Bread of Life Church District four visited Matero and George Health Centres, to offer patients and management moral support, share the love of God and donate 140 blankets, cleaning detergents and mops.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:00

BLCI Conducts Baptism Service

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With a mission of “Bringing thousands into the kingdom and feeding them with the Bread of Life”, Bread  of Life Church International has a strong policy on evangelism, which is in line with the great commission, Matthew 28:19.

Saturday, 25 October 2014 12:32

BLCI Celebrates Zambia's Golden Jubilee

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

The Jubilee night of total liberty took place at the Blessing Centre on the 23rd until the early hours of 24th October 2014.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009 13:36

Blci Celebrates with UNZA Graduates

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Sunday 16th August 2009 the church celebrated with graduating students from the University of Zambia
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:59

BLCI Celebrates 21 years of existence

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Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) celebrated its 21st anniversary at the Blessing Centre on Saturday 31st August 2013.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:13

BLCI Blesses Children with Gifts

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Bread of Life Church International distributed over 200 assorted gifts to the underprivileged children in Chaisa, Chingwere, Chipata compound, Matereo East, Lilanda on Saturday 13th June 2013.


Friday, 23 November 2012 08:56

BLCI Appreciates its Pastors

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Hundreds of Bread of Life Church members turned up on Sunday 25th November to appreciate the pastors. The event took place in all the church services (07.00hrs, 09.30hrs and 11.00hrs) at the Blessing Centre, corner of Vubu and Lumumba roads in Emmasdale.

District and Couples pastors (front row)


Counseling Ministry pastors - Pastor Carol Kyakilika & Pastor Bwalya(l)


The Pastors' Appreciation day is marked on the Bread of Life church calendar for the congregation to say thank you to God for these dedicated men and women who give their time to the people 24/7, therefore it is important to appreciate them.

Bishop Imakando taking a gift for his pastors


And during the services, Bishop Imakando reminded the church not to be familiar with God's servants. In his sermon entitled, 'The Dangers of Familiarity', from Mark 6.1-6, the Bishop stated that we should respect, receive, honor, talk well and appreciate the servants of God.

Familiarity is a curse, God uses these men and women who may not be perfect to bless you. Begin to honour God's servants, then you will see what God will do for you. The grace of the Lord works through His servants.

Church members appreciating the pastors

Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) Women of Integrity in conjunction with Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Good Fellowship Women held an early breakfast with the women leaders on 19th November 2011 at Tag Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka.

Ministering during the breakfast was Pastor Mrs. Folu Adeboye, wife to the general overseer of RCCG. The theme for this meeting was, 'The Woman God Uses' from Ezekiel 22.30. Mrs Adeboye encouraged the women to be mothers in society who should take care of the needy. It is important that you make the right decisions especially that of going back to school. A woman God uses takes good care of her home, children and the church by getting involved fully. 

In attendance was guest of honour Her Excellency Mrs F Marcus Bello High Commissioner of the Federal of Nigeria, Bishop Nelly Chikwanda, General Secretary Christian Council of Zambia (CCZ), Pastor Mrs. Bernadette Imakando, Pastor Mrs Godfridah Sumaili, Pastor Mrs L Kapulu, Pastor Mrs Y Adeloye and women leaders from various churches.   

Pastor Folu Adeboye (m), Mrs Marcus Bello (second left), Rev Susan Matala (l), Pastor Bernadette Imakando (r)

 Cutting of the cake - a symbol of bearing the fruit of love in the name of Jesus 

 Inter denominational Ministers Conference:


Later the same day, Pastor Adeboye (blue suit), Bishop Joe Imakando (second right), Rev Pukuta Mwanza (l), Rev. Susan Matala (r) and other ministers attended the conference at government complex in Lusaka.

Speaking during the meeting, Pastor Adeboye spoke to the ministers on a topic entitled, 'What can stop the flow of the Holy Spirit'. Things such as:

  • Pride - Proverbs 11.2, Prov 16.18, Prov 29.23
  • Getting God's glory - Isaiah 42.8, Dan 4.24-37
  • Materialism - 1John 15.17
  • Lust of the flesh - Gal 5.17
  • Lack of self control - 1Cor 9.24
  • Sin - Amos 3.3
  • Prayerlessness can stop the flow of the Holy Spirit.

 Hundreds of women attended the breakfast
Thursday, 01 July 2010 06:34

Bishop’s Son Weds

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Caleb Imakando, Bishop Joe and Pastor (Mrs) Bernadette Imakando’s first born son bade farewell to Bachelorhood after tying the knot with Kapaya, daughter of Brig. General and Mrs. Mwendaofyo on Saturday 26th June 2010.

Friday, 24 September 2010 11:26

Bishops Appreciation Sunday

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Bread of Life Church has been blessed with a father and visionary who has been a pillar and a source of hope to many over the years.

Bishop Joe Imakando's  ministry has touched many lives within and outside the nation, through his ministry many people can testify of what God has done in their lives.

As the saying goes “What you don’t appreciate will depreciate, what you don’t value will never be of value to you and will not be able to bless you”.

It’s in this regard that Bread of Life has put aside a day on the calendar to allow people express their gratitude over God's special gift to the body of Christ. 

3rd October has been set as a Bishop’s Appreciation Sunday.

Come and be a part of this special  day!

The services will run normally (Emmasdale Church Lusaka)
First service: 7 am
Second Service: 9 am
Youth service: 11 am

For further details, contact us on: +260 211 220188 

Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:36

Bishop's Second Born Son Weds

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Philip Imakando, Bishop Joe and Pastor (Mrs) Bernadette Imakando’s second born son bade farewell to bachelorhood after tying the knot with Sharon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bwalya on Saturday 30th July 2011.

Following the blessing of the marriage and exchange of vows in the church service at Emmasdale Bread of Life church in Lusaka, the ceremony proceeded to Taj Pamodzi Hotel for a reception.

The colorful ceremony was attended by Clergy, Professionals, distinguished guests, family members and friends.

Philip and Sharon during a photo shoot


Bishop Joe Imakando, Philip and Pastor Bernadette Imakando    

Mr. Bwalya, Sharon, Philip and Mrs. Bwalya

 Congratulations: Its one big happy family


 Philip and Sharon at the high table
 Sharon presenting a cake to Bishop & Pastor Bernadette Imakando

 Cutting of the cake
 Time to dance

 Philip& Sharon's wedding line up
 Bishop Joe & Pastor Bernadette Imakando











Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:48

Bishop's Appreciation Sunday

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Bread of life Church International set 3rd October 2010 as Bishop's Appreciation Sunday. Bishop Joe Imakando has been a father, visionary, a pillar and a source of hope to many over the years.

His ministry has touched many lives in and outside the nation, through his ministry many can testify of what God has done. As the saying goes “What you don’t appreciate will depreciate, what you don’t value will never be of value to you and will not be able to bless you”.

Ministries within Bread of Life, the Pastors, leaders and church members took this opportunity to show their appreciation to the man of God and prophet in their lives.



 (Above) Bishop Imakando during the Bishops appreciation Sunday shaking the hand of a woman who was among the people that came forward to honor the man of God.

  (Above) Many came forward to honor the man   of God

Bishop Joe Imakando later in the service thanked the church for showing their love and for standing with him over the years. He then preached from the gospel of John 4:34 a sermon entittled "The Harvest is ready" .

The Samaritans did not realise that it was a ripe moment for a havest of souls. The harvest is ready but the labourors are few, the Bishop gave an example of Zambia saying the atmosphere is ready for harvest, a call to evangelism and other exploits. Economically it is now an ideal destination for investment yet the locals have not seen it. It is our time to reach out to the lost. It's our moment as a church to rise to the occassion, as a nation to take up our position and take hold of the wealth of the land . Invest and be part of the running of the nations economy.   

And during the service, the church bade farewell to one of Bread of Life's oldest couple: Mr. and Mrs.  Sevagan who will be migrating to Australia were they will join their children.

Bishop thanked the couple for their commitment over the years he also prayed and blessed them.

Mr. Sevagan was grateful to the church and to Bishop for the spiritual counsel and guidance. From the time he and his wife joined Bread of Life church in 1998 till now, he had been serving as Deacon and also sat on the church finance committee. May God bless Mr. and Mrs. Sevegan and their family in all their future endeavors.


  (Above) Presiding Bishop Joe Imakando on behalf of

   the Church presenting a gift to Mr. and Mrs. Sevagan

 (Above) Mr. Sevagan thanking

   the church

 (Above) Bishop praying for Mr and Mrs Sevagan


Tuesday, 29 September 2009 15:00

Bishop's Appreciation Sunday

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Thousands of Bread of Life church members led by the provincial overseers, local church leaders and Pastors from the branches honoured the visionary and spiritual father Bishop Joe Imakando, by giving special gifts. This was on Sunday 4th October when the church had a Bishop’s Appreciation Sunday.

Thursday, 09 October 2008 00:00

Bishop's Appreciation Sunday

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Sunday November 2nd 2008 was a special day at Emmasdale Bread of Life church in Lusaka as it was time for the bread of life family to express our gratitude and love to Bishop and Pastor Bernadette Imakando through gifts.
The giving out of assorted gifts to Bishop, mainly in monetary form started with leaders of various ministries at church then the congregation followed. It was during the 07:00hrs, 09:00hrs and 11:00hrs services.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:43

Bishop's Appreciation

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Sunday 7th October 2012 was Bishop Imakando’s appreciation, many people turned up to appreciate God’s gift to the church.

Speaking during the appreciation, Chief Elder Herald Banda encouraged Bread of Life Church members to show appreciation, he called it ‘the first fruit thanksgiving’.



Thursday, 22 September 2011 07:10

Bishop's Appreciation

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There will be Bishop's appreciation on 2nd October 2011 at Emmasdale church in Lusaka.

Bishop Joe Imakando (l) has been a source of encouragement to the church, the nation and worldwide. He has sacrificed his time and resources to ensure God's work move forward. Thousands of peoples lives have been changed for the better through the weekly television programme known as the Hour of Blessing.

Bishop Imakando is the Presiding Bishop of Bread of life Church International, Chairperson of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, he is an apostle, teacher, author, conference speaker, broadcaster, bridge builder and adviser whose ministry has taken him to many nations.

In 2010, Bishop Imakando was elected President of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), an organization that has 10 Southern African countries affiliated to it. 

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 12:24

Bishop Ordains Two Pastors

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Bread of Life Church International has the vision of “Bringing thousands into the Kingdom and feeding them with the bread of life”. The church has been experiencing unprecedented growth, in order to handle such great numbers, there is need for a strong pastoral team which is able to rise to the occasion and provide spiritual and physical leadership. It is in this regard that Bishop Joe Imakando ordained two pastors and a lay pastor during the Three Days of Power Conference.

The two pastors are Pastor Humphrey Botha of Katete church and Pastor Chilekwa Daka from Lundazi. Gilbert J Lungu a teacher by profession was consecrated as lay pastor to spearhead the work at Nyangu branch in Sinda District. The three were ordained before the congregation with Bishop Imakando leading them in vows assisted by the provincial overseer Pastor Peter Lungu.
 Pastor P Lungu
 Pastor H Botha Pastor C Daka
 Lay Pastor J Lungu
The event took place during the three days of power conference in Chipata which took place from 15th to 18th April 2011.

 Bishop Imakando leading the Pastors during the ordination service



Bishop Joe Imakando Unveils the New Church Building

It was a joyous afternoon for Lusaka West Bread of Life branch church, when Bishop Joe Imakando officially opened and consecrated the new church building on Sunday 12th August 2012.

Monday, 17 August 2009 15:43

Bishop Ministers to Ridgeway Students

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Bishop Joe Imakando on Thursday 14th August 2009 was at University of Zambia Ridgeway campus ministering to medical students and others from Lusaka School of Nursing.

Bishop Joe Imakando was on Thursday 5th August 2010 at University of Zambia Ridgeway Campus to minister to the medical and nursing school students. This was during the 'Two Days of Power Conference' hosted by Bread of Life Church, Youth and Student Ministry Pastor Oscar Mumba and the Ridgeway Campus Fellowship.

The  Bishop takes special interest in students at institutes of higher learning as they are the future leaders. It’s with a deep passion that he always makes time to minister to them.

  (Above) Bishop Joe Imakando Preaching at UNZA Ridgeway Campus
                 (Above) Pastor Oscar Mumba

He preached a life changing sermon entitled “The power of rejection” from Judges 11v1-8 (the story of Jephthah ) Who went through rejection because he was a child born out of wedlock and according to Jewish culture he was an outcast, an embarrassment to his siblings.

Rejection is common to all: School, Business, family and social life

In the Bible, people like Moses, Joseph and even Jesus were all rejected at one time or another.

There is power in rejection:
Jephthah discovered that man could not define him. Jephthah had a negative background: He had a different mother and was born out of wedlock because of this his brothers rejected him. He was rejected because his brothers were embarrassed of him

When people are rejected they:

  • Usually never forgive the people who rejected them
  • Would want to revenge
  • Nurse grudge

How do you respond to rejection?

  • Forgive them
  • Pray for them
  • Don’t revenge (vengeance belongs to God)

The Power of Rejection

  • The place of rejection became the place of acceptance
  • The place of rejection became a place of discovery. Jephthah discovered his leadership qualities.
  • It became a place of preparation
  • The place of rejection became the place of revelation
  • It became a place of reigning
  • The purpose of God was fulfilled

 Jephthahs coming back

  • He left in shame but came back in honour
  • Left in the cover of darkness he came back in broad day light
  • He was born to be leader

No man can define you; your background can not define you and what you will become in life.

 (Above) UNZA Ridgeway Bread of Life Fellowship praise team    (Above) Bishop Imakando praying for  a student
When closing the Bishop took time to pray for them, breaking the spirit of rejection in their lives.

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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