Farai Katsande is the 6th child in a family of 12 siblings, born in Zimbabwe to a peasant family. He became a believer in 1985.
Farai served in the corporate world as an accounting officer and finance manager for three different companies. He also served as a Youth Pastor for ten years before he joined Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCC) in Zimbabwe in 2000 as a Jesus Film® coordinator.
He has served in different roles in the ministry, for example, Director of Operations, Campus Director, National Director, and as the Finance Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. He was appointed as the Area Team Leader for Southern and Eastern Africa in 2010. He served in that role until his appointment as Vice President for Africa in 2021.
Farai championed several ministry initiatives in Zimbabwe and beyond. One recent example is the Hope2020 initiative. Together with the National Team Leaders for Southern and Eastern Africa, he championed a digital evangelistic and discipleship online campaign that saw thousands of people come to Christ during the Covid-pandemic. He is also a church planter who planted the first Church for Christ Connect Family Church, which has seen the planting of 18 additional churches.
He holds various diplomas and degrees, which include a Masters in Leading Innovation and Change from York, St. John University, United Kingdom; a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University; and is a final Ph.D. Student in Organizational Leadership, Regent University.
He is married to Chipo and has three children, Michael, Trinity, and Trish. They reside in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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