PROPHET JAY ISRAEL BIOGRAPHY, WIFE, CHILDREN, FAMILY, MINISTRY, CONTACT DETAILS, AGE, NET WORTH, HOUSES, CARS, AND PRIVATE JETS
Prophet Jay Israel is popularly known as Jay Israel Senior. He is one of Pastor Alph Lukau’s Spiritual Son. This is why people many call him “Son Of Pastor Alph Lukau.” Although he does not answer this name as a biological son, he does so as a spiritual son in the Christian faith.
Jay Israel is a Zimbabwean born pastor and founder of Spirit Life Mega Church based in South Africa.
He was born Jacob Dube in Zimbabwe.
In 2017, Israel engaged Benene Bee but the two parted ways barely three months after the announcement of their engagement. Jay Israel parted ways with his lover over infidelity claims. He had even paid lobola.
After his split with Benene, Israel started dating Khanya Mankayi whom H-Metro reported he was set to marry.
Career as a Pastor
He said he started a church in Harare at the age of 18
Israel burst onto the scene in 2016 following the launch of his church at the garage of his former personal assistant in East London, South Africa.
He soon got tongues wagging for making bold claims of healing people with miracle powers. In 2020 he posted a video on YouTube confessing that all the miracles he had performed were staged and that he had paid actors.
Joining A Cult
Jay Israel revealed details of how he used dead pigeons, red towels and a horn to gain power, wealth and popularity while running a cult at his church.
Appearing before the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) in November 2020, Jay Israel gave an account of how, when he joined a cult in Benin, he believed he was able to prophesy and make people do what he wanted them to do.
He also revealed how he joined a cult after he met a man from Ghana through Facebook who promised to help him grow his church.
Jay Israel said he left with the man for Benin where he was introduced to an elderly man. When asked what he wanted, Jay Israel said he wanted his church to grow.
After a ritual for protection process which included sleeping in a room with sculptures smeared with blood, getting cut by a razor blade and having a black substance rubbed onto the cuts, being washed with water mixed with leaves and having dead pigeon blood smeared all over his body, Jay Israel was introduced to the god that he would be worshipping.
He was told the name of the god was Atiovi.
The following day they went into another room where this god was. He said there was a lot of blood in the room. Jay Israel was told to kneel and bow down before the god. He was also told what to say to the god.
After the initiation was done he said he was given a bighorn which he kept in his bag. He said the horn was covered with a red cloth and had a head which contained a substance. He was told to use the horn before his church services.
They said when you go back to your country, you must make a sacrifice to the god [the horn] before you go into a church service. They said you kill a pigeon or chicken and take its blood and smear it on the horn. I was told to take gin and spit it on the head of the horn and say the words and lick it [blood] with your tongue.
He said after his return from Benin he would conduct “Do as I say services” when he started a church in East London.