The harsh reality is that our western perceptions of Africa have been tainted by many things as we tend to view this continent as, mystical, dark, complex, traumatized, and even violent. Perhaps it is time to take a fresh look at our existing stereotypes, to examine what God has done and is now doing in Africa, in order to see what we in the West might learn from the fastest growing church in the world.
Archbishop Emmanuel M. Kolini (ret.) attended Bishop Tucker College in Mukono, Uganda, currently known as Uganda Christian University. He also served as a primary teacher and headmaster in some of the refugee schools in Bunyoro-Uganda. Kolini was appointed Assistant Bishop of Bukavu in Congo and then served as a full Bishop in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He received a degree in theology at Virginia Theological Seminary in the U.S. Emmanuel Kolini served as Archbishop of Rwanda as well as Bishop of Kigali Diocese from 1997-2010.
Peter Holmes has combined a career in business and management consultancy with service in the church and international mission. He holds an MA in pastoral psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic faith community. He has worked in Christian mission in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe specializing in helping people find deeper wholeness in Christ. He has developed a therapeutic discipleship program available in seminars, and books such as , and . He has joint responsibility for teaching, preaching, and pastoral care at Christ Church Deal, Kent, UK, the fifth church he has helped to plant.