Apostle Mangaliso Matshobane

Mangaliso Matshobane received the Lord as his personal Lord and saviour when he was 6 yrs old after being ministered to by his sister Busisiwe Matshobane. He then grew up quickly in the things of God and at the age of 15 he received a call for ministry. He went to study Theology at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.
At the university God shaped his leadership skills through the Student Christian Movement(SCM)currently known as the Student Christian Organisation (SCO) where he was the chairperson of the organization for three years and also through the Student Representative Council (SRC) where he served for one full year.
While a student he pioneered a church plant project together with his friend Lucky Tshivhase (called City of Light ministry) who was the vision bearer and Pastor of this church plant.On completion of his honors degree in Systematic Theology, Mangaliso went to join his brother in law in ministry in 1995 in a vision called Good News Community Church (GNCC) in Port Elizabeth (P.E), KwaMagxaki , Eastern Cape, South Africa. He served as an elder pastoring over the youth and in charge of evangelistic crusades for almost 4 years. In 1996 he got married to his beautiful wife Biki and they are blessed with two children Thando and Joy.


In 1999 the Lord spoke to him to pioneer a church plant in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth  in advancing  the vision of Good News Community Church.
The church grew from 5 people to 300 plus in almost 3yrs. During this time he also planted churches in East London-Mdantsane and in Uitenhage , East Cape South Africa. In 2001 the Lord directed him to go and Pastor Good News Christian Church in King WilliamsTown, (south east of East London, South Africa) which at that time had no Pastor. The Lord proved himself faithful again in that the church grew from 100 to about 500 people in 3yrs. During this period he also planted churches in Queenstown, Cape Town, KwaDwesi in Port Elizabeth and also in nearby villages like Ndevana and small towns like Berlin.Manga

In 2004 November the Lord moved Mangaliso to Bhisho a small capital neighborhood of the Eastern Cape Province next to KingWilliamstown, where he planted a church which he called Community Church.This is where he is currently a pastor . Bhisho is where the offices of the government of the Eastern Cape are situated. Currently Mangaliso is an Apostolic leader and visionary of a network of churches called Apostolic Churches Together (ACT) www.actnetwork.co.za This is like minded, interdenominational churches joint together to form a network.
Mangaliso Matshobane is also an apostolic team member of the International Movement of Apostoilc and Prophetic Churches Together (IMPACT) in South Africa  which is an Apostolic network based in the Chicago, USA under Apostle John Eckhardt www.impactnetwork.net
Mangaliso is the National Coordinator of a fast growing prayer network in South Africa called South African Prayer Movement for Change (SAPMC). This is a movement whose intention is to pray for South Africa to change and come under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Mangaliso is also a member of a continental prayer network called Africa House of Prayer based in Kenya(www.africahouseofprayer.org) and serves in one of its arms called Africa Pastors and Ministers Prayer Network (APMPN) www.apmpnetwork.com

Mangaliso is also a member of Godly Governance Network (GGN) in the Eastern Cape which is a prophetic voice which engages government on promoting and preserving godliness in governance.