Our Vision

"A glorious, growing church with ministries of power, excellence and integrity where Jesus is the centre and He reigns supreme."

Our Mission Statement

Emanating from a heart of worship we proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the nations in the power of the Holy Spirit, committing the word to faithful men equipped to affect communities in righteousness and good deeds, bringing glory and honour to God.

Statement of Faith.

  • We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe man is fallen and lost and his total depravity makes necessary the new birth.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, death, bodily resurrection, present exaltation at God's right hand, and personal return.
  • We believe in the salvation of man through grace by faith in the substitutionary death and shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
  • We believe that he who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved and he that believeth not shall be damned.
  • We believe that the Church which is the Body of Christ consists of those who are born again, for whom He makes intercession in heaven and for whom He shall come again.
  • We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired Word of God.

History

The history of Word Alive Ministries International dates back to early 1980's with Rev Barbara Tippet who introduced a fellowship in her home after being miraculously healed of spinal complications in Johannesburg, South Africa.

What had happened is that Rev Barbara Tippet was staying in the commercial city of Malawi, Blantyre with her husband, Brian Tippet who was working as an accountant with one of the leading companies. But at 28 years of age, Rev Barbara had undergone three major spinal operations and she lived in a body plaster cast, used a walking stick and lived on strong pain killers.

In 1980, she resolved to travel to South Africa for yet another operation. Whilst in South Africa, her friend, Amanda Giles took her to Pastor Mc Cauley who prayed for her. It was at this moment that she confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and saviour and also got her complete healing.

Returning to Malawi, Rev Barbara Tippet did not just sit back but wanted to preach Jesus Christ who miraculously healed her. She began a fellowship in her home which later grew very big in number to an extent that a hall was rented for the meetings. This time various churches in town began forbidding their congregations to attend these fellowship meetings which included Lunch hour services, Bible study meetings and Mid-week services.

In 1985, her fellowship moved into larger premises, near Bombay Bazaar in Blantyre where a Bookshop was also introduced. This time the fellowship was called Mustard Seed Center and people like Fouzia Wilson, South African by origin but currently living in Malawi, Joyce Rix and Sheila Gilmore, both Malawians by origin played a vital role in laying the foundations of the fellowship. In a twist of events, when the fellowship grew and started to affect many souls, the government of that day shut it down because it was operating without legal documents. At this moment members of the fellowship prayed diligently up until 8th July 1987 when the government finally registered the fellowship as a church under the name "Blantyre Christian Center."