Ghanaian healing evangelist leading massive crusade campaign in SA

Taxi drivers in Port Elizabeth have been provided with contra vision print posters to promote the Healing Jesus Campaign evangelism crusades in the city from December 1 to 3.

Ghanaian-based international healing evangelist Bishop Dag Heward Mills will be back in South Africa next week to lead “Healing Jesus Campaign (HJC)” crusades in the country in partnership with local churches. The latest campaign in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Northern Cape from November 18 to December 20 follows previous campaigns in SA in April 2015 and in 2014.

Rev Erasmus Mills-Thompson.

Gateway News met today with HJC Crusade Director, Rev Erasmus Mills-Thomson, who is currently in Port Elizabeth with the advance team which has been preparing the way ahead of medical doctor-turned crusade evangelist and prolific author, Dag Heward Mills, who has preached to crowds of up to half a million in one night and seen more than 10 million decisions for Christ since launching HJC in 2003.

“We are grateful to God for Reinhard Bonnke and Christ for all Nations who have been active in evangelising Africa for a long time. But we believe it is now the time for us to take the Gospel everywhere. We can’t just be at the receiving end,” said Rev Mills-Thompson.

Fleet of trucks
He said HJC has come to SA with a fleet of trucks from Ghana to carry the stage, lighting, sound system, generators, outside broadcasting unit and 10 000 chairs it has brought for its outdoor crusades. It has also brought 10 buses and will hire more local buses should the need arise. He said the fleet used in campaigns in West African nations is typically larger, comprising 45 vehicles and including 4-wheel drives to access rugged terrain. In West African campaigns they also set up a tented clinic to serve up to 5 000 people in areas lacking medical infrastructure. Finding venues large enough to accommodate mass open-air rallies has been a challenge in some countries and they have had to go so far as to clear part of a forest to make space.

Mills-Thompson, who is married with two young sons, has a degree in economics and management and trained as a pilot. In addition to being one of the Crusade Directors of HJC he is a member of the pastoral team of Heward-Mills’ church in Accra, Ghana. 

Bishop Dag Heward Mills during his last visit to South Africa in April 2015 when he led Healing Jesus Campaign crusades in Gauteng and Free State.

He said Heward Mills received a call from God while he was at medical school and started a small fellowship. He qualified as a doctor in 1989 and in obedience to a call from God and with a passion for seeing souls saved he went into full time Christian ministry in 1990. The small fellowship grew into the Lighthouse Chapel church. The church grew and they established branches. Today there are nearly 2 000 Lighthouse Chapel International churches in 72 nations.

He said Heward Mills says he never set out to establish churches and that he often stands back and watches what God, by His grace, has been doing through him. He has led evangelism campaigns all over the world, has seen “nearly all of the miracles recorded in the New Testament” at crusades, and is the author of more than 45 books of which there are currently about 10 million in print.

He said Heward Mills launched HJC in 2003 in response to a calling from the Lord to use the gifting He gave him not only to benefit his churches but to bless the Lord’s churches in many other areas.

“I believe by the grace of God there will be many more churches in South Africa after we are gone. Our vision is to strengthen local churches and help them achieve in a short time what would normally take a very long time,” Mills-Thompson said.

He said the many people who are expected to respond to Jesus at crusades will be released into local churches. Pastors’ conferences would also be held at crusade centres with the goal of empowering local leaders with some of the revelation from the Word of God that Heward Mills has gained in more than 30 years of ministry.

Port Elizabeth church leaders at a gathering to rally support for the Heal Jesus Campaign.

He said that HJC has been well-received by local church leaders in the areas where crusades are being held. One of the groups in Port Elizabeth that has got behind HJC is the Switched On movement which grew out of a citywide evangelism campaign in Nelson Mandela Bay in August 2015.

The HJC crusade itinerary is:

Cape Town (Mitchell’s Plain) — November 18, 19, 20.
Paarl — November 21, 22.
Worcester — November 23, 24
Port Elizabeth (Dan Qeqe Stadium) — December 1, 2, 3.
East London (Sisa Dukashe Stadium, Mdantsane) — December 4, 5, 6.
King William’s Town (Victoria Ground) — December 7, 8.
Mthatha (Rotary Stadium) — December 9, 10, 11.
Queenstown (Indoor Sports Centre) — December 12, 13.
Bloemfontein — December 15, 16, 17.
Kimberly — December, 18, 19, 20.

More information is available from Rev Erasmus Mills-Thompson at 081 096 2661 or and from the website: 



  1. I believe the power of the Almighty God will be with the crusade team in Jesus’ name n also valor of people will receive their healing n break through.
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,today n forever more.

  2. Douglas Degadzor

    I’m so privilege to be part of this great family. I pray for more grace to continue this work. I love u bishop Dag Heard-Mills.

  3. I believe lives will be saved, the blind will see and the dead will resurrect in Jesus name. Africa must be saved.

  4. Vincent Avornyo

    Eastern cape south African is about to experience a total transformation By the power of God through the anointed servant of God evangelist Dag Heward Mills.

  5. Ernest Ofori-Atta

    Thanks to our God for the free gift of salvation. What an awesome God.

  6. To God be the Glory. We believe in God for miracles of changed lives and faith in Him during the r
    trying times

  7. Peace Nana Akua Wilson

    This is awesome, God bless you Bishop Dag. Am blessed to know you and to be part of the family. More grace to the team.

  8. This Evangelist is very anointed. SA can never be thesame again after these nights.

  9. This is prophecy fulfilled. Africa shall be saved, from Cape town to Cairo. Evangelist Dag, God bless you

  10. By one man’s obedience many are saved. The Lord has rewarded Bishop Dag for his faithfulness to this course.

  11. Philemon Tijani

    Praise to God. I believe the LORD will confirm With signs and wonders as our Father the Anointed savant of God Bishop Dag Heward Mills minister. May the Good LORD give more Grace to the Healing Jesus crusade and also Bishop Dag Heward Mill. many miracles will happen for JESUS is the same yesterday, today and forever more

  12. Glory be to God,the lord use him mightly in this end time.Amen

  13. A great visitation of God is coming to South Africa. And she will never be the same.

  14. God bless Evangelist Dag! I need this desire for the lost so help me God.

  15. Glory be to God for this greats events ahead. God bless Evangelist Dag Heward Mills and the HJC team for your obedience and sacrifice to take the Gospel to every nation. South Africa will not be the same after this. Amen

  16. God will surely visit SA …get ready it’s your time

  17. Indeed S.A. will not be the same again after this massive crusade.

  18. Gladys Selebogo

    I believe Port ELizabeth will never be the same, the Lord is going to move and souls will be won

  19. This is prophecy fulfilled right before us. we use to read this about American Evangelist and others but God has raised a servant from Africa and is using him Mightily. SA will never be the same after this visit. God bless Bishop Dag ……

  20. Pastor Edgar & Letitia Michaels

    We are proud spiritual sons of bishop Dag and as such are experiencing the growth in our church and effectiveness in our Ministries through this awesome anointing of Bishop Evangelist Dag Heward-Mills. We open up our hearts and the arms of the city welcome this power that’s gonna break strongholds and take our city into the wonders of God’s Kingdom

  21. Timothy Debrah

    South Africa is about to be blessed. South Africa will never be the same. Alleluiah

  22. We are trusting God for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit during this Healing Jesus Campaign. May many people come to salvation, congregations grow & our whole Nelson Mandela Bay area be transformed by the power of God! Welcome & every blessing on the H.J.C team, as they minister in Nelson Mandela Bay!

  23. As much as i am for this, let us not see this man as the saviour but merely the vessel

  24. I realy thank God for this event South Africa it will be blessed , And Eastern cape Umutata i believe it will never be the same again Amen I love you Bishop and I desire the grace that is upon you i recognise that a man can not do this anles the lord our God is with him

  25. I pray to the Lord our God everyday for more campaigns like this, esp here in mitchells plain, cape town….and I Thank you Pastor Dag Heward-Mills for your obidience, your compasion and honesty…May God’s favor be with you always.

  26. By his stripe we are healed.
    We revoke ,cancel & nullify any other report.glory to Jesus

  27. Bishop SG Skade

    I have seen great miracles happen in Mdantsane in the past 3 days of the healing Jesus Campaign and most of the wonderful unity of the Body of Christ. This happened at Sisana Dukashe Stadium,Mdantsane.