“When Christ is the Centre of everything we do , we prosper.”

Rebecca Makayi

Our Pastor

Leading by Example

Pastor Rebecca Makayi

Pastor Rebecca Makayi

Senior Pastor

Pastor Rebecca Makayi has been preaching since she was a teenager.  She is a multi-gifted leader who has served as a spiritual director, revivalist, teacher, evangelist, and counselor. She is the Senior Pastor of Praise Covenant International Church, which has branches in St Paul, Minnesota, and Harare, Zimbabwe. Pastor Rebecca is the founder and president of the Immigrant Women Coalition in the United States. She is the founder of Mother's Heart, a non-profit organization based in Zimbabwe, Africa. This is a charity that focuses on orphaned children in Zimbabwe, because of HIV/AIDS and now these children are raising their families without adult supervision or care.

Pastor Rebecca holds a diploma in Christian Leadership and Biblical Studies, as well as a bachelor's degree in Human Services and Psychology. She earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and a Master of Arts in Christian thought (MACT). She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree at Bethel University.

Pastor Rebecca has 37 years of experience in Christian leadership. The Assemblies of God Africa, where she grew up before and after marriage, recognized and nourished the anointing and calling on her life, and appointed her to several roles and positions within the church, including Sunday school teacher, youth leader, women ministry, and girl’s ministry leadership. Since her marriage, they have been mentoring couples, alongside her husband Archibald, with whom she has been married for 29 years. Nash and Michelle, the couple's two children, were born into the union. She has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, teaching the gospel of God's Kingdom, and encouraging people to find God's original intent for their lives. She encourages people to discover the why of their existence in this world.

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Our Leadership

Knowing Love and Sharing It

Archie Makayi

Men Ministry Leader

Archie Makayi

Archie Makayi Oversee Praise Covenant International Church Men Ministry. His Role is to administer and motivate the Men’s Fellowship in a manner that will result in growth, maturity and stability of the men of the church. Major focus is placed on the organizing Spiritual, Social and Family oriented programs for the men of the Church. Archie is Married to Pastor Rebecca Makayi for 23 years and they are blessed with two children Nyasha and Michelle.

Lorriet Charles

Church Secretary

Lorriet Charles

Lorriet Charles serves as the Praise Covenant International Church secretary. She offers clerical support and serves as an information and reference point for the Pastor, chair, other committee members and the church. She ensures meetings are effectively organized, documented, maintains and updates the calendar for all church activities.

Evance Chiinze

Church Administrator

Evance Chiinze

Evance Chiinze serves as the Church Administrator. His role is to liaise and connect between the Pastor and all ministries encompassed within the church with special focus on Administrative duties for the general welfare of the church. Overall maintenance of records, publications, programs and documentation handling; facilitator of leadership meetings as well as preparation of reports for the church leadership and board.

Piolar Rimau-Chiinze

Treasurer

Piolar Rimau-Chiinze

As the treasurer, Mrs Chiinze safeguards the organization's finances. Her role involves banking church monies, financial planning and budgeting of the church. Mrs Chiinze works with the finance chairperson to oversee proper keeping and recording of finances. As the treasurer, she is an information and reference point for the finance chairperson and other church committee members. Simply put, as the treasurer, she has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management whilst working closes with the finance committee.

Nash Makayi

Praise and Worship Leader

Nash Makayi

Nash serves as PCIC’s Praise & Worship Leader. With a background in music from a very young age, he has assisted in the formation of a praise and worship team and Church Band as well as leading Sunday worship services, preparing and leading rehearsals in addition to working with the Pastor to support the vision and mission of the church. Nash is also responsible for continuous development of the worship team for events that include but not limited to concerts, talent shows, prayer and worship events, etc.

Mwayi Pankuku

Children's Ministry

Mwayi Pankuku

My name is Mwayi Pankuku and I am the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. My responsibilities include, teaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to children through praise and worship, bible study, prayer, fellowship, and service activities. I work directly with the parents and our Pastor to guide the children as they grow in faith. “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Yevedzo Chipangura

Welfare Fund Leader

Yevedzo Chipangura

Yevedzo Chipangura serves as Praise Covenant's International Church Welfare Fund Leader. Her job is to oversee the ministry to people who need assistance in time of trouble (sickness, funeral), or special occasions like weddings and graduations. She is responsible for fundraising and collecting monthly contributions towards the welfare fund, keeping records and updates of every event, and making sure everyone understands how they will benefit from the welfare fund.

Shepherd Matsongoni

head of Media Team

Shepherd Matsongoni

Shepherd Matsongoni is the head of the Media Team. He coordinates with his team to effectively use edited film, video clips, PowerPoint, and recorded music to enhance the overall worship experience and also coordinates the presentation of Sunday services on-line. His team constantly works on updating the church website, Facebook, youtube, and twitter accounts and uses them as a platform to advertise church events and share the gospel of the Kingdom of God all over the globe.

Tapiwa Manjengwa

Youth Leader

Tapiwa Manjengwa

Tapiwa Manjengwa serves as the youth leader for Praise Covenant International Church. His role is to build a sense of community within the youth of the church that cultivates opportunities for both spiritual and social development. As a youth leader, Tapiwa works with his Vice-Chair, Michelle Makayi, and a youth board of 5 members to advance the Kingdom of God and bring young people the Kingdom of God. Tapiwa is also responsible for ensuring that church youth members are working under the vision of the church and facilitates youth activities, youth meetings, and various youth initiatives. He serves with a sense of passion and conviction to see the youth rediscover their God-given purpose and to become agents of change.

Tonderai Mabvure

Sound Technician

Tonderai Mabvure

Tonderai Mabvura serves as the Sound Technician Coordinator responsible for checking and preparing all the sound equipment for events setup, spearheads sound setup for services and events, performs sound mixing, sound recording, and editing through tweaking sound levels and monitoring of audio signals during events. He also performs minor repairs or troubleshoots problems to prevent feedback or other technical issues with equipment during church services. 

Bridget Chiinze

Head of Ushering

Bridget Chiinze

Bridget Chiinze heads the Ushering Ministry of Praise Covenant International Church. Her main duties are to direct and greet people as they come to worship and fellowship during the Sunday Service and distributes pamphlets, church bulletins, and literature on the church to visitors as they arrive and as they depart. The Ushering Ministry is used by God to testify to all who come through the doors of Praise Covenant International Church, the love of God, fellowship, and hospitality that exists in the church. The team ministers to those entering the church with a willing heart, integrity, and a smile on our faces.