Popular Malawian pastor and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Shepherd Bushiri, has surprised his first daughter with a Maserati Levante worth N27m to celebrate her birthday.
Bushiri took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to share a photo with words to appreciate God for the gift of his daughter.
Expressing gratitude to God on his Instagram page, the South African based Malawian prophet said he always counts himself blessed during this time of the year because he usually gets the honour to celebrate, not only one but two God-given gifts in his life – the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his first daughter Israella Bushiri.
He recalled that it seemed like just yesterday when her little palms held his forefinger and like only a while ago when he celebrated that finally he could lift her up and allow her to rest on his shoulders.
To the prophet, it’s been joy and heaven’s honour to watch his daughter grow from being a baby to being the strong and brave child that she is today.
“My sweet little daughter, my pride and joy. May God’s loving kindness always shine on your beautiful face. I prophesy long life! You shall be great and yours shall be a life that heaven celebrates. Happy birthday my princess,” the billionaire pastor added.
Israella’s new fancy wheel which reportedly cost his moneybag father an eye-popping N27 million drew criticism from around the continent, with many suggesting that he should have used the money to help the poor.
Who’s Shepherd Bushiri? (Brief Bio, Age)
Shepherd Bushiri was born to Muslim parents Cristina Bushiri and Huxley Bushiri in Lilongwe, Malawi. The fourth child in a family of six, his date and year of birth is not known but it is believed that he is close to 40 years or more. He has a brother known as Rev. Otis Bushiri.
The world-class prophet and entrepreneur had his secondary school education at Moyale Secondary School located in Mzuzu where he obtained his SSCE. He would later enrol at Therapon University where he did his higher education. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Therapon University.
Is Bushiri Married? His Wife, Children
The mega Malawian pastor is happily married to prophetess Mary Bushiri (nee Zgambo) who he married on July 31, 2011, at the Mzuzu stadium. The couple shares two children together – daughter Isaraella Bushiri (born 2012) and son ‘Major Jesus’ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, according to the prophet.
Mary Bushiri is not only a prophetess but also a seasoned businesswoman and
the C.E.O of Shepherd Bushiri Investments.
Pastor Bushiri’s prophetic ministry started in 2009 under a tree in Mzuzu city. He later relocated his church – the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) – to Pretoria South Africa. Today his Southern Africa worship centre hosts over 150 000 members while in Malawi there are over 50 000 followers.
Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering Church operates in countries like Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia and other places.
The Malawian prophet is fondly called “Major 1” by his followers and other brethren in the Christian cycle.
Net Worth, Source of Income
The world-class preacher and entrepreneur banks from multiple business channels which include; evangelism, gold, mines, communications and his university – Bushiri University of Agriculture.
Some of the prophet’s investments can be traced in places like Dubai, Mauritius, Botswana, South Africa and other countries outside Africa.
The stylish prophet, known for his flamboyant and luxurious lifestyle has a fleet of expensive cars and three private jets which he reportedly bought within a space of two years. His third jet – Gulf Stream III – cost him a whopping $37 million.
The billionaire pastor has a net worth reported to be $150 million.
Fast Facts about Shepherd Bushiri
- His spiritual father/mentor is Eubert Angel from Zimbabwe.
- In 2015, he broke a record for filling the FNB stadium, which is the largest in Africa. The only man of God to have done this previously was Love World Ministries Nigerian-born pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
- The mega pastor is the 2nd pastor in the world with the highest number of
private jets. The first is Bishop Oyedepo who has 4 private jets.
- He runs charity programmes targeting the poor.