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Lives Transformed

Cornelius Mzungu, Pastor Kasigau cohort

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.

Joseph Mnyaka, 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.

Jonathan Mwangeje, Pastor , Kasigau cohort

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?

William Thoya, Pastor and Chief, Kaloleni

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.

Pastor Vincent, Mumias, Western Region, Kenya

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 Joseph Mwamodo, Kasigau, Coast Region

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.

Church member, Rift Valley, Kenya

Our pastor has really grown and changed over the last few years.
Member of pastor Maura’s church

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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

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Meet the Team

Carol Makanda
Carol MakandaGeneral Manager
Carol is based in Nairobi and is responsible for running ART locally. She has had a real passion for the holistic ministry of ART since the founders met her and her husband Nelson at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology when Nelson was completing his PhD.
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.
Jeremiah Lingiri
Jeremiah LingiriTrainer Meru Region
Jeremiah is based in Eastern Province in the Mount Kenya region. He joined ART towards the end of 2017 and has opened centre’s in Mikinduri and Mbeu,and in 2021 Kagaene and Miathene. This is a new region for ART and we are delighted to now be able to offer training in this region.
Meet the Trustees
Meet the Pastors who are Volunteer Trainers

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775 Pastors & Leaders Trained since ART Founded

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ART has now trained 775 pastors and leaders since the work was founded in 2009 and we thank God for the countless lives changed and transformed by God's word. The impact has not just been [...]

New Training Programme Launched in 12 Centres

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ART has launched 12 new cohorts across Kenya covering the Coast and Meru regions together with Nyanza and Western Provinces. Classes are being taught by a combination of staff and volunteers. Some of the volunteers [...]

2021 Graduations

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The students who started training in 2017 should have graduated in 2020 but the Covid19 Pandemic meant that classes had to be postponed during the lockdowns. This resulted in students not completing their courses until [...]

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