Saturday, 30 April 2016 00:00

Overseers and Pastors Retreat 2016

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It has been a great Overseers and Pastor's retreat. Last night marked the end of the retreat that started on Monday 25th April 2016. The last session was so powerful Bishop Imakando prayed for the leaders and anointed them.

Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:00


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Bread of Life Men of Destiny spent their time at Mwembeshi where they had a church service with prisoners. The church service was held in the chapel built by the Prison Fellowship of Zambia. The service was so powerful characterized by songs of praise from the prisoner's choir, the singing was well coordinated such that you could hear the harmony. Most of the men who visited this place had their countenance down when they just saw the prisoners but lightened the by the powerful praise and gained the strength to join the choir in dancing and singing. Pastor Luther Maseko took time to encourage the prisoners on a subject entitle, "LIFE BEYOND LIMITS"
Gen 37:1-11, Gen 39:20-22, Gen 41:41 He went on to speak on the aspect of the parents, people, the pit, the prison and the palace beyond the limits. At the end of the service Chief Elder Banda on behalf of the church and the Men of Destiny ministry handed over to the officer in charge on behalf of the inmates 130 chairs for the chapel, Chickens, bathing soap, Sugar, Bread and some other groceries. Prisoners expressed happiness and thanked the church for its effort to support them. The station officer in charge also thanked the church on behalf of the government of Zambia and encouraged all the believers and the general public to spare some time to visit prisoner even when they do not have much to give them but just a visit will be an encouragement to the inmates. In the closing remarks Pastor Muyumbana the leader of men of destiny assured the inmates and station officer that the church will be committed to the call to help the inmates and other vulnerable people in society. Most of the men of destiny bought the prison fellowship membership card which will give them access to visit any prison without any restriction.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Bishop Imakando Launches Windhoek BLCI

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Excitement and a sense of destiny characterized the launching of Bread of Life Church International in Windhoek, Namibia our 13th international branch during the Three Days of Power Conference slated for 1st to 3rd April 2016. The launch was held at a primary school hall which was packed to capacity as Bishop Joe Imakando ministered the word titled, ‘Unceasing Breakthroughs’. Bishop Joe Imakando and Rev. Makiseni Bambe ordained Elder Stanley Lyatumba who has been spearheading the church plant as the new pastor, to the jubilation of the congregation. The conference and Saturday morning breakfast meeting was attended by various ministers of the gospel including Apostle Haroona Goroh and Prophetess Titi Goroh.

Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00

The 2016 Easter Conference

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It is time for breakthrough from stagnation, financial limitations, ministry limitations and from all manner of limitations.

This 2016 Easter Conference Easter with Bishop Joe Imakando and host Apostle Miracle Williams.

Date: 25th - 28th March, 2016

Time: Friday - 16.00hrs

Saturday to Monday 10.30 - 13.00hrs (Morning Sessions); 16.00hrs - 18.30(Evening Sessions)

 Be blessed and admission is FREE!

As the prayer and fasting came to an end for the Bread of life church Bishop Imakando encouraged the church to give an offering for the poor and those who are Sick. The offering will be used to pay school fees and buy food them, Bishop has declared this week as the week for giving to the poor. Bread of life church takes care of the poor and people living with HIV through the Home based care ministry. 

Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

Prayer and Fasting 2016

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Join Bread of Life Church family for an important event in the 2016 calendar to pray and fast for the church, nation and family.

With host Bishop Joe Imakando and guest Pastor Dayo Akintunde.

2 Chronicles 7:14, ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land’.

Everyone is welcome!

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00

2016 Confessions and Declarations

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1.    I receive God’s anointing for my breakthrough in every area of my life. By faith I take authority over every obstacle on my way.
2.    I believe and confess that this year I will encounter blessings that will bring the best out of me. The Lord will favor me with all around blessings which cannot be overlooked
3.    I confess that all my hidden blessings are being exposed by the Lord. That the blessings of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no sorrow to it. For the Lord causes me to be blessed everywhere I go.
4.    I confess that breakthrough is coming into my life and will cause me to overtake. For the day of the Lord’s favor is upon me. My best days are around the corner.
5.    I confess that what am going through shall not stop me from where He is taking me. I am marked for continuous breakthroughs.
6.    I confess that I shall hear His voice at every cross road as He leads me in the path I should go. I bless God because every Red Sea of impossible situations in my life is turning around for my favor and my good.
7.    I boldly confess that the year of my breakthrough has come. I will not be stagnant any longer. Doors of opportunity will open before me. I will walk in uncommon favor.
8.    I confess that by faith I receive God’s grace to see transformation in every area of my life. By faith I receive a new name. A name that will signify my breakthrough. I am blessed and highly favored.

1.    I boldly declare that God is in charge for all that concerns me. Every mountain of impossibility will turn around for my breakthrough, in the Name of Jesus.
2.    I declare that this year all my hidden blessings will be exposed in Jesus Name
3.    I boldly declare that I resist everything that tries to stop me from reaching my goal. I declare that am beginning well in 2016 and I will finish well.
4.    I declare that I will not go back to my old name but shall move on from glory to glory. My life will bring a testimony to the name of Jesus Christ.
5.    I declare that I receive grace to put away immature behavior and grow more into my new name. My eyes are open to the deeper things of God in Jesus Name
6.    I declare that God is my source of breakthrough and causes me to rise above every situation. I am more than a conqueror in Jesus Name.

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00

2016 - Year of Breakthrough

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Genesis 32:22-28

Vs. 26 - Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

  • Breakthrough originates from God
  • There is a price to pay for breakthrough
  • Breakthrough will usher you into a blessing
Friday, 18 March 2011 09:32

Youth Sunday

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The Youth and Students’ Ministry, also known as the Joshua Generation (JG), was ministering in all the three Sunday services, at Bread of Life Church in Emmasdale, Lusaka, on 13th March, 2011. This day was given to the young people to show case their God given gifts, as well as submitting a report on what the Youth Ministry had achieved from the year 2010 goals.
The day was rejoiced through preaching, praise and worship, and entertainment. The church was blessed,as evidenced by the unprecedented God’s presence, characterized by deep spiritual insight from the young generation.
And it was highlighted from the report that the year 2010 had been eventful for the Youth Ministry with so many activities, including hosting of a provincial Youth Conference attended by 3000 youths from all over the country. Others were, joint revival meetings, sports outing, overnights, prayer summits and leadership workshops. Apart from sharing spiritual support, the youths sponsored ten of their colleagues, with school fees, in the year under review.

Friday, 18 December 2009 10:19

Yes I can – Bishop Emmah Isong

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After the faith conference in Kitwe Bishop Emmah Isong was at Emmasdale Bread of Life church on 11th December 2009.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:28

Worship Sunday

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It was a joyous moment for the congregation as they worshiped God together with members of the Praise Team who ministered in praise and worship, word of exhortation and giving of announcements.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 14:41

Words of Comfort

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Tuesday 28th October 2014 was a sad day for Zambia. It was a day the Republican President Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata passed on.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 07:01


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Word Explosion 2012

The five-day annual conference began on Wednesday 29th August to Sunday 2nd September, 2012 at the Blessing Center, head quarters of BLCI, Lusaka, under the theme: “Encountering Divine Performance”. The conference which was characterized by life transforming messages attracted close to ten thousand people both local and neighbouring countries.


Delegates from Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia were among those who travelled long distances to come and tap into God’s extraordinary blessings at Bread of Life Church.


During the opening, the host and presiding, Bishop Joe Imakando, assured the congregation that the Word Explosion would equip them for divine performance before entering a new season.


“This conference will be used as a tool for ushering us into a new season and when that season comes, it will bring the grace to empower us for prosperity”. The Bishop declared.

Bishop Imakando invited Bishop Mark Kariuki (Kenya), Bishop Tudor Bismark (Zimbabwe), Apostle J. Mwingira (Tanzania), Dr. David Molapo (South Africa), as guest speakers. Local preachers included, Rev Kangwa Mumba, Rev Patrick Simushi and Pastor Andrew Kumwenda.


Bishop Imakando, on Saturday evening, preached a sermon entitled: Entering a New Season and reaffirmed that the time to enter a new season had come. He also told the congregation to get ready for new blessings in the month of September when BLCI will clock 20 years of ministry.


The Bishop expounded on four major points that would show a new season for the church had drawn near:


1. The nature of a season; a new season means the unused and attractive phase has come. As we enter a new season God will put a new garment on us and we will smell good with new aroma.

2. The signs of the season; how can we understand that we have entered a new season?

We have encountered fierce opposition and attack from the enemy. But the devil is a liar.

Our prayer level has increased. God is using prayer to counteract our enemy.  The spirit of God has raised a standard and we are assured of victory. We cannot fail when God is on our side. No weapon formed against us shall prevail.

Every Sunday a large number of people have been receiving salvation.

On daily basis several people come to tour the Blessing Center to look at the new structure.

There has been a prophetic utterance that we shall be a church of thousands.

3. The power of the season; it will provide environment of God’s favour and you will progress. There shall be no opposition to stop you. Heaven is working with you for the favour of God’s has come.

4. How do we respond to our new season; some people may have doubts for the new season but we shall see it. Your unbelief cannot not stop God from what He is about to do in your life:

Be expectant that God will move on your behalf.

Ride on God’s favour; do what the occasion demands.

Do what you have never done before; Solomon gave offering and he entered a season of wisdom and honour.

Be sensitive to prompting of Holy Spirit.

Seize doors of opportunity, they seldom knock twice.

Confess the favour of God that you are entering a New Season.





Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:24

Word Explosion Conference 2012

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Do not miss 'The word Explosion Conference' with host & speaker Bishop Joe Imakando


Guest Speakers:

  • Bishop Tudor Bismark
  • Bishop Mark Kariuki
  • Apostle J Mwinjra
  • Dr. Mamikie & Dr. David Mulapo... And many, many more

Date: 29th August to 2nd September 2012


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


Time: Wednesday 29th August 2012 at 17.30

From 30th August to 2nd September 2012 8.30hrs to 13:00hrs (Morning sessions)

14:00hrs to 20:00hrs (Afternoon and Evening sessions)


Call: 260 211 244492 or 260 977 422 968, 0977 784  936


Registration: FREE, FREE

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 06:58


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Thousands Experience Eight Days of Unprecedented Blessing at Word Explosion.

Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) experienced an explosive Word Explosion Conference that changed the lives of thousands of people as evidenced by the outpouring of unprecedented blessings God had in store for them in the year 2011. Moreover, it was the first time the conference was held at the Blessing Centre, for eight consecutive days from Sunday 28th August to Sunday 4th September 2011. Many contacted the never experienced, seen or happened unprecedented blessing which was the theme for the conference.

                                                      Bishop Joe Imakando, speaking to the congregation
When opening the conference BLCI presiding Bishop Joe Imakando promised the congregation that they would tap into unprecedented blessings as they were being ministered to at the conference. The Bishop dubbed the conference, the first fruit as it was the first conference to be held at the centre.
And when the Bishop preached from Deuteronomy 1:6-11 with a message titled: A THOUSAND TIMES MORE he assured that once the Blessing Centre was completed the auditorium would attract thousands of people from everywhere. The Bishop challenged the church that it was time to reallocate from a 2,000 auditorium at Emmasdale church to a 10,000 auditorium at the Blessing Center.

 BLCI ClergyThe pulpit area
Delegates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and the United States of America (U.S.A) were among many people who travelled from afar to come and experience God's extraordinary blessings. And among the speakers were the host Bishop Joe Imakando, Bishop Tudor Bismark (Zimbabwe), Bishop Frank Appiah (U.S.A), Rev. George Adeboye (Nigeria), Apostle Siwale (Lift Him Up) and local preachers: Reverend George Chanda, Rev Elias Mponela, Pastor Peter Lungu, Pastor Bambe Makiseni and Pastor Steve Musonda. 

Bishop Tudor Bismark ( Zimbabwe) was among the speakers at the Word Explosion 2011

Bishop Frank Appiah (U.S.A) preaching during the conference

Reverend Adeboye commonly known as "The walking Bible" because of his ability to quote and recite scripture took the conference to another level when he preached and taught with authority and clarity.

The congregation during the Conference 

Salvation: On Sunday 4th September Bishop Frank Appiah led about 37 people who accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. 

Bishop Tudor Bismark praying for the Pastors

The congregation was blessed in music by various Blci choirs throughout the country, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) choir, Presly (Zimbabwe) and Jojo Mwangaza.  

Praise Team

DRC Choir


Musician Jojo Mwangaza (Middle) ministering during the conference


Workshops were conducted for the Men of Destiny, Women of Integrity, Youth, Praise Team, Intercession and Missions. The purpose of the workshop is to address the needs of various groups of the church. 

  Youth workshop

Summary of messages:

Kindly make an order of these and many more conference messages by calling +260 211 220188

Beware of Pride
Speaker: Bishop Joe Imakando
1Chronicles 21:1-13

Many have fallen due to pride. As you going to experience unprecedented blessing there’s need to prepare, lest you are tempted by the enemy. Say get behind me Satan instead lift the name of the Lord. Don’t take pride in material things but in God.

David yielded to the temptation, God was displeased with David and David’s repentance. 

Why the Blessing Centre
Speaker: Bishop Joe Imakando
Exodus 25:8

It represents His promise, a place where His presence will be manifested
Represents His witness to the world (will speak of His glory), represents provision, represents God’s protection 

How to prepare for unprecedented blessings
Speaker: Rev. George Adeboye
2Timothy 3:4

As a Christian, you don’t have to be familiar with the word of God. The word stimulates growth, gives knowledge and guidance.
How do you prepare for unprecedented blessings: Read, hear, speak, study, meditate, know and do the word of God.  
Understanding Blessing.
Speaker: Rev. George Adeboye
2Timothy 8:11

Misconception about the blessing: Expecting God to bless you in the way you want. That you will be blessed regardless of the church or authority, blessing is mostly material things (greatest form of blessing is not in material from).
The source of wealth is not money but an idea. Ask God for wisdom.

The Purpose of a Blessing.
Speaker: Rev. George Adeboye
Leviticus 25:21

When God blesses you, there is a reason: To express His love and goodness, to show us that He cares for us, to help us lay a foundation for the future, so that we can recover from the losses of the future, for people to see God as He is 
The highest form of a Blessing/How to be a Blessing

Speaker: Rev. George Adeboye
The reason God blesses us is to make us to be a blessing. The greatest blessing is when you become a blessing. That is when you help somebody. Be a giver. We need to sacrifice, give joyfully, generously and constantly.
The Power of the prophetic word
Speaker: Rev. George Adeboye
Ezekiel 12:25-28

The prophetic word is: an insight into the will of God, proclamation of the word of God, revelation in an unprecedented power, weapon against fear.

The environment of Blessings
Speaker: Bishop Appiah
1Samuel 10.1-12

You should surround yourself with people who are purpose driven, people who have the desire and talent to produce something on earth, progressive minded people
God will make you laugh
Speaker: Bishop Appiah
Genesis 17:1-5; 15-17

When God gives you a promise, there’s always a process – a purpose of preparation because God knows where you are going. God processes us to develop character, faith, to prepare for manifestation and to work on our attitude. God visited Sarah and kept His promise.
Failure is not Final
Speaker: Bishop Appiah
Mark 16:1-8

God will have grace on your life, never give up, there is hope for you. God will give you another chance. Failure lives with us; it is never final and does not change your status with God. Failure is not final.
Walk Off Your Map

Speaker: Bishop Appiah
Hebrews 11.8

The Golden Age
Speaker: Bishop Tudor Bismark
Mark 4:30

Keys to Prophetic Prosperity
Speaker: Bishop Tudor Bismark
Deuteronomy 15, 8:7, Proverbs 3.8-10, Genesis 30.49

Ressurection Takes Place on Your Last Day
Speaker: Bishop Tudor Bismark
2Chronicles 20.20


This year's Word Explosion was very uplifting and life changing.

Be Blessed!


Tuesday, 06 September 2011 08:47


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Attending this year's Word Explosion conference was an encounter that changed the lives of many people as evidenced by the outpouring of God's unprecedented blessings He had in store for Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) in the year 2011. Moreover, it was for the first time we had the conference held at a new 10, 000 sitter church building called the Blessing Center in Lusaka for eight consecutive days from Sunday 28th August to Sunday 4th September 201

 Bishop Joe Imakando Preaching during the World Explosion conference
  Reverand George Adeboye preaching during the conference
  Bishop Farnk Apiah (U.S.A) preaching during the conference
 Bishop Tudor Bismark ( Zimbabwe) was among the Speakers at Word explosion 2011

Delegates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and the United States of America (U.S.A) were among many people who travelled from afar to come and experience God's extraordinary blessings. . 
When opening the conference BLCI presiding Bishop Joe Imakando declared to  the congregation that they would tap into unprecedented blessings as they were being ministered to at the conference. And when the Bishop preached from Deuteronomy 1:6 with a message titled: A THOUSANDS TIMES MORE he declared that once the Blessing Center was complete the auditorium would attract thousands of people from everywhere. The Bishop challenged the church that it was time to reallocate from a 2,000 auditorium at Emmasdale church to a 10,000 auditorium at the Blessing Reverand Goerge adeboye commonly known as "The walking Bible" Because of his ability to qoute and recite scriptures took the conference to another level   when he preched and taught with authority and clarity.This years Word Explosion was very uplifitng and life changing.

 bishop Frank Appiah praying for people
  Musician Jojo Mwangaza (Middle) ministering during the conference
  Part of the congregaton at Word explosion 2011

Thursday, 03 September 2009 07:13

Word Explosion Conference 2009

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On 29th August to 1st September, Bread of Life Church International held the annual Word Explosion Conference for five explosive days, under the Theme “A season of Manifestation”.

Tuesday, 04 August 2009 09:26

Word Explosion Conference 2009

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It's your season of Manifestation!
  • Date: 28th August to 1st September 2009
  • Venue: Bread of Life Church International, Lusaka
  • Time: Friday 28th August 17:30hrs; From Saturday 29th to 1st September
  • 08:30hrs to 13:00hrs - Morning Sessions
  • 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs - Afternoon Sessions and Evening Sessions
  • Registration: FREE, FREE, FREE!
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:42

Word Explosion at Blessing Centre

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This year's Word Explosion will be held at the Blessing Centre. With the theme, 'Contacting Unprecedented Blessings!'

Date: 28th August to 4th September 2011

Venue: Blessing Centre, Corner  Lumunba and Vubu Roads, Emmasdale Lusaka

Host and speaker: Bishop Joe Imakando

Speakers: Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Rev. George Adeboye, Bishop Frank and many others.

Time: Sunday 28th August 07:00hrs
         Monday – Saturday 8.30hrs – 13.00hrs (Morning Session
                                     14.30-20.00hrs Afternoon and Evening Session

Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:29

Word Explosion 2014

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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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