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Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Bio, Net Worth, Messages, Wife, Cars


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, mostly called Major 1 or Prophet Bushiri, is a Malawian gospel minister, author, business guru and the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG). His birth name is said to be Chipiliro Gama, according to a statements by the Citizen, but his spokesperson denied that name.

Prophet Bushiri is into ministry full time and is actively running several Investments, including mining and real estate. He has accumulated so much wealth in a short time that he’s been recognized as one of the wealthiest preachers in the world.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Church

How old is Shepherd Bushiri

Born in February 1983, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is currently 39 years(in 2022).

Bushiri’s Wife Mary

Shepherd Bushiri and Wife

The prophet has a wife by name Mary but he calls her Princess. Mary Zgambo Bushiri was born in the Malawian capital of Lilongwe on 23 August 1990, so she’s currently 32 years. On her recent birthday all the branches of her husband’s ministry, Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG), celebrated her.


The couple got married in 2011, a year after Prophet Bushiri established his ECG, at the Mzuzu Stadium in Malawi. A large crowd turned up to witness the wedding.

Mary Bushiri

Prophetess Mary Bushiri is a mighty pillar in her husband’s ministry. She’s a trained chartered accountant, she had ditched the world of numbers to assist her husband in ministry, and she’s enjoying every step of the journey.

Shepherd Bushiri Children

Shepherd Bushiri children

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is a proud father to two daughters; Israella and Raphaella. Israella is now late. Israella and Raphaella happens to be the products of Bushiri’s marriage to Mary.

Israella died in March 2021 at the age of 8, after a long battle with lung disease. The Prophet announced his daughter’s death in a lengthy, emotional post on Facebook, describing her as a saint.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri daughters

Who is Shepherd Bushiri’s Spiritual Father?

Bushiri is the proud spiritual son of Prophet Uebert Angel of Spirit Embassy. Prophet Uebert Angel is a Zimbabwean prophet known for preaching the gospel with a unique style. Angel came came to the limelight in 2013 with his miracles, wonders and healing.

Angel is also the founder of Spirit Embassy Ministries launched in 2007 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Angel is believed to have had over 50 angelic visitations, had seen the Lord 6 times, and had been caught up into paradise once.


Shepherd Bushiri’s Net Worth

Currently, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is one of the wealthiest preachers of the Gospel in Africa, who also has chains of Businesses/investment to his name. However, Bushiri himself would not say what his net worth is. But his assets could give clues to that.

A recent report by the BBC pegged his net worth at over $150 million. Now that’s a cool sum and way beyond what other ministers in Africa can claim to own.

Mansion/ Houses

Shepherd Bushiri House

The prophet has high tastes not just in cars but in homes as well, just like his spiritual father, Uebert Angel. In South Africa, he has several properties. The same might be said of his property collection in Malawi. CarsIn matters cars – exotic cars, so to speak – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri stands out for his collection.

In his fleet are some of the most exotic cars money can buy. When his daughter turned 6 years back in 2017, he had bought her a Maserati Levante.

Shepherd Bushiri daughter cars

Other cars owned by the prophet includes; a Bentley Bentayga Limited Edition, a Rolls Royce Black Badge, a Bentley Flying Spur, a Porsche Panamera, and an Aston Martin One -77.

Shepherd Bushiri Private Jet


The Malawian preacher has a large ministry called the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG). Founded in 2010, barely a year before he got married. ECG has been described as one of the fastest-growing churches in Africa and the world too. Two years after establishing his ministry, in 2012, Prophet Bushiri opened a branch in South Africa. He would move there soon after, making the South African branch the most vibrant in the world.

Shepherd Bushiri wife

The church also has branches in Malawi, Ghana, and other parts of the world. Bushiri’s church services attract tens of thousands of people. His biggest service is reportedly the New Year’s Eve service that holds each year at the FNB Stadium, South Africa.

Controversies have plagued Bushiri’s ministry. Although he’s aware some people describe him as a scam, he shrugs off the claims. And for those who claim he performs fake miracles and healings, the prophet himself says he doesn’t heal; God does.

Private Jets

Shepherd Bushiri is one of the jet-owning pastors out there, and he flies in style. The prophet is said to own not one but three private jets (as of 2016), making him one of the heavy hitters in ministry in Africa and worldwide. He was reported to have acquired his third private jet in January 2016 for $37 million.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Private Jet


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