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History of Zion Christian Church

By Sowetan | Jul 31, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 9 ]

THE Zion Christian Church is one of the largest African-initiated churches in southern Africa, with members belonging to the ZCC Star and to the Saint Engenas ZCC.

The church's headquarters are at Zion City Moria in Limpopo and the two congregations that compose the church are led by Barnabas Lekganyane and Saint Engenas Lekganyane, the grandsons of the founder of the church.

The ZCC was formed in 1910 by Engenas Lekganyane, who was a former member of the Free Church of Scotland.

ZCC members trace the founding of the church to a revelation which Lekganyane is said to have received from God in 1910.

The church was initially based in Lekganyane's home village of Thabakgone, near Polokwane, in Limpopo.

The ZCC was officially registered as a church in 1942, by which time congregations had also been established in the neighbouring countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe.

The early church was strongly influenced by the doctrines of the Christian Catholic Church of John Alexander Dowie, based in Zion, Illinois in the United States.

- wikipedia


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Kgotso a ebe le lena know what to do!! Dont comment to this article

Jul 31, 2012 8:3 | 0 replies


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But you already di Mogolo

Aug 01, 2012 1:16 | 0 replies

@Jnr Jack
Kgotso a ebe le lena know what to do!! Dont comment to this article

why not to commenet on this article? no need to comment on it you must get your self the testimony about this church from the stonch member of this church you will cry tears.


Oct 22, 2012 12:0 | 0 replies

Those who knows God never get frustrated.

Oct 24, 2012 6:21 | 0 replies

Ngwana Papa

Oct 31, 2012 7:35 | 0 replies

this is a mere thinking from a journalist who did not bother to do a thorough research, just went on google and copy a swtory another lazy journalist who claims to know the history behind the ZCC churches.

What you wrote here is quite misleading to a person who relies on you for information. Go to the churches' head quarters and get a factual material that you ca use for your publications.

I wonder what the Sowetan editor did when approached with this story for publication? didn't even bother to verify the facts...

May 29, 2013 11:31 | 0 replies


Read about John G. Lake and you will know where the original ZCC influence comes from.

Feb 02, 2015 2:14 | 0 replies