Bishop Joe Imakando answered the call of God to minister in 1976. Thereafter he attended the Bible College in Kenya and the United Kingdom.
He served as Baptist Church Pastor for 9 years, thereafter he resigned to serve on the wider body of Christ as Executive Director for Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), an umbrella body that unites Pentecostal and Evangelical churches in Zambia. In 2010, Bishop Imakando was elected President of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA), an organization that has 10 Southern African countries affiliated to it.
During that time he was often called upon by government for advice where he served as Commissioner of inquiry.
In 1990, Bishop Imakando had an encounter with God that transformed his life; the change was evidenced in his preaching and ministrations of God's word.
In August 1992, while in Lagos Nigeria God gave him a vision that led to the birth of Bread of life Church International.
Bishop Imakando is now the Presiding Bishop of Bread of life Church International, Chairperson of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia, he is an apostle, teacher, author, conference speaker, broadcaster, bridge builder and adviser whose ministry has taken him to many nations.
Bishop Imakando's unique ministry is characterized by a strong apostolic favor which as resulted into the birthing of many mission churches and impartations.
His messages are simple, practical and extremely powerful. Consequently, many people have been lifted spiritually and catapulted into their destiny.
Bishop Imakando has written four touching books entitled “Dreaming your Destiny, “Prayer Our Secret Weapon”, “The Power of Favour” and “Key Ingredients to Success”.
He is married to Pastor Bernadette Imakando with four children.