Pastor Esau Banda is the Senior Pastor at Malawi’s Pentecost International Christian Centre. He is a firm believer in Israel as God’s chosen land, and as such he has mobilized public prayers for Israel over the past 15 years. He is a member of Malawi for Israel, a ministry that defends Israel and prays for her safety. He is part of the executive committee of Way of the Cross, an interdenominational prayer ministry whose main objective is to unite churches, leaders and Christians to pray for the peace of Israel. Apostle Esau Banda co-authored a position paper to the Malawi government lobbying for increased Malawi-Israel diplomatic relations.