Over 33 years ago, on Sunday 5TH of August 1985, The Mount Zion Faith Ministries began with the name Mount Zion Christian Productions. It was borne out of burden and vision in the hearts of Evangelist Mike and Gloria Bamiloye to evangelize the world through the medium of drama and film productions.
This Ministry took off with Mike Bamiloye and Gloria Obembe (now Gloria Bamiloye) and another sister, Grace Adeyemi (Now Grace Femi-Akintunde) who joined the ministry the day a Sister member withdrew. The Sisters were then students of the College of Education Ilesha in Osun State, Nigeria. The President of the Ministry, Evangelist Mike Bamiloye was also a student of the Institution but had graduated two years before that time.
People with same visions and calling began to join the ministry between 1985 and 1986 which was primarily devoted to spiritual preparations of prayers, fasting and searching of the word of God. On 11th July, 1986, the ministry had the first drama presentation at St. Margaret Girls Grammar School. Ilesa during the first Nigerian Christian Teachers Conference. The first drama was musical theatrical presentation titled: “HELL IN CONFERENCE”. In August 1987, Evangelist Mike Bamiloye resigned from his teaching professions to work full-time in the increasingly busy ministry.
On October 8, 1988, Mike and Gloria got married to combine their zeal, attentions and efforts on the growing ministry and in August, 1989, the entire members of the ministry went on full time service unto the Lord in the Ministry. From then, the ministry has gone on outreaches to Kano, Zaria, Kaduna, Jos, Calabar, Benin, Warri, and many places in Nigeria and the live drama tours has been taken the ministry to other African nations like Ghana, Cameroun and Kenya. In the year 2003, the Lord opened the door to Europe with drama outreaches in London. From the year 2003, the Lord has opened a new chapter in the volume of the ministry and given us a priority vision of film and T.V. serial productions. Hence, in the year 2004, the ministry was on film locations thrice for the production of “The Haunting Shadows” and “Busy But Guilty”
Thus between 2005 and 2010, within a space of 5 years, six TV serials were produced by Mount Zion Films Production, Nigeria: “Blood on the Altar:”, “The Forgotten Ones”, “One Careless Night”, and “The Stormy Seas” in addition to more than 11 feature films. By the priority of the mission the Lord has set for us, we are vacating the live-drama stage for a while so as to be able to feed the general masses with the word of God through the films and television drama outreaches.
Therefore, by the end of August 2014, the Mount Zion Faith Ministries Int’l, had produced 100 Christian movies. The Lord is increasing the work of our hand; the ministry has expanded into many evangelistic arms: Drama Outreaches, Film Production, Drama Institute, Production Studios, T.V. Production Outreach and Publications. And on May 1st 2016, the Africa’s first Christian Movie Channel was launched called: Mount Zion Television.
It launched in Nigeria on CONSAT-TV in Nigeria and came forth in the USA on June 1st, 2016 on TVAFRIQUE. To commemorate their 35th anniversary, the ministry has an “online radio” that has been fully since it was launched.