In South Africa, this move of the Holy Spirit also had an impact, as many recognized church leaders of these newly independent churches and “flows,” met unofficially together to seek the Lord for guidance to plan the way forward. This led to over 500 lead Pastors of independent churches and “flows,” throughout the county gathered in Durban at the Malibu Hotel, where IFCC was birthed on August 18, 1985. This formation was known then, as the International Fellowship of Christian Churches.
At this founding meeting, all the attendees recognized and endorsed the leaders , who had initiated the Malibu meeting, as the respective leaders of the IFCC, to lead and put in place, what was necessary, to constitute the movement. The founding leaders of the IFCC were Pastors, Ray McCauley , Edmond Roeberts , Tim Salmon , Nick van der Westhuizen , Dr Fred Roberts and Evangelist Reinhardt Bonnke.