Thamo and Mirolyn have been married since April 1985, and have been in ministry since. They are graduates of the Bethesda Bible College (1987), and were ministers in the Full Gospel Church of God (FGC) in South Africa, until September 1994. Their first appointment to ministry was to Sharon Temple (FGC), Greytown, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa in 1987.
They earned their Masters degrees in Church History and Church and Development respectively, at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
In June 1994, Thamo and his wife Mirolyn were divinely prompted ‘to plant a church that would be a breath of fresh air to traditional Christianity.’ Consequently, the River of Life Christian Ministries (ROLCM) was established in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on 2 October 1994. The ministry developed into an apostolic hub for modelling and disseminating the message of the Apostolic Season, to many nations. They faithfully served the ministry for seventeen years before being mandated to leave ROLCM to plant a church in Sandton, Gauteng, the economic hub of South Africa and, arguably, Africa. This move gave birth to GATE Ministries Sandton (GMS) on 12 February 2012. They presently serve as senior elders of GMS.
Thamo has earned the reputation, amongst his colleagues and peers, of a pioneer with an unmistakable propensity for leadership, a profound ability to exegete the Word of God, and resolute obedience to the Lord.
Thamo currently provides spiritual oversight to churches both nationally and internationally. Thamo travels extensively, addressing church leaders on the call for the restoration of the church to ancient biblical patterns of building, and for the emergence of the corporate son of God in the earth. He accomplishes this through leadership and development forums.
Within South African Pentecostal circles has emerged a movement of variegated streams, named in this study as the Apostolic Movement (AM). Proponents of this movement call for a return to the ‘apostolicity of the church.’ The AM draws attention to the nature, hierarchical structure and mission of the church, introducing ‘new’ and contrasting perspectives to those traditionally held by Pentecostal churches.
A new season has dawned upon the Church of Jesus Christ, labelled in some circles as the Apostolic Reformation. It comes in the form of a clarion call from the throne of God for a consummate reformation of gigantic proportions to be imposed upon the Church.Gilgal is the place of constructive preparation or re-formation. It symbolises a sensitive and critical place in the life and experience of a people, ministry or nation in the earth.
Gate is a global family of autonomous and self-governing Spiritual Households (congregations). Each Spiritual Household is led by a Senior Elder (representative father) and is voluntarily joined by covenant, is mutually accountable, and submitted to the apostolic leadership of GATE. The GATE family of Spiritual Households regards itself as an integral part of the corporate Body of Christ, the Church and is therefore encouraged to foster relations with congregations within the Body of Christ.
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