Gracious Chikore is a Zimbabwean pastor and the daughter of Ezekiel Guti and Eunor Guti. She was raised in a family deeply involved in the ministry, with her father being the founder of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa Forward in Faith Ministries International (ZAOGA FIF).
Gracious’ exact date of birth is not available to the public.
Involvement in ZAOGA FIF
Gracious Chikore’s upbringing in a ministerial family instilled in her a passion for serving in the church. She, along with her six siblings, actively contributed to the growth and development of ZAOGA FIF. Together, they played significant roles in advancing the ministry’s mission and vision.
Ezekiel Guti Succession Controversy
In July 2021, Gracious Chikore, along with her siblings Dr. Dorcas Jaricha and La-Verne Simukai, was allegedly involved in a controversy surrounding the succession plans for Ezekiel Guti within ZAOGA FIF. Reports emerged of purges within the ministry, targeting senior members, including figures like Washington Rupapa. The alleged motive behind these actions was to isolate Ezekiel Guti and pave the way for a new leadership transition.
Tensions within the ministry had been brewing, leading to speculation about potential splits within the church. Some interpreted the anointing of Joseph Guti as a possible successor. However, it was reported that Joseph Guti was gradually being sidelined.
Sources indicated that Gracious Chikore and her siblings allegedly held their father under what was described as an involuntary house arrest at his Chitungwiza home. This situation raised concerns of external forces exerting influence over Ezekiel Guti’s management, leading to speculations about power struggles and potential power shifts within the church.
Legacy and Impact
Gracious Chikore’s involvement in the ministry, alongside her family, has a lasting impact on ZAOGA FIF. While controversies and speculations have surrounded her activities, her contributions to the church’s growth and the legacy of her father cannot be overlooked.