Zoe Bible Church West Rand (ZBCWR) is a Diocese founded by Pastor Dumisa Hlatshwayo and his wife Mrs Mercia Hlatshwayo. Their first was opened in Cosmo City Extension 2 on the 11th of September 2016, with more branches to follow, with God’s guidance.
ZBCWR started through a single homecell that was hosted in Cosmo City Extension 2 followed by an intensive outreach which were conducted in the homes of the saints and in the neighborhood.
The first Sunday meeting was held at the home of Ms Thembi Mbele in Extension 2, which was the start of the Cosmo City Ministry.
Homecells are continuing to grow and these will help the church expand to other locations going forward.
ZBCWR is accountable to the mother church, namely Zoé Bible Church which was founded by the then Evangelist Gladstone Botwana and his wife Rose in 1985.
To date Zoe Bible Church have over 30 churches in the country and new churches continue, including ZBCWR, to be planted and nurtured as the vision continues to be fulfilled.
Bishop Botwana was consecrated into the Episcopacy in 1996 by Archbishop Roy Brown and Bishop Bernard Jordan from New York. Zoé Bible Church is also the guardian and mentor of Global Restoration of Apostolic and Prophetic Order (GRAPO) which is an Interdenominational organization of pastors, elders and their churches. Bishop Botwana is the Presiding Bishop of GRAPO also. With the introduction of the Episcopal office came the uniformed vestments or what we call the clergy attire, the ordination of deacons, elders, pastors and consecration of bishops. All of which is geared at restoring protocol, order ethics and the grandeur of the house of God. 1 Samuel 10:4-10.