Since we first set foot on Africa’s soil in 1984, God had directed us to work with training. The foundation of any church must rest on the Word of God. A correct understanding of God's Word is critical to the health of the church. Paul calls this "correctly handling the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
The church in Africa is growing at a tremendous rate. It is amazing to realize that since 2000 the Assemblies of God has planted, on average, more than 10 churches a DAY! Yes, that is every single day for nearly fifteen years now. This places a great responsibility upon leadership to disciple these new believers. Without training, there is the ever-present danger of syncretism, false doctrine, and misinterpretation of the Word of God. We must provide trained leaders for these new churches.
We count it a great privilege to serve God and partner with you as we work to train leaders across Africa. Bill serves as the Provost of the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary (PAThS) and well as serving as a missionary to the country of Gabon where we are assisting to build a Bible college. If you would like to learn more about PAThS, please log on to: www.pathseminary.org.