Highly acclaimed Pentecostalist, evangelist, motivational speaker, marriage councilor and bible expositor.
Man of God who succinctly validates the omnipotence and blessings of the living God is Dr. S.D. Gumbi.
This man of God, who rose from the spiritually deprived environment of Standerton in Mpumalanga Province, he embraced Jesus Christ as his saviour on 10th January 1959, has manifested the truism of the gospel of John the Baptist when the Lord Jesus Christ exhorted him to, “remain in me and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruits by itself. It must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branch. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit because apart from me, you can do nothing. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you.”
Not only has he travelled the world, his sermons and ministry which are flavored with stimulating and life changing satire, have attracted many worshippers because of his humor and ability to heal and change people’s lives. His remarkable ministry as an Assemblies of God , is underpinned by the blessings that have elevated him with honorary doctorates from different institutions locally and abroad!
Because of the glow of his spirituality, he is adored by the young and old who relish his ability to interpret the gospel in a manner that they understand. That his ministry is powerful and underscored by the gifts that are showered on him by many who have been healed.
A revered and much sought after speaker by universities, technickons, corporate companies, conferences and churches, he has harnessed his musicality as an adept composer and producer to extend his ministry .On the year 1984 he started a gospel group (S.O.S choir) which recorded six sngs. Their 1st album hit platinum ‘”HAMBA MZALWANE” and it’s not surprising that his gospel CD release by Higher Dimensions Music is titled, ” Amehlo Ami Avulekile”. After the blessings showered on him and the miracles infused by his sermons, he ‘s certainly spot on. The scales from his eyes dropped from his face those many years ago when he embraced Jesus Christ.
God used this man in his hometown in 1976 and he managed to start combined services on Sundays with different churches. The Christian youth of Sakhile were so united under his guidance. In 1984 there was a fight between two parties (Comrades and M.G ) where lots of lives were lost. He stood in such time trying to mediate, he was the only pastor conducting funerals of those who passed on.
Dr Gumbi has put Standerton and Lekwa municipality in a global map .In 1999 he started a Lekwa revival 2007 and Spiritual feast.
A member of the Executive of the Assemblies of God, his gospel music is certain to be lapped up by a myriad of worshippers many of whom have wallowed in his reality sermons .He actively participated in the o Body of Christ Interdenominational World whose mission was to develop and mentor young ministers.