THOUSANDS of people tune in to his show to watch him interview Mzansi’s top celebrities.
Now Pastor Enoch Phiri’s The Journey, which airs on One Gospel, has won a Crown Gospel Music Award.
Last Sunday the pastor’s show scooped an award in the Best TV Show category.
Pastor Phiri, founder of the Restoration Ministries in Protea Glen, Soweto, said: “I am happy I won but the biggest winners are the audience.”
The pastor, who said he did not expect to win in the tightly contested category, attributed his award to his faith in God.
“God is the leader of everything we do,” said the pastor.
He said the most important thing a pastor can do is preach the word of God on different platforms.
“My mission is to provide spiritual assistance and healing, as well as to draw people closer to God.”
Pastor Phiri said his show is a platform for celebrities who have overcome the odds to share their story.
“A lot of celebrities have been interviewed on the show.
“Their interviews motivate viewers who are losing hope.”
Pastor Phiri has interviewed the likes of former public protector Thuli Madonsela, actress Sophie Ndaba, kwaito musician Kabelo Mabalane, gospel artists Benjamin Dube and Dr Tumi, as well as radio presenter and activist Criselda Dudumashe.
The pastor thanked his producers, Given Mqikela and Marc Kotze, for working to ensure the show’s success.