Gospel musician pastor Michael Mahendere is celebrating his 39th birthday today.

Mahendere took to social media to thank God and everyone who has influenced his life in a positive way.

He said: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I’m forever grateful for all You have done for me. Your mercy found me and placed me in the capable hands of Special People who love me.

“I’m so grateful for having a beautiful , supporting and wonderful wife, awesome children and family, I’m grateful for my Parents Sekuru and Gogo Mahendere the Man and Woman who brought and raised me to be who I am. My dear Mom and Dad Ruth Emmanuel and Emmanuel Makandiwa, my forever loved super Human. Brothers and Sisters, Friends and Loved ones. Lord Jesus, I’m forever grateful.”, he wrote.

Born 28 May 1983 Mahendere is a Zimbabwean gospel musician, businessman and a pastor at United Family International Church under Emmanuel Makandiwa.

Michael married Vimbai Nyatsambo in December 2011.Vimbai works alongside Mahendere as the co-manager of his band, Direct Worship. They have three children together.