Our History​

The development of the African Pentecostal Mission (APM) 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 chairman of the Mission Commission of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF) 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 being both urgent and actual. The first step was a gathering which took place in Nairobi 29th November – 4 December, 2016. It was called the Africa Pentecostal Mission Consultation (APMC). 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 20-23 March, 2018. 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. In the two consultations and in the Covid time through the ZOOM meetings of Pentecostal leaders it has come clear to them that it is time to work together to finish the Great Commission. The Africa Pentecostal Mission (APM) represents the part of the more than 100 million classical Pentecostals in the world. APM is a common tool in world missions for them. Additionally, APM can develop a fruitful collabotration 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 Mission

Motivate and mobilize the African Pentecostal denominations and local churches for fulfillment of the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

African Pentecostal churches fully involved into reaching the people unaware about the salvation Jesus has prepared for them including the eternal and earthly needs.

Our Goals 2033

  • Every Pentecostal denomination has a functioning mission department
  • Every Pentecostal denomination and local church has an effective fundraising system
  • Every Pentecostal denomination has a mission training program(s) for senders and goers
  • Every Pentecostal denomination is involved in reaching unreached people groups
  • Every Pentecostal local church has at least 1 missionary sent out  
  • Every Pentecostal local church has one Sunday/month dedicated for world missions


"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations"

Matthew 28:18-20

Executive Committee

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

Our Executive Committee

Chairman              Dr. Arto Hämäläinen,    Finland/Globe (Founding Chairman of the World Missions Commission (WMC) of the Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF)

Co-Chair               Apostle, Professor, Dr. Opoku Onyinah, Ghana (The Church of Pentecost)

Secretary              Bishop. Eli Rop,   Kenya (Full Gospel Churches of Kenya)

Treasurer              Mission Dir. Ron Kinnear,  South Africa (Apostolic Faith Mission)

Other Members


Bishop Walter Andhoga, Kenya (Free Pentecostal Fellowship)

Chairman Lako Bedasso, Ethiopia (Full Gospel Believers’ Church of Ethiopia)

Bishop David Macharia, (Full Gospel Churches of Kenya)

Chairman Tamirat Tariku, Ethiopia (Guenet Church)


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