Association of Evangelicals in Africa

Who We Are


The Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) is a Christian umbrella organization, representing National Evangelical Fellowships in all Africa.

 The membership also includes international Christian Non-Governmental Organizations or development and missionary agencies based in Africa.

Founded in 1966, AEA Headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya where it is registered as Charitable Christian organization (society). AEA currently comprises 40 National Evangelical Fellowships as full members and continues to work in the remaining countries to bring churches together for a fully fledged National Fellowship. AEA is one of the regional associations of the global evangelical movement—World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).

Statement of Faith

The Association affirms the following as fundamental to Biblical Christian belief:
  1. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, as originally given by God, divine, inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  2. ONE GOD, eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His personal return in Power and Glory.
  4. THE SALVATION of lost and sinful humans through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
  5. THE HOLY SPIRIT, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. THE UNITY of all those who, having believed in Jesus for their salvation, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and compose therefore the Church, the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.
  7. THE PERSONAL EXISTENCE OF SATAN, whose intent is to oppose God and frustrate His purpose, and whose ultimate end is consignment to eternal punishment.
  8. THE BODILY RESURRECTION of all the dead; of the believers unto everlasting blessedness and of the unbelievers unto judgment and everlasting punishment.


AEA is a symbol of unity of the body of Christ so that the world would believe (John 17:21). It is the platform or relational space for the different evangelical denominations and ministries; necessary for common identity, action and voice. Christians can faithfully image God only together with other diverse image bearers—partnership in the Gospel (Phil. 1:5).


Evangelicals in Africa united in biblical theology and transformative mission for the expansion of God’s Kingdom.


To mobilize and empower the church for the holistic transformation of communities and societies in Africa.

Executive Board


Dr. Goodwill Shana


Southern African Region President

Bishop Paul Mususu


Vice President

Rev. Dr. Jean Libom Li Likeng


West African Region President

Rev. Shodankeh Johnson


Board Chairman & INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND Regional President

Rev. Dr. Mario Li-Hing


Central Africa Region President

Rev. Souina Potifar


General Secretary / Chief Executive Officer

Rev. Dr. Master Oboletswe Matlhaope

P.O. Box 49332 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

North East Africa Region President

Arch Bishop Elias Taban

South Sudan 

BOARD Vice Chairman & Eastern AFRICA Regional President

Bishop Dr. David Oginde

Nairobi, Kenya

Associate Member representative

World Vision International

Dr. Daniel Muvengi

Nairobi, Kenya


Mrs. Phyllis Mutua

Nairobi, Kenya


Mr. Joel Macharia

Nairobi, Kenya

Legal Adviser

Kimathi Kamencu

Nairobi, Kenya

AEA Staff Team

General Secretary

Rev. Dr. Master Oboletswe Matlhaope

Head of Finance and Administration

Lilian Marang’a


Jim Olang

PACWA, Executive Secretary

Fortuna Tioye

Finance Manager

Eunice Njuguna

executive secretary: evangelism, missions and youth COMISSION (EMYC)

Dr. Eloi Dogue

Finance Assistant/ARDC Accounts

Arnold Okoti


Catherine Wachira

front office operations

Faith Mutua

Evangelism Missions and youth

Christine Sande

evangelism, missions and youth

Gitonga Fredrick Nyaga


David Makutsa

communications and programs

Danson Ottawa

communications and programs

Pauline Makutsa

Office assistant

Veronica Kimani

Basis of Unity

  1. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments (a total of 66 Books) are the Word of God. It is divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and serves as the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2Tim. 3:16-17).
  2. God is One. The One God is eternally self-existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4-5; Mt. 28:19).
  3. Jesus Christ is Saviour and Lord. As God, He was manifest in the flesh. We believe His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles His vicarious and atoning death His bodily resurrection His ascension His present mediatorial work and His future personal return in Power and Glory (Lk. 1:32-33; Jn. 1:1-4; 1Tim. 2:5-6; 6:13-16).
  4. The Holy Spirit is God. As the third Person in the Godhead, He indwells every believer upon conversion and enables the believer to live a holy life; to witness in power; and to work for the Lord Jesus Christ (Ac. 5:3-4; Mt. 28:19; Ac.1:8).
  5. Man was made in the image of God and sinless. By choice Man fell out of favour into sin. In God’s mercy, SALVATION comes to every lost and sinful person freely and simply by faith in Jesus Christ who shed His blood for sin and through regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:26-28; 3:1-21; Jn 1:11-13; 1Cor.12:13).
  6. All true believers in Jesus Christ are One Body, the Church, of which He is the Head (1Cor. 12:13; Eph. 2:14-22).
  7. Satan is a fallen angel whose intent is to supplant God and frustrate His purpose, and whose ultimate end is consignment to eternal punishment (Lk. 10:17-18; Rev. 20:10).
  8. Bodily resurrection of all the dead will take place someday. Believers in Christ will rise unto everlasting blessedness while unbelievers will rise unto judgment and everlasting punishment (Rev. 20:11-15; 2Cor. 5:9-10).