TRAINING LEADERS - CHANGING LIVES CORE VALUES GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM GET CONNECTED
Christianity in Africa dates back to the apostolic times. According to tradition, Mark the Evangelist took the message of Christ and established a church in Alexandria, Egypt. Today, Africa could be divided in two regions separated by the Sahara desert: Northern Africa, which has become a predominantly Muslim region with significant Christian presence in some countries and virtually no Christians in others, and South of the Sahara, which is a predominantly Christian area with a significant Muslim presence in the regions closest to the desert. Each of these “two Africas” pose unique challenges for the Church, but the common thread is on both sides of the great desert: the acceleration of the spread of the Gospel will require the multiplication of Biblical leaders who are spiritual, who lead through service, and who bring transformation.
ILI operates in Africa under the leadership of four international offices,
• The East Africa office is based in Kenya under the leadership of Bishop David Thagana, the general overseer of a
Christian denomination based in Nairobi called Glory Outreach Assembly. National teams train leaders and change
lives in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, and the eastern regions of the Congo (D.R.).
• The West Africa office is led by Dr. John Quashie, a professor at Trinity Evangelical Seminary in Accra, Ghana.
National teams are actively engaged in training leaders in Nigeria, Liberia, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, and the
Republic of Guinea.
• The Southern Africa team is led by Muumbe Kalembo from Zambia. Under her leadership, teams of alumni lead
training for leaders in Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and the southern regions of the Congo (D.R.)
• Five nations in Africa name Portuguese as one of their main languages. Portuguese speaking Africa teams are led by
Rev. Pio Carvalho, senior pastor of Abba Christian Fellowship in Brazil, the Portuguese Speaking World international
director. Under his leadership, teams of alumni train leaders in Angola and Mozambique.
• Thirty-one nations in Africa speak French as the first or second language. This makes Africa the continent with the most
French speakers in the world. Leadership for the expansion of ILI into Francophone Africa is the responsibility of
Florence Foukua, of Yaunde, Cameroon, where an active ILI team is leading ILI and HM conferences. Additional ILI
alumni are present in Benin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo (DR), and Niger.
Conferences in Africa are conducted in English, French, and Portuguese. The ILI curriculum is available in all three languages.