Our Mission & Vision
The mission & vision of M.E.S.S.I.E. Ministry is to win souls, plant churches and reach out to backsliders. It is our privilege to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. By God’s Grace, we make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, we minister the ordinances, we edify believers, and do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Apostle Joseph Essandjo, Senior Pastor & Founder.
As the primary teaching pastor, Apostle Joseph Essandjo has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served God for 32 faithful years and keeps going strong. He and his wife, Pastor Honorine Essandjo have four children. Our Apostle has ministered in many countries and is the founder of M.E.S.S.I.E Ministry International. From Kinshasa, Congo to Denver, Colorado, thousands of lives have been changed by the power of the Holy Spirit that works through him. He has a strong prophetic gift and a compassionate heart. He is mostly known for his humility and ability to stand firm on the Word of God and in ministry no matter the storms. He is the father of many pastors worldwide and is among the first pastors and founders to have founded a church and shaken the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A man of faith who never looks at the facts. You will never regret hearing the Word of God through his voice.
Pastor Honorine Essandjo, Co-Founder & Women’s Ministry Pastor.
Aside from being the wife of our beloved Apostle, Pastor Honorine Essandjo also has a calling of her own. She is called to reach out to this hurting world through the love of Jesus Christ. As a firm and stable believer, she helps equip our women to become whom God has called them to be. From Kinshasa, Congo to Denver, Colorado, she is the spiritual mother and godmother of many pastoral couples. A woman of much wisdom who can bring down to the temple of the Lord with the thus saith of the Lord.
Pastor Roger Tuzizila, Associate Pastor.
As the associate pastor of our Denver, CO branch, Pastor Roger Tuzizila helps equip God’s precious people with Bible based teachings on obedience and sanctification. A man who loves the Lord, fully devoted to the work of God, he misses no opportunity to be a part of what God is doing in our church.
Evangelist Ibobo, Evangelism Pastor.
Now more than ever, we need to evangelize in this lost and hurting world. Evangelist Ibobo is a very well equipped man of God. Full of experience in the ministry and as a theology teacher and founder of many cell groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he is devoted to winning lost souls for the Kingdom of God along with our charismatic young adults and youth president.
Minister Aldi Essandjo, Youth & Outreach President
Aldi Essandjo is a Minister, Songwriter, Filmmaker and a developed Mastermind who is sensitive to the voice of God through the Holy Spirit. As a faithful son of the Kingdom and a lover of the universal church, Minister Essandjo brings teachings in which we refer to as “Revival” teachings. There’s no doubt that he was born for this. The strong prophetic call and anointing on his life has allowed him to preach the uncompromising, heart penetrating and life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Minister Lauretta Marie, Secretary & Coordinator.
As the secretary and coordinator of our Denver, CO branch, Minister Lauretta Marie coordinates and oversees the church’s core needs and principles in order for us to do what God has called us to do. Not only is she a prophetic powerhouse and preacher, she also uses her head very well for the Kingdom of God and its advancement. She holds a bachelor degree in Business, Travel & Management, therefore helps the church of God accomplish its mission and vision not only to the church but to those in which we are called to, which is this lost and hurting world.
Minister Oliver Bafukila, Minister.
As one of our powerhouse ministers, Minister Oliver Bafukila exercises his ministry all around M.E.S.S.I.E. Ministry. From the Praise Team, to teaching Bible Study, to reaching out to God’s people, Minister Oliver is very needed man of God here at M.E.S.S.I.E. Ministry. An courageous man who’s always ready to serve the Lord.
Evangelist Michael Lubuya.
Evangelist Michael Lubuya is the minister of our Greeley, Colorado branch. He takes care of God’s people in this English, French & Swahili speaking branch. God has been very gracious to us by sending people from all nations. Evangelist Michael Lubuya serves God with all of his heart, mind and soul We are tremendously bless by him.
Minister Marie-Claire Kutemba.
Minister Marie-Claire Kutemba takes care of our Women’s Ministry. She helps gather our women for our weekly meetings and prayer. She’s been taking care of young women since the continent of Africa. Upon her arrival in the United States, she kept on fulfilling her purpose and ever since her arrival at M.E.S.S.I.E. Ministry, we’ve also been blessed by her.
Minister Ideline Kalombo.
Minister Ideline Kalombo is the head of our Monday Cell Group prayers. Aside from the Cell Group, she is also an intercessor. She intercedes for God’s people along with our blessed intercessors. May the Lord continue to strengthen her for this wonderful call upon her life
Brother John Lubila, Praise Team Director.
As a well accomplished musician, devout believer and singer, brother John Lubila leads our Praise Team to a greater level of talent and intimacy with the Lord. Since his addition, our Praise Team as taken another level of soaring and praising God. Here at M.E.S.S.I.E. Ministry, we experience a moving and unbelievable time in praise and worship. We praise and worship as the angels do in Heaven and brother John Lubila helps us along with our amazing team press in the presence of our immutable Creator.
Brother Pele R. Ndanzia, Church Visits.
We at M.E.S.S.I.E. Ministry believe that it is an important matter to keep in touch with our members, friends and partners. Aside from mail, email and phone communication, we also keep in touch with our members by visiting them. As our church grows, God continues to equip us with more of His precious people in order to keep us with the growth and to do what God has called us to do.
Brother Clovis Dimulu, Media Director.
We also believe in reaching out to our community and the world through the media. Our goal is to grow a strong media team through which the whole world will be able to hear what God has placed in our hearts to share with them. We believe that the message of the Kingdom isn’t just for the four walls of our church but for the world. We do not just receive the Word to be encouraged and to hear from God but we also receive it in order to bestow our share to this lost and hurting world. Brother Clovis Dimulu, a well known journalist in the continents of Africa and Europe, helps us accomplish this God given goal.
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