. Children generally bring joy in our homes,” she said.

Mrs Mwalusaka added that most women at the cancer hospital come from far remote places and have no relatives to carter for their basic needs.

“These women are helpless and distressed, they need a brother or a sister to give them support. When they are referred to UTH they are basically by themselves with no one to give them hope, love and care,” she said.

And Jessica Banda, (26) of Kanyama compound in Lusaka who is nursing her 3year old daughter Emeldah Mulima thanked Bread of life church women for their remarkable kindness rendered to her and her daughter and the children’s ward at large.

“Most of us here have been admitted for several weeks and we are poor, we lack food and groceries. We are overwhelmed by what Bread of life women have done and we appreciate you for lending a helping hand and for praying for us and our children,” Ms Banda said.

Speaking on behalf of the women at the cancer hospital, Mirriam Chisanga (39) of Mufulira, Copperbelt province and Delilah Lyebeti (57) OF Choma, southern province also thanked BLCI women for their generosity.

“We are grateful for what BLCI women have done for us. Many churches do hospital visitation but few offer material support like you have brought for us. This is enormous and we will live to testify of what God has done through you. We feel remembered, loved and cared for,” they said.

And Mrs Mwalusaka urged churches and other Christian organizations to take up hospital visitation as part of their social responsibility so that the burden on the patients is lessened.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00


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Today the 23rd November 2016 marks the beginning of the prayer rally, the prayer rally will run from 23rd to 27th November 2016. All are invited to this special rally as the bible says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understand, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7".

Thursday, 10 November 2016 00:00

Bishop Joe Imakando lay the foundation stone

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The 5th November 2016 was a special day for Kasama Bread of life Branch , Bishop Joe Imakando had the privilege of laying the foundation stone for the construction of the Kasama Blessing Centre a multi- purpose modern church facility.Present during the ground breaking ceremony was His Royal Highness Chief Chitimukulu. It was the great moment for the church as they started a great journey, God will actualise the Building's blue print and all the glory will ascend to his throne.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:00

Nakonde Three Days of Power Conference 2016

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Sunday, 02 October 2016 00:00


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Bread of  life Church observes Bishop’s appreciation day,

Sunday 2nd October 2016 was a special day on the church’s

calendar. The church members took time to appreciate the Bishop for the great work He has been doing in the Lord. At the end of the service Bishop thanked the church for their greatfulness and said He was blessed pastoring

 a greatful church like bread of life, He went on saying if He  was asked the church He would like to pastor, He could still choose Bread of life church.

Happy Bishop’s Apreciation.

Sunday, 11 September 2016 00:00


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The men of destiny Sunday was held on 11th September 2016 in accordance with the church calendar,  it was the time for the men's ministry to minister during the Sunday services in all activities of the service. The ministry by the mass choirs was so great, the choir was composed of Pastors, Elders Deacons  and and other members.    

Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00


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The Sunday school were at the Zambia National Broadcasting cooperation on 24 September 2016 where they successfully recorded their program that was aired on ZNBC TV 3 on 9th October 2016 at 16:00 PM. The Children were ministering in Poems, Memory verses and Dances. 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:00

Word Explosion Breakthrough Conference 2016

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The Word Explosion conference was indeed a time for the word of God to explode in the lives of people. The conference recorded very high attendance starting from the first day 26th up to 30th August 2016 at the Blessing Centre in Emmasdale, Lusaka. Among the speakers was the host Bishop Joe Imakando and guest speakers, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Bishop Emmah Isong, Rev. Eastwood Anaba, Rev. Edmund Sackey –Brown, Rev. T Bossman, Rev. Isaac Zulu, Rev. S. Chisulo and Pastor F. Fumbiliwa. Music ministry was conducted by James Okon together with the mass choir from Bread of Life churches. Conference delegates came from all the ten provinces of Zambia and abroad such as the United States, London, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Malawi. Among the messages preached included: • Your hands, your basket and your store • The Presence of God • Philistines as hindrances • The laying of hands • Open heaven • How to Manage the Season • I’m taking hold of my territory • The Arrow of Breakthrough • How to pay an old family debt 2016, the year of Breakthrough from Stagnation, business limitations, ministry limitations, financial and all manner of limitations. Workshops were also held in order to specifically attend to the needs of women, men, couples, youth and young adults, intercession, praise and worship, leadership and missions. The spiritual lives of the people have gone up, as others received their breakthroughs, deliverance and healing, all in the name of Jesus. {gallery}explo2016{gallery}

Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:00

Deacons Retreat

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Today the 20th August 2016 Deacons gathered to review on their operations as the ministry and reflected on the way forward. Deacons are directly involved in the running of the church activities, to effectively execute their duties they have divided themselves in to different committees that will help the church in many ways.   

7th August 2016 was a Counseling Sunday according to Bread of Life Church calendar. Counselors ministered to the congregation in both the 07.00 hrs and 9.30 hrs services. Ministry leader Pastor Carol Kyakilika encouraged the congregation on a sermon entitled, 'A Sure Breakthrough from 2 Kings 3:8-18'. 1. God might use a method to break you through, the method God may use may not be the kind you are used to. The instructions to your breakthrough may be funny, you might not understand the method but do it 2. Do not settle for anything less than what is your potion, it is those who know what they want who will get what they want. 3. When you are misunderstood, stay true to your call do not allow misunderstanding to change your direction.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00

Breaking of Bread

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Sunday 31st July 2016 was the Breaking of Bread at Blessing Centre in Emmasdale.

Bishop Joe Imakando encouraged the congregation on the sermon, entitled, ‘The Believers Fringe Benefits.’

In the sermon, Bishop Imakando encouraged believers not to forget what the Lord has done for them. ‘The Lord healed us, gave us a job, a business, a child and protected us from all manner of evil attacks’.

In Psalm 103:1-5, ‘Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles’.

The following are the fringe benefits:

God’s forgiveness

God who heals our diseases

God redeems us from various pits: pre-mature death, armed robbers, witches and wizards.

God who crowns us with steadfast love and mercy

God who blesses us with good things

You may not have the fringe benefits from your employer but we have the best blessings from God.  

As the congregation took part in the Breaking of Bread, the emblems are symbols of God’s forgiveness, healing, mercy and the goodness of Lord.

Friday, 01 July 2016 00:00

The Purpose Driven Church model

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The Purpose Driven Church model was launched on 30th June 2016 at the Blessing Center, the meeting was organized by Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ). The purpose for the launch was to assist the Zambian church in establishing the Purpose Driven Church Model among the Zambian churches and reposition the church for the end time harvest, effective discipleship, church growth and relevance in the society. The gathering called for Presiding Bishops, Regional Bishops, Deputy Bishops, Superintendents, Church Overseers, Ministry Presidents, Secretary Generals of denominations, founding Senior Pastors of churches and ministries, committee members of the regional offices of the EFZ in districts, provinces and committee members of Ministers Fellowships across the country.

Dr. Rick Warren the pioneer, testified that 30 million copies of the book titled “Purpose Driven Church” has been sold and the principles found in the book have led to the transformation of many churches and nations across the globe. Currently, Rwanda is implementing Purpose Driven Nation Model making Kigali – the capital city, the cleanest city on the continent of Africa. There are wonderful testimonies of how lives and communities have been transformed by using the Purpose Driven Church model.

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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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