Zerubbabel Betta Mengistu is the senior pastor of Beza International Church in Addis Ababa, and the co-founder of the Africa Arise network, a fellowship committed to the cause of a greater Africa. The Africa Arise network has an ethical charter which members are encouraged to promote as a grass roots initiative to combat corruption.

Pastor Zerubbabel is married to Yamerote, a successful designer and entrepreneur, with whom he has two daughters.