Surprise "Supressa" Sithole was called by the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age of 15 when the Lord told him to leave everything behind, follow Jesus and preach the gospel wherever he went. Leaving his family and all possession, he took up his cross to follow the Lamb wherever He goes and has never looked back since.
In 1997, God sovereignly connected Surprise with Heidi and Rolland Baker of IRIS Ministries. Surprise now serves as the International Director of Pastors for IRIS Ministries where he helps oversee the rapidly spreading revival in southern African which has witnesses close to 7,000 new churches being birthed since 2000.
Surprise loves Jesus more than life itself. This all consuming passion drives him to the darkest and most unreached areas of the world with one desire alone - to see the glory of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea (Hab 2:14). With a special impartation to catalyze revival fire all over the world, Surprise is often sent by the Bakers to stir an unquenchable hunger for Him and the harvest. Surprise is married to Trythina, and they have three sons. The Sithole's live in Nelspruit, South Africa where they direct the work of IRIS-Africa and Partners In Harvest.