The history of Authentic Word Ministries, which birthed Zion Temple Celebration Centre, dates back to the early 1990s. In 1992, in the city of Kisangani (in Democratic Republic of Congo), God gave a revelation to a young man by the name of Paul Gitwaza.
The revelation was about God's intention to raise an army of "end times warriors" around the world in order to prepare the bride of Christ before His majestic return. God's vision for this ministry was to birth an end time revival movement that would reach every corner of the world, through a mighty army of servants who would be both fully committed and equipped to fight and win the battle for the Lord. The army would be made up of people devoted to the Lord and uncompromising in their love for the Lord despite suffering and persecution that they would face.