Religious tourism is set for a major boost as one of the local churches Apostolic Faith Ministries (AFM), St Mary’s faith centre plans to build state of the art worshipping centre in Chitungwiza.

However, authorities at the church say the project can successfully be completed with the help of corporate partners.

AFM held a one day conference aimed at calling for partners in the construction of their worshipping centre in St Mary’s Chitungwiza.

The worshipping centre is expected to open in 2020 once resources have been mobilised.

Guest of honour at the fundraising conference Dr Nigel Chanakira appealed to the business community to assist in the construction of the church.

The assembly leader Pastor Johannes Zehama and AFM Overseer Collin Dandure emphasized the role churches are playing in communities and how they morally shape the nation.

The AFM church has schools, bible colleges and orphanages and is carrying out developmental projects which will create employment and benefit the underprivileged.

The completion of St Mary’s faith centre is one the many  projects by AFM which will benefit the church and the local community through the creation of jobs and winning souls.