Church Liaison Officer - Bishop Lazarus M Khanye

Bishop Bishop Lazarus Mpande Khanye has been the Church Liaison Officer at the Ecumenical Church Leaders Forum since 2015. As the Church Liaison officer at ECLF, his main task lies in capacitating church leaders in peacebuilding and ensuring pastors are trained in Conflict Prevention Management Resolution and Transformation (CPMRT). He received his training from Christ Lamb Theological School in South Africa at Kwazulu Natal from 2001 to 2004 majoring in Theology. 

After his training, he led the Presbyterian Church of Africa in Zimbabwe since 2004 as a Bishop leading the Zimbabwe Presbytery. He currently serves as the President of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) where he is serving his second term, and is also a co-chair of the Bulawayo Church Leaders Forum. In addition, Bishop Khanye has been an executive member of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) since 2017. He also has been a consultant in paralegal training since 2004.

He’s passionate about working with communities and is involved in local peace committees and fraternals which involve key stakeholders for development. He’s a leader who has a passion for peacebuilding which he stresses is essential for development and progress.