Charlie Rampfumedzi is married to Beauty, and they have three children, Ronewa (Given), Mulanga-muswa (New Covenant), and Mundalamo (Everlasting). They are committed to Joshua 24:15, 24 “But as for me and my house we will serve the LORD. We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey His voice.”
Charlie serves as principal and fellow pastor at Christ Seminary which is the ministry of Christ Baptist Church. We are committed to 2 Timothy 2:2 “entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” The Seminary was established in 1997 with the sole purpose and goal of training and equipping African pastors for pastoral ministry in South Africa and Africa at large. At present, more than 200 African pastors have graduated. They are serving as pastors, church planters, missionaries and chaplains in at least sixteen African countries. Our prayer is that the Lord will send more harvesters into the field and we will remain faithful in equipping and training those whom He called and sent.
Kwacha Simwaka was born and raised in Malawi, Africa. At the age of eighteen, he attended a youth camp where he was saved through the preaching of the gospel. This transformation generated a desire to begin sharing the gospel with others. After realizing the call to the ministry, he pursued theological training at Christ Seminary in South Africa. Upon finishing his studies at Christ Seminary, he decided to go to The Master's Seminary for further pastoral training. While attending seminary, he served with student ministries at Grace Community Church where he met his wife, Amanda. The Simwakas have four daughters—Shirley, Charlotte, Magnolia and Violet.
We serve with Christ Baptist Church and Christ Seminary located in the northern part of South Africa. Christ Seminary is an institution that focuses on training local pastors both in South Africa and across African continent. Kwacha's role in this pastoral training involves teaching and mentoring students. His involvement at Christ Baptist Church includes shepherding young adults and children' ministry.
Update from Pastor Charlie Rampfumedzi of Christ Seminary:
It is a joy and a blessing to witness the hand of the Lord upon Christ Seminary this year when He blesses us with eleven men (11) for pastoral and theological training. Three men (2 from Zimbabwe and 1 from Madagascar) are attending via zoom and seven men (from South Africa) are in contact classes. We just lost one due to financial challenges. This brings the total men in training this year to thirty seven (37).
We are planning to bring all the men back on campus next semester beginning July 2021. In the meantime the second, third and fourth years are doing their classes online via using Zoom platform.
Jesus commanded us to pray that the Lord will send more labours into His harvest (Luke 10:2).
While waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus, we are exhorted to fulfil the ministry we have received from Him.
Thank you for your partnership in the gospel.
Pastor Charlie Rampfumedzi