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Lives Transformed

This is God’s grace…our knowledge was very low.
Many a time we’ve preached what is contrary to the true meaning of scripture.
Pastor Joseph Mwamodo, Kasigau, Coast Region
I have now learnt that there is a lot of nonsense going on in our churches.
Now I have a chance to rectify that nonsense by being a good preacher.
Pastor Vincent, Mumias, Western Region, Kenya
Our pastor has really grown and changed over the last few years.
Member of pastor Maura’s church
Church member, Rift Valley, Kenya
We thought we knew what we were doing.
We’ve realised we knew nothing.
Pastor Joseph Mwamodo, Kasigau, Coast Region
The course Spiritual Growth… has moved me closer to God. I have known God more deeply.
I thank the sponsors, the director and the teacher.
Cornelius Mzungu, Pastor Kasigau cohort
Africa Rural Trainers are a miracle to me. I had desired to study but had financial constraints.
To God be the glory.
Joseph Mnyaka, Pastor, Kasigau cohort
I’ve been a preacher for the last twenty-five years but the quality of my sermons has been wanting.
I’ve been enlightened spiritually, academically and morally.
William Thoya, Pastor and Chief, Kaloleni
“It taught the value of understanding historical and textual contexts of a text.. How could we have known how to interpret a text by discerning whether the language used is literal or figurative?”
Jonathan Mwangeje, Pastor , Kasigau cohort

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Preaching Transformed

Before joining ART Pastor Kenneth Chomba admits that his sermons had no structure and would often be made up in the pulpit!

Pastor Kenneth explains how ART has changed his understanding of the Bible and his preaching.

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Pastors United

Pastor Enoch explains how pastors from different churches and denominations became united through learning the Bible together and realising that there were no barriers because they were one in Christ.

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Family Life Changed

Pastor Stephen comes from a tribe where men do not normally eat with their family.  He and his wife and daughters explain how ART’s course on the Pastor and his family completely changed his approach to his relationships in the family.

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FGM abandoned

Bishop Stephen explains that in the Kisi tribe female genital mutilation FGM is still practiced even though it’s against the law.  This short series of interviews illustrates how widespread the practice is and it’s cultural origins.  Testimony is given as to how the word of God changed one of ART’s training cohorts views on FGM.

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Victims of Post Election Violence Reconciled

Pastor Bernard was a victim of the 2008 Post Election Violence (PEV) in Kenya.  He tells us of his experience and how many Christians were caught up in the violence because of cultural pressure.  He explains how ART has changed his life and brought him to a place of being reconciled.

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Where we train


Vision 2030 planned locations  – hover to see detail

Meet the Team

Anthony Wainaina Njuguna
Anthony Wainaina NjugunaHead of Training
Anthony heads up the training programme for ART. Anthony, Edwinah, Aicken and Adiel are based in Nakuru. He has been a pastor for a number of years and recently completed an MA in Christian Education at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. Anthony is responsible fort the overall operations of ART in Kenya with pastoral oversight of the team. He is also particularly involved in the curriculum development and in evaluating pastors training.
Benson Odenge
Benson OdengeTrainer Western Province
Benson lives in Mumias and trains a group of pastors there as well as overseeing the training of other centers in the Nyanza Province, together with some of the pastors who have graduated from ART. He has a Masters in divinity from a US Bible Seminary. His passion is to empower church leaders to fulfill the great commission by establishing them in sound doctrine and sensitizing them to engage in productive enterprises in order to avoid financial handicaps that may impede their ministry.
Tom Kalume
Tom Kalume Trainer Coast Region
Tom’s passion in ART is to equip, shape and produce excellent pastors who can equip the church with the word and release them to the nations to make a difference. In ART we believe in non-residential local theological schools that bring the Bible to life. Visit Tom’s blog and see what God is doing in rural towns with ART.
Judy Luhombo
Judy Luhombo Course Developer
Judy is a graduate and post graduate from Wales Evangelical School of Theology in the UK and administered their Distance Learning Programme for number of years. Judy has also worked with the Middle East Reformed Fellowship and their centre in Lokichogio. She has a passion for equipping rural pastors and understands the need to produce material that is at an appropriate level for these pastors.
Meet the Trustees
Meet the Pastors who are Volunteer Trainers

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180 Pastors Graduate!

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Jan and Jeremy Peckham, founders of ART were back in Kenya to participate in the graduation of pastors from eight centres in Nyanza, Western and Coast areas in Kenya.  A total of 180 pastors graduated [...]

New centre started at Kandiege

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

We have just started a new training centre at Kandiege near Home Bay where a group of pastors has been waiting for training for over a year.  The first of a new set of training [...]

Training Manuals Project

April 29th, 2016|2 Comments

As the current group of pastors nears the end of their training we have decided that it's time to re develop our training material so that new cohorts and their Volunteer Trainers will have a [...]

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