Our journey began in April 1998 when God supernaturally called and turned our Pastor, Jolly Murenzi who was by then enjoying her promising career and professional job in the area of Architect into a new woman with a burden to reach out to the community and the whole nation with the gospel of the love of God and hope during the time when our nation Rwanda was still suffering from the fresh effects of 1994 Genocide.
After Pastor Jolly heard the call of God to serve Him that is when she began to pastor Shining Light Church. Our Pastor started from zero with no place of meeting and without any property for the Church. Her desire was to recover the work of God through prayer, seeking the will of God and evangelizing the community. She began the work with a few people and most of them were youth and widows who had no supportive means of income. The Lord was so gracious to our pastor He went on using her in the work of pastoring the Church. God also brought in some international people working with the Tribune Rwanda to her, the family of Randolf Tebbs and Mabika Family who were so committed and supportive to our Church.
In the year 2000, God began to raise our Church to the level of National influence when God supernaturally brought in a man of God, Apostle Charles Murenzi who came at the right timing of God and he stood as an Apostle to establishment and give direction to the ministry during these early stages of our growth. Through the Apostolic Ministry by organizing revival conferences and crusades that made our Church to grow and became one of the first Church in the history of the Nation after 1994 Genocide that brought revival, spiritual healing and inspired many ministers to serve God. This is why in the year 2001 by leading of the Holy Spirit, pastor Jolly and the leadership of the Church asked Apostle Charles Murenzi to be a father and to give Apostolic covering to our Ministry. Apostle Charles Murenzi stood as a father in the apostolic grace in this work. After some years of Ministry Apostle Charles and Pastor Jolly deep in their hearts felt the Holy Spirit leading them to change the name. In the year 2015 the name of the ministry was changed to Life Givers Christian Ministry International.
Due to the combined gifting of Apostle Charles and Pastor Jolly Murenzi, the commitment of our associate pastors and the supportive congregation our church has been growing steadily and has done a tremendous work through evangelism, planting churches, meeting both spiritual and physical needs of the people. By the grace of God through the persistence faith and prayer of our leaders, the Church that had a humble beginnings and struggled financially even to raise a small amount of money towards the rented premises for the place of worship for many years, in 2008 was able to purchase a big property of land in the heart of the city center of Kigali that now hosts Life Givers Christian Center and the Ministry headquarter office.