Elizabeth Mpundu

Elizabeth Mpundu

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Bishop Joe Imakando Turns 60years

Bread of Life Church International (BLCI) and well wishers gathered at the Blessing Centre in Emmasdale, Lusaka, Zambia on Sunday 5th October 2014 to rejoice with God’s choice servant Bishop Joe Imakando who turned 60 years on Saturday 20th September 2014.

Bishop Joe Imakando teamed up with Nigerian Bishops to consecrate Evangelist Emmah Isong to the office of a Bishop in Calabar, Nigeria on 16th May 2009

The Chief consecrator was Bishop Mike Okonkwo assisted by Bishop Simeon Okah and Bishop Joe Imakando who gave a charge each to the new Bishop. Other notable Bishops who participated at the consecration service were Archbishop Amaga who delivered the word and Bishop John Praise who chaired the proceedings.

 Bishop Mike Okwonkwo (above) was the Chief Consecrator.
 Evangelist Isong (centre in blue gown) with other Bishops.
 Evangelist Isong with the wife after being consecrated as Bishop.
 Bishop Imakando with Bishop Christian Raymond from Cameroon.
 Archbishop Amaga preaching at the consecration service
The ceremony was characterized by the spirit of joy and gratitude to God for honoring one of his servants. During the actual consecration by Bishop Mike Okonkwo, the atmosphere was solemn and filled with the presence of God such that Evangelist Isong couldn’t resist the powerful anointing that resulted into his body to vibrate and tears to flow down his eyes during a prayer for him.

“It was an awesome experience; I believe his life and ministry will never be the same. Certainly it was a day of promotion and elevation,” said Bishop Joe Imakando.

The consecration was a demonstration of unity judged by the huge number of Bishops from within and outside Nigeria, Reverends and Pastors, a group of actors from Nollywood, musicians from various ministries and believers from all over Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt and other places.

Bishop Isong is the presiding overseer of Good Cheer Fellowship Church.   


Bishop Joe Imakando Celebrates 58th Birthday

Members of staff at Bread of Life Church International Blessing Centre in Emmasdale wished bishop Joe Imakando a happy birthday.

This happened on 20th September 2012 when employees surprised the bishop and  presented a cake and card to him.

The staff sang a birthday song and wrote inspiring words in the birthday card, thanking God for his 58th birthday.

Bishop Joe Imakando

The awesome cake

Bishop Imakando's Facebook Page






Bishop Imakando's 60th Birthday Party

The evening of Sunday 5th October 2014 was remarkable as Bishop Joe Imakando's family, Bread of Life Church members and the clergy gathered at Hotel International for Bishop's 60th birthday celebrations.

Bishop Imakando Prays for the Chipolopolo Boys

Above: Bishop Joe Imakando with some church members who attended the service at  the  Blessing Centre praying for the Chipolopolo boys for favour and victory in the Afcon 2012 match against Ivory Coast.


Bread of Life church Presiding Bishop Joe Imakando on Sunday 12th February 2012 encouraged the congregation that attended the newly opened Blessing Centre auditorium to acknowledge God in all their endeavors. In a sermon entitled, 'The God Factor', Ecclesiastes 9:11 and Proverbs 31:31.

The Bishop told the congregants that you may have what it takes but you need the God factor in order to win a battle.

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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