Mobilizing to Reach the Unreached

Images from Missions Consultation in Nairobi, Kenya, Karen Christian College

Took place on April 11- 14 2023

Our History​

The development of the African Pentecostal Mission Consultation (APMC) was started in 2015 based on the discussion between the  Chairman of the Mission Commissions of the Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) (Dr. Arto Hamalainen) and World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF) (Rev. Mission Director Brad Walz). The mission commissions of both of these organizations were in favor to develop this kind of cooperation because many African Pentecostal churches had started or were planning to start their own mission programs. The idea was discussed also by some East and Central African Pentecostal leaders in 2015, and they felt this kind of collaboration bring both urgent and actual. The first gathering took place in Nairobi between 29th November – 4 December, 2016. About 260 leaders from 30 countries came together. The future of this kind of cooperation was discussed, and the continuation was unanimously wished.The second gathering was in Addis Ababa between 20-23 March, 2018 by the name African Pentecostal Mission Consultation. About 400 participants from 18 countries were gathered together, with 82 coming from outside Ethiopia. The participants agreed that there is a need to form an organization for the African Pentecostal Mission collaboration, and the Africa Pentecostal Mission (APM) was established.

“Africa can direct the future.”

The continent of Africa can play a big role in the future in many ways. It has demographically a young, talented generation. It has human and material resources. What is even more making a change: it is spiritually strong. It has big, impactful churches. It can really be creating a different future. Churches are called by our Lord Jesus Christ to reach the whole world. Everyone everywhere needs the Savior. And there is only one Savior, Jesus! He is to be known! Africa has resources to be the leading continent in this task today. God has spoken to Africa. That has become clear in the Pentecostal family of the churches e.g. by the birth of the Africa Pentecostal Mission. Pentecostal leaders were gathered at Nairobi, Kenya in 2016 where they felt that it is time to work together to finish the Great Commission. In 2018 at Addis Ababa the leaders felt that they need an organization to help in that. The Africa Pentecostal Mission (APM) was started. There are more than 100 million classical Pentecostals in the world. A big number of them are in Africa. APM is a common tool for them. It can develop also a fruitful cooperation with other Christians who have the same vision. Africa has played an important role in the salvation history. It offered an asylum to our Lord Jesus Christ. It was one of the first areas receiving the message of the risen Redeemer through the testimony of the Ethiopian eunuch. Simon from Cyrene, a black brother, was one of the leaders in the missionary sending church at Antioch. Africa can once again influence the world like him as part of the team of the finishing the task!
Chairman of APM

Our Uniting Vision

is to see the great potential for the world evangelization through African churches

The Purpose

The purpose of APM and the African Pentecostal Mission is to help African Pentecostals to learn from each other, to benefit good practices, to provide training and share information and encouragement in world missions activities, and find the ways for cooperation in mission

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations"

Matthew 28:18-20

Advisory Committee

Dr. Arto Hämäläinen of Finland
Dr.Opoku Onyinah of Ghana
Bishop. Eli Rop of Kenya
Rev. Ron Kinnear of South Africa

Advisory Committee

Chairman        Dr. Arto Hämäläinen,   Founding Chairman of the World Missions Commission of PWF, Finland        

Co-Chair           Apostle, Prof., Dr. Opoku Onyinah The Church of Pentecost of Ghana, Ghana                                    

Secretary          Bishop Eli Rop Gen. Secretary of the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya FGCK                                               

Treasurer         Rev. Ron Kinnear Mission Director  AFM  South Africa                                                                                  

International Advisory

Dr. Ari Joensuu Regional Director, Fida International, Finland

Rev. Brad WalzChairman of the Missions Commission of WAGF and Latin America AG Missions Network, USA

Rev. Murray Cornelius Mission Director PAOC, Canada

Committee Members

Bishop Chris Owiny Ochieng International Pentecostal Holiness Church Kenya

Bishop David Macharia Full Gospel Churches of Kenya

Bishop Walter Andhoga Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya

Chairman Lako Bedasso Full Gospel Believers’ Church Ethiopia

Daniel Mbiwan Full Gospel Mission, Cameroon

Dr. Enson Lweysa Chairman of AAGA Mission Commission, Malawi

Dr. Dick Brogden Mission Director, Live Dead Ministry

Dr. Isaiah DauChairman of the Sudan Pentecostal Church

Dr. Prof. Mateso Mouke Chairman of CEPAC, DR Congo

Dr. Seleshi Kebede Gen. Secretary of the Guenet Church, Ethiopia

Isaie Ndayizeye Legal Representative, ADEPR Church Republic of Rwanda

Joel Dibetsoe The International Pentecostal Holiness Church IPHC

Presiding Bishop Joseph Munialo, Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya

Rev. Abel Ouedraogo Mission Director AG, Burkina Faso

Rev. Bishop David Batenzi Chairman of the Free Pentecostal Churches of Tanzania and East&Central African Pentecostal Association UKIAMKA

Rev. Charles Bagonza Chairman of Pentecostal Churches of Uganda

Rev. Edo Adanlesonou Mission Director AG, Togo

Rev. Frew Lemma Chairman of the Ethiopia Hiywet Berhane Church

Rev. Greg Beggs Regional Director AGWM

Rev. Hiruye Tsege Bishop of the Church of God Ethiopia

Rev. Michael McRae Missionary IPHC Missions

Rev. Michel Ouedraogo Chairman of AAGA Mission committee, Burkina Faso

Rev. Mrs Esme Bowers Church of God in South Africa

Rev. Peter Thomas Mission Director, Church of God Africa

Rev. Simon Peter Emiau Gen. Superintendent of PAG/Uganda

Rev. Tamirat Tariku General Secretary, Guenet Church, Ethiopia

Rev. Timothée Balbone Director of AG West Africa Missions Burkina Faso

Rev. Yonas Arefeayne Gen. Superintendent of Ethiopia Assembly of God

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