*7 million on video conferencing
Over 6 million viewers worldwide joined Prophet Shepherd Bushiri as he launched his online church on Sunday, the 19th of April, 2020.
As the whole world goes into social distancing mode, churches closing the multimillion strong church has opted to go online and feed the gospel to its followers.
The move is being described as an intelligent and timely response to the suspension of physical church meetings due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
Prophet Bushiri explaining how his online church works said: “ECG Church Members and followers across the world become part of the church services through subscribing to Major 1 Connect, an Application which helps them joining the video conferencing hosted by Prophet Bushiri in his studios in South Africa.
“Through the video conferencing, those connected are able to interact with the Prophet, just like a normal physical church gathering. They are able to talk with the Prophet and, most important of it all, to pray with him as their number one prayer partner.
Bushiri said the video conference is then broadcasted LIVE on Prophetic Channel Tv, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter handle of the church which boots millions.
During the launch on Sunday about 7 000 connected directly through Major 1 Connect and over 6 million joined through connecting with live broadcasts on Prophet Channel Tv, You Tube and Facebook.
More than 25,000 people are expected to connect directly through Major 1 Connect in the coming service.
The ECG Church is happy with the innovation as it provides a platform of praise and worship that is safe, one that keeps people in their homes, in the wake of COVID-19.
"The live church services broadcasting will be conducted every Monday Diplomatic, Friday Midweek services from 20:00 CAT and Sunday Service from 10:00 in the morning," Bushiri said.
The Major 1 Connect Application can be found on AppStore and Google Store.