The Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA) met in Accra, Ghana, 23-24 March 2023. Delegates came from 30 African countries, along with a large contingent of AGWM Africa missionaries, to fellowship, report on the progress of the Assemblies of God on the African continent, and plan for the continued growth of the church, if Jesus tarries.
Rev. Dr. Barnabas Mtokambali, outgoing chairperson of AAGA, opened the meeting and presented a delegation that had come from the World Assemblies of God Fellowship – noteably, Dr. David Mohan, current chairperson of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship and general superintendent of the Assemblies of God of India, who brought two powerful messages to the assembled delegates. Rev. Dominic Yeo, secretary of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship and general superintendent of the Assemblies of God of Singapore, presented the vision of MM33. This vision is to see the Assemblies of God worldwide grow to one million local churches by the year 2033. After a time of prayer and deliberation, the AAGA General Assembly agreed together that with God’s help they are believing to see the number of churches in Africa triple by 2033, growing from their present number of 87,000 to over 250,000 churches! They are also believing that the number of trained pastors and adherents will triple in that same time period.
A new executive committee was elected to lead AAGA for the next four years. Rev. Jude Benjamin N’Gouwa, general superintendent of the Gabon Assemblies of God, was elected as the chairperson. Rev. Dr. Stephen Wengam, general superintendent of the Ghana Assemblies of God, was elected as the assistant chairperson. Rev. Gary Dickinson, AGWM Africa missionary serving in Gabon, was ratified as the executive secretary.
Plans are being made for a continent-wide celebration to be held in two years, to celebrate what God did during the Decade of Pentecost and to cast vision for the goals of MM33, also known as the “Decade of Revival Fire.”