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Surpresa Sithole
International Director of Pastors, Iris Ministries

Pastor Surpresa Sithole was called by the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age of 15 when the Lord told him to leave everything behind, follow Jesus and preach the gospel wherever he went. Leaving his family and all of his possessions, he took up his cross to follow Jesus and has never looked back since. In 1997, God sovereignly connected Pastor Surpresa with Heidi and Rolland Baker of Iris Ministries. Pastor Surpresa now serves as the International Director of Pastors for Iris Ministries where he helps oversee the rapidly spreading revival in southern Africa which has witnessed close to 7,000 new churches being birthed since 2000.


Pastor Surpresa and his wife Tryphina love Jesus more than life itself. This all consuming passion drives them to the darkest and most unreached areas of the world with one desire alone--to see the glory of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea (Hab 2:14). With a special impartation to catalyze revival fire all over the world, Surpresa is often sent by the Bakers to stir an unquenchable hunger for Him and the harvest. The Sithole’s live in Mbombela/Nelspruit, South Africa where they direct the work of Iris-Africa and Partners In Harvest.