Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke (1940 — 2019) - Legacy of Harvest
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REINHARD BONNKE - LEGACY OF HARVEST

1940 - 2019

Reinhard Bonnke: A Life Lived on Fire for His Saviour It is with great sadness that Evangelist Daniel Kolenda and the entire global Christ for All Nations family announce the death of our founder, friend and spiritual father, Reinhard Bonnke.

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December 12, 2019 • Memorial Service


Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Reinhard Bonnke

On the 7th of December, 2019, Christ for All Nation’s founder and spiritual father, Reinhard Bonnke passed away. He was 79 years old.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at Faith Assembly in Orlando, Florida. The service will be open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to REGISTER ONLINE and arrive early as the doors will close at 11am promptly, out of respect for the family.

December 7, 2019 • Day 3


Reinhard is with Jesus! - Ado Ekiti, Nigeria - Day 3

The third night of our crusade here in Ado Ekiti, Nigeria has just come to a close. The last few days here have been amazing. The power of God is moving and multitudes have been touched (some pictures are attached). However, as you might imagine, today has been marked by one extraordinary event.

This day will go down in history as the day one of God’s greatest generals went home. When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that my day would end with such a whirlwind of emotion. I have both deep sorrow and great joy.

December 7, 2019 • Legacy of Harvest


A note from Daniel Kolenda

It is with great sadness that I and the entire Christ for All Nations family announces the death of our founder, friend and spiritual father, Reinhard Bonnke.

All told, more than 79-million people made Christ their Lord as a result of Evangelist Bonnke’s ministry. Bonnke was best known for his gospel outreach campaigns throughout Africa. It is no exaggeration to say that his work transformed the continent.

Evangelist Bonnke drew some of the largest live audiences in history. In November of 2000, at a single meeting in Lagos, Nigeria, 1.6 million attendees heard him preach the truth of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. From big cities to the bush, in deserts, jungles and savannahs, similar crowds assembled in almost every nation in Africa.

It wasn’t Reinhard Bonnke’s speaking alone that drew the masses. The multi-day events were always marked by the miracle-working power of God. From the start of his ministry in 1967 to his last gospel campaign in 2017, thousands upon thousands were healed. The creative work of the Holy Spirit dissipated cancers, opened blind eyes, reset broken minds and shook the Church to once again believe for the “greater works” promised by Jesus Himself.

Those who knew him off-stage can testify to his personal integrity, genuine kindness and overflowing love for the Lord. His ministry was inspired and sustained by his rich prayer life, his deep understanding of the Word and his unceasing intimacy with the Holy Spirit. As he wrote in Living a Life of Fire (one of more than 30 books he authored).

“In truth, I have done nothing alone. God has called me and has been my pilot. The Holy Spirit has been my comforter, my guide, and my power source… He brought to me the perfect wife. He gave us our beautiful children and extended family. And He has provided a team that has grown with me through decades of working together. Beyond that, He has brought thousands to stand with us. They have supported us in prayer and in partnership. Our rewards in Heaven will be equal.”

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is survived by his wife, Anni, three adult children, Kai-Uwe, Gabrielle, and Susie and eight grandchildren. We share in their grief – even as we celebrate his profound legacy of faith and joyfully anticipate our heavenly reunion.

God bless you, and thank you for your prayers.

Daniel Kolenda