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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.
Nancy Orwa
Nancy OrwaAccountant
Nancy is a qualified accountant and provides book keeping, financial and accountancy services to ART on a part time basis.
Ruth Awuor
Ruth AwuorAdministration
Ruth provides administrative support for ART’s training courses, student enrolment and record keeping as well as gathering data on the pastors and their farming training needs
Meet the Trustees
Meet the Pastors who are Volunteer Trainers

Latest News

Mulot Cohort Opens

March 8th, 2023|1 Comment

The Mulot training centre in the Rift Valley opened on 6th March 2023. It marks the second cohort to open in this region and the launch was attended by some of the nearby Ololung'a cohort [...]

Receipt of ESV Study Bibles

February 2nd, 2023|0 Comments

The Ololung'a centre in the Rift Valley opened in 2022 and received their ESV Study Bibles recently. We thank God for a generous gift in 2022 that has enabled ART to provide ESV Study Bibles [...]

Pastors Awarded Accredited Certificates

April 8th, 2022|1 Comment

ART has partnered with the Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College to provide Kenya government accredited certificates for students on our 3 year bible training course. These were issued to graduates of the 2018 intake who eventually [...]

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