Senior Pastors and Founders of Word of Life International Ministries
Apostle 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 Harare, 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 President of the AEA (Association of Evangelicals in Africa). Dr Shana is also the Chair of the World Evangelicals Association. He has 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. He is married to Pastor Maureen Beryl Shana and they have four children, Nicolle, Nontsikelelo, Craig and Ryan.
Pastor Maureen Beryl Shana
Pastor Maureen Beryl Shana is the Visionary of Woman Unlimited, which is a network that equips women with skills to overcome challenges in their lives. The Network has had interface with more than 15 000 women. She is married to Dr. Goodwill Shana and they have 4 children, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Together, they founded Word of Life International Ministries in 1990 which has since grown to a membership base of over 12,000 in 35 branches and is established in 3 continents. She is the former Chairperson of the Women’s Advisory Committee of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ). She holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA). She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Administration with the University of Zimbabwe. In 2012, Pastor Maureen was selected by Micah Challenge to be one of only five global champions of “Woman to Woman” a registered company in the UK. In November 2013, Pastor Maureen was selected to the membership of the first United Nations Women Civil Society Advisory Group Zimbabwe, CSAG-Z. The Civil Society Advisory Group – Zimbabwe is a mechanism for regular dialogue and discussion on UN Women’s programmes and priorities. She was awarded 2nd Runner-Up for the Matabeleland Region Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce. In the same year she was recognised as one of the 10 most influential women in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe by the Matabeleland Aids Council. In 2004, Pastor Maureen won the Empretec Business Woman of the Year for her prowess in the construction industry. Pastor Maureen has worked for the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) as a Business Consultant and Regional Manager for Matabeleland. Pastor Maureen has authored 3 books namely Beyond Limits, It’s Time for Your Miracle and a 120 day devotional.