As a young man, Asfaw D. Berhane was a founder and leader of the Ethiopian Youth for Christ and suffered persecution and torture for his Pentecostal beliefs. Fleeing his homeland in the early seventies, he studied at the International Apostolic Bible College in Denmark and then moved on to Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Berhane settled in the States and excelled as a fashion designer in Los Angeles, California. In 2001 he began full-time ministry as an evangelist anointed for prophecy, healing, preaching, and prayer. Berhane is the father of two born-again, young adult children, and he currently works as a counselor at Trinity Broadcasting Network.