Who we are?
BISHOP ELIJAH MTILENI He is the Senior Pastor and founder of Bethesda Christian Church (BCC), which was established in the year 1995, based at Malamulele section B in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. By God’s Grace, in October 2017, he established a BCC Branch in Pretoria currently under the care of his son: Pastor Ebenhaezer Mtileni. He started preaching the word of God in 1982 and established Christ is the Healer Ministries. He continued to evangelise until was ordained to the Pastoral Office in July 1998 and thereafter consecrated into the Office of the Bishop on 26 November 2011 by the Most Right Reverend Gladstone ZS Botwana of Zoé Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto and the founder of Global Restoration of Apostolic and Prophetic Order (GRAPO). He has been appointed as the First Assistant Bishop to His Eminence Archbishop Elect Botwana under the GRAPO as overseen by the International Bishops’ Conference. He is the founder of the Apostolic Network for Christian Churches (ANCC) under which Eighteen (18) churches are affiliates. This network involves regular meetings wherein he is responsible for teaching and grooming upcoming pastors and their churches in the pastoral ministry. There has been, for the past Ten (10) years, an Annual Leadership Seminar on the 9th of August each year, wherein Pastors and the leaders of various departments in their respective churches attend for spiritual empowerment. This seminar has grown in quality and quantity since its inception. He has since his consecration to the Office of the Bishop ordained eleven (11) Pastors under the ANCC and has on 01 June 2019 ordained an Apostle in Cameroon. God has been using him in a mighty and wonderful way. He has travelled both nationally and internationally ministering the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has recently been at Benin City, Nigeria attending the Annual Mega Convention 2017 hosted by the Church of God Mission International (the Late His Eminence Archbishop Benson Idahosa’s Church) currently under the leadership of Archbishop Dr. ME Benson-Idahosa. He was afforded an opportunity to teach the Pastors at this Convention. He also had an opportunity to preach at one of the Churches there in Nigeria. God has opened doors for him to infiltrate Africa preaching His God and building the Body of Christ through Evangelism, winning of soul back to Christ and teaching the Christians to mature in knowing God and His Word. This remains his greatest passion and mission, based on his famous signature line “His Commission, Our Mission”. He is married to Pastor Tsakani Happy Mtileni, and are blessed with a son: Pastor Ebenhaezer Mtileni.
We are called to serve and Preach the true and living gospel of Our lord And savior Jesus Christ Father Of Glory
His Mission, Our Commission
Prayers from the Bishop
I pray that the God of our Lord jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…
…the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His Calling what the riches of the Glory on His inheritance in the Saints.
I pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe in Him, This is the same mighty power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honour at God’s right hand. Amen