Lubumbashi Bible School

Rev. Jean ILUNGAIn 1990 Pastor Jean Ilunga returned to Lubumbashi after three years of training at our Assemblies of God Bible School in Kinshasa. His vision was to train others who had no access to training in the Katanga Province. Today Pastor Ilunga is the Provincial Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Katanga, but he is still the only AG pastor from Katanga who has ever been trained in Kinshasa. The Katanga Province, which is the size of Spain and has a population of more than 10 million, desperately needs an Assemblies of God Bible school of its own. We are now working with Pastor Ilunga and the national church to build a Bible school campus in Lubumbashi, the capital of the Katanga Province and second largest city in DR Congo. We are excited about the potential of this new beachhead of training—not only helping to meet the desperate need for training in the Katanga Province, but also providing trained pastors and church leaders for the massive Swahili-speaking population of eastern Congo.

Katanga ProvinceLubumbashi Bible School – Project #15004
Location: Katanga Province
Size: 19,1845 square miles (>Cameroon)
Population: 10.1 million
AG Churches in 2006: 199
Trained AG Pastors in 2006: 50

Lubumbashi Bible School construction

Bible School Construction

We broke ground on the “Phase One” Academic Building in Lubumbashi in 2012. As construction progresses, it’s been exciting to see the reaction of our pastors in Katanga, where they have been waiting to see a Bible school built on this site for many years. “It’s what we always dreamed of,” they say. We are so grateful to our partners in the states who have given so generously to help make this dream a reality.”

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Lubumbashi Bible School
Lubumbashi Bible School – Academic Building