The Popular German Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, is dead.
Bonnke in his lifetime preached to millions in Africa helping to evangelize the gospel in Africa. His 2000 crusade in Lagos drew a whooping total attendance of 6 million people.
Reinhard Bonnke was born in April
19, 1940. He was an evangelist, popularly known for his gospel missions
throughout Africa. Bonnke has been an evangelist and missionary in
Africa since 1967.
Reinhard Bonnke has overseen 75 million recorded conversions to Christ.
Reinhard Bonnke became born again at the young age of nine. This was reportedly after his mother called his attention to his sin. This led to him going for missionary work at the age of 10 in Africa, where he claims to have had an encounter with the Holy Spirit. This was just the beginning of his missionary work in Africa.
His ministry started formally after he attended Bible College in Wales and was ordained in Germany, where he pastored a church. He eventually left to start his missionary work in Africa in 1969.
There, he saw ‘the continent of Africa, being washed in the precious Blood of Jesus.’ This happened in Lesotho. This was the vision for his entire ministry, to reach people by spreading the Gospel.
With this vision, Evangelist Bonnke started open-air Gospel Campaigns, conducted city-wide meetings across the continent, and founded the international ministry of Christ for all Nations (CfaN), which has 75 million recorded decisions for Christ.
Bonnke’s passion for Africa is due to a recurring dream featuring a picture of the map of Africa being spread with red and heard the voice of God crying “Africa Shall Be Saved”
That encounter, led him to massive campaigns in evangelism; organising crusades and getting millions saved.
His 2017 final crusade in Lagos Passing The Torch had millions in attendance.