Daniel Mekonnen (Apostle)

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Daniel Mekonnen war born in _ _ _

Pastor Daniel was raised in an affluent Orthodox Christian family in Addis Ababa. He was one of the active participants in the Pentecostal movement in the late 1960s. He later joined a small but in influential Pentecostal group known as Tsion, known for its choir and gospel songs, in Addis Ababa. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Daniel became one of the most widely known and famed charismatic preachers involved in healing ministry in the Meserete Kristos Church. Daniel was reported to have performed several miracles during the revolution, at Bole MKC, drawing the attention of the government authorities, which also brought its closure.
He later moved to the United States and continued his charismatic preaching, which stressed healing services, while pastoring a church in Washington that has one of the biggest Ethiopian congregations in the diaspora. After a long sojourn in the United States, Daniel returned to Ethiopia and opened a parachurch organization, Gospel Light Ministries, while still pastoring a local church in Addis Ababa.

Tibebe Eshete (2009), p. 344


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(posted in 2018)