Aerial view of Goma on the banks of Lake KivuThe Nord-Kivu Province has been ravaged by wars that have been raging in eastern Congo for almost 10 years. The violence and insecurity have seriously hindered the growth of the church and prevented formal training efforts in the province. During a visit to this province in 2006, we learned that there were 91 churches in the interior, but only one trained pastor. They pleaded with us to open a Bible school extension in Goma, the provincial capital.

Nord-Kivu ProvinceGoma Bible School – Project #4881
Location: Nord-Kivu Province
Size: 22,967 square miles (>Rwanda & Burundi)
Population: 7.1 million
AG Churches in 2006: 106
Trained AG Pastors in 2006: 4

Pastor Timothy and his wife

Pastor Timothy and his wife

Goma Bible School Extension

The opening of this Bible school extension in Goma in 2007 involved the collaboration, participation and backing of several national churches. It is the result of an unprecedented unified effort between church communities to work together to train national church leaders in this province. Today this training center draws students from across the Nord-Kivu Province with an enrollment of 53, and is producing graduates like Pastor Timothy and his wife who are planting churches to reach the lost in eastern Congo.

Pastor Timothy's tent church congregation in Goma

Pastor Timothy’s tent church that he and his wife planted in Goma after graduating

Goma Bible School Construction

As we move toward the construction of this Bible school campus, national church leadership teams continue to be involved every step of the way. Please pray with us for the right piece of property to be made available for the future home of this strategic ministry training center.