Raphael was born in Zimbabwe and met the Lord at the age of 17 after a series of tragic events had taken place, which includes the passing of his mother. Raphael says the reason his life has taken a turn towards a better lifestyle is because of the presence of Jesus Christ. His encounter with Jesus has sparked a passionate desire for him to help people to know God, be free, and live victorious lives. He has a heart for mentorship and loves to encourage the younger and older generations to continue in the faith. HE EXISTS TO EVANGELIZE THE LOST, MOBILIZE THE CHURCH FOR LOCAL AND GLOBAL MISSIONS, AND MAKE DISCIPLES FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
Raphael has served in various areas of the church which includes children, youth, and young adult ministry.                                          

He served for two years with Scripture Union in Zimbabwe. There he visited schools preaching the message of salvation. He worked in AIDS-awareness programs in Zimbabwe through Family Impact. He is a proud graduate of YWAM (Youth with a Mission) discipleship program soon after he staffed a discipleship training school in YWAM Zimbabwe. He has done internships at both children and youth camps in Dallas, Texas with Kids for the Nations at Christ for the Nations Institute and in New Mexico with Cook Canyon Ranch for two summers.                                    

He also has taken mission trips to England, Botswana, and Mozambique. Raphael has been on television with “God Answers Prayer” which is viewed in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. He has been traveling around the USA preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ mostly in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.While in Zimbabwe he served in various parts of the ministry at Victory Fellowship Church preaching to the homeless, youth, and children’s ministry. In Texas He and Heidi served as Youth Pastors at Fellowship of Joy and City Chapel in Grand Prairie Texas. 
Raphael is a graduate of Christ For The Nations Institute Bible College in Dallas, Texas for the year 2008, and while at this college he met his wife to be and ministry partner Heidi. Today they are happily married and have three kids Judah, Ellie, and Aliyah.

Raphael began as lead Pastor at City Church in January 2015. He received a B.A. in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and a Masters in Bible and Theology from Criswell College. Raphael enjoys Jesus, family, a good book, photography, outdoors and rugby.  

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