Evangelising the cities of Africa, through word and deed, in partnership with the Church.

Michael Cassidy


The History Of African Enterprise

As a young South African man, just 21 years old, Michael Cassidy had a heart for his people and felt the Lord calling him to city-evangelism in Africa. During the summer of 1961, he set out on an exploratory visit to 31 major cities of Africa, a trip in which God’s vision for Michael became clear. On a long walk on the beach, Michael drew an outline of Africa in the sand and wrote “claimed for Christ” inside it. His experience is recounted in the book African Harvest: “He wrote in his diary; ‘I asked God for 50 years of ministry in Africa.’”

Graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1963, Michael returned to South Africa with a small team and his work began. The first city-wide mission was held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and from there the work expanded slowly across the continent. A second team was established in Uganda in 1971 under the leadership of Bishop Festo Kivengere. Today AE has teams in ten African countries: Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Ethiopia.

Michael Cassidy & Nelson Mandela

Michael Cassidy & Billy Graham

Festo Kivengere & Michael Cassidy

“Michael’s vision and courage were key contributors to mobilising the church in South Africa to challenge and topple one of the most evil and divisive systems in the world, namely apartheid.”

– S. Doug Birdsall, Honorary Co-Chair, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelisation

Our Work

Our Board

IB Chair: Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi

Charity Kivengere, IB Member (Uganda)

Mrs. Grace B. Masalakulangwa, IB Member (Tanzania)

Dr John Reynolds, IB Member and Chair of AE USA

Mr. David Ralph, IB Member and Board Chair of AE Australia

Prof. William Ogara, IB Treasurer

Rev. Canon Dr. Antoine Rutayisire, IB Member and Board Chair of AE Rwanda

Rev. Dr. Nii Amoo Darku, IB Member and Chair of AE Ghana

Mr. James Catford, IB Member (UK)

Our Team

Rev Dr Stephen Mbogo – International Team Leader/ CEO

Emmanuel Kwizera – International Missions’ Director

Simon Mundu – International Operations Manager

Lucas Owako – International Missions Administrator

Salome Mumbi – PA to the ITL/CEO

Janet Mwendwa – International Social Action Director

Patrick Tome – Accounts Assistant

Biggie Paul – International Prayer Coordinator

Liisa Zondervan – International Training Coordinator

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