Bishop I Makamu Biography: Wiki, Age, Origin, Wife, Net Worth

Israel Makamu (born in 1970s) popularly known as Bishop I Makamu is a South African preacher, motivational speaker, TV show host and entrepreneur. He is the founder of  Bishop Makamu Church Endless Hope Bible Church. He also has a reality show I Am Bishop I Makamu on Moja Love.

Bishop I Makamu
Bishop I Makamu: Bio, Facts, Photo
Quick Facts
Birth Name:Israel Makamu
Birth Date:1970s
Birth Place:Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Preacher, TV Host
Wife:Hlonphile Makamu(m. 2005)
Net Worth:$450,000 – $750,000

Early Life

Bishop Israel Makamu was born and raised in Katlehong, Gauteng. His father was a pastor and that had placed lots of pressure on him while growing up. However, he found himself preaching and praying to students which earned him the nickname Bishop.

His father, Titus Makamu died in 2017 while his mother, Rophinia Makamu is still involved in the church.

Makamu attended Bible School to study Theology after completing his high school. He also went to the Christian Family Church International Bible College.


Israel founded the Bishop Makamu Church Endless Hope Bible Church which has grown to more than 10 branches nationwide. He revealed that he recieves salary just like his other employees. Even though his preaching style has created controversies online, the pastor has remained consistent in getting his messages accross.

He is a host of the TV show, Rea Tsotella on the Dstv channel Moja Love, of which he stepped down from due to the controbersy he faced as regards the audio recording which surfaced online where it revealed that he asked for sex from a minor.

He has a reality show I Am Bishop I Makamu on Moja Love, a 13 part reality Tv show where he showcased his daily activities, family Life and challenges he faced as a paator to his followers.

As an entrepreneur, he launched his funeral service home in 2013.

Personal Life

Israel Makamu met his wife, Hlonphile, in 2003 and they got married in 2005. His wife was only 19 years of age when they met and was also studying nursing at Ann Latsky Nursing College in Johannesburg.

Net Worth

Bishop I Makamu has an estimated net worth of $450,000 – $750,000.

Social Media Handle

  • Instagram: @bishop_makamu
  • Twitter: @Bishop_Makamu

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