In an interview recently, the AFM leader said that the purpose of worshiping God is to gain heavenly favor and people should not quarrel over earthly matters.
Reverend Chiangwa, who was himself expelled from the church he had built with most of his parishioners after disagreements over constitutional changes, mobilized his members across the country to prioritize their spirituality over material issues.
He, however, welcomed AFM International’s recent endorsement of the Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe (the church he leads) and said he grew up in AFM and had no intention of leaving it.
“We are the AFM. My DNA is AFM. I will never change the birth certificate of the church organization I grew up in and God called me to. I will remain AFM until Jesus comes with all who choose to serve God under the flag of the original AFM to worship and serve,” he said.
The fight for control of the AFM was recently reignited after AFM International welcomed and recognized the faction led by Chiangwa Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe at a meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, and 29 presidents from across the mainland agreed that the Chiangwa faction be recognized to become a member of AFM International.
The admission of the Zimbabwe AFM follows an ugly legitimacy dispute with the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe, led by the Reverend Amon Madawo, which won the court battle.
AFM International Council Chairman Rev. George Mahlobo also recently attended the Inaugural Conference of AFM Zimbabwe at Mufaro, Mshagashe West, Masvingo and delivered a heartwarming message to its Zimbabwean members.