Dr. Goodwill Shana

Dr. Goodwill Shana is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Word of Life International Ministries, a ministry whose headquarters is based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. This ministry has grown from a membership of 4 people to a congregation of over 15 000 people in 35 branches across 5 nations namely: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Goodwill Shana is a lawyer by training and is a holder of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree as well as an honorary doctors degree from Antioch Bible College in Columbus Ohio.

Dr. Goodwill Shana is recent past President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ), an association of over 300 Evangelical and Pentecostal Denominations comprising of over 4,5 million members. He is also the former Chair of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD). ZHOCD comprises of the three main Christian mother bodies: the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference, Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, to which close to 8.5 million Christians in Zimbabwe are affiliated through over 300 denominations.

Dr Shana is also the current Vice – President of the AEA (Association of Evangelicals in Africa). The Association of Evangelicals in Africa an association of evangelicals in Africa that seeks to foster Christian unity, provide identity, voice and platform for over 80 million evangelical Christians in Africa.

Dr. G. Shana also served as Commissioner in the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and has also served as the Chair of Transparency International and special TI Envoy, to Kenya.

Dr. Shana also sits on several boards such as;

Rebirth of Africa Network

Centre for Peace Initiatives in Africa

Board of Conveners for Great Zimbabwe Scenarios

Woman Alive 

Dr. Goodwill Shana is married to Pastor Maureen Beryl Shana and they have four children, Nicolle (25), Nontsikelelo (24), Craig (21) and Ryan (12).