Organization of African Instituted Churches

The Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) is an association of African Independent and Instituted Churches (AICs), which has its origins in the work of HG Bishop Markos of the Coptic Orthodox Church (Egypt) with AICs since 1976, in Kenya. In 1978, HH Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church invited leaders of AICs from seven countries for a conference in Cairo, where the OAIC was founded. The basic aims of the organization were teaching and training. On purpose, development work and political involvement were left out. The main activity was Theological Education by Extension (TEE ), which received much support from ecumenical partners.

The second conference of the OAIC, in 1982, was attended by representatives of AICs from 17 countries. The conference approved a constitution which required member bodies to be Trinitarian, based on the New and Old Testament, and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In terms of organization, the constitution placed ultimate authority with a general assembly to be convened every four years, and composed of representatives of the member churches. This model proved not to be suitable for the OAIC, which was lacking the resources to implement adequately such constitutional requirements. In spite of these shortcomings, the conference stimulated conciliarity among AICs. It sought to establish an AIC identity, distinct from the other church groupings in Africa, such as the All Africa Conference of Churches, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa, and more conservative groups.

In the early 1980s, the international headquarters of the OAIC were established in Nairobi, Kenya. The TEE programme continued to spread throughout the continent and became the support structure of the organization. As of 1990, three new departments were set up: Rural Development, Women, and Research and Communication. A serious review of the organization was conducted which resulted in a regionalization, whereby churches would first adhere to one of the OAIC regions, or chapters, and the general assembly would be composed of representatives of these regions. The internal administration would be re-organized. The new structure was put in place in 1997, when the assembly was able to meet, in conjunction with a joint OAIC-WCC consultation on the relationships between the AICs and the mission-founded churches in Africa.

The OAIC has made a significant shift in the direction of a more ecumenical profile. This is mainly due to the growing self-confidence of the AICs in their own identity. There are now chapters in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mission of the OAIC continues: "to bring African Instituted Churches together in fellowship and to equip and enable them to preach the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed."

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East Africa Region

Kenya

African Christian Church and Schools

African Church of Holy Spirit

African Church Mission

African Divine Church

African Holy Zionist Church

African Interior Church

African Israel Nineveh Church

African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa

African Kenya Church of Saints

Avahuki Church of Kenya

Bethany Church of God

Bethsaida Church

Calvary Evangelistic Fellowship Church

Christian Brotherhood Church

Church of African Sinai Mission

Church of Christ in Africa

Church of Mercy

Church of Peace in Africa

Church of Prophets

Church of Saviour

Coptic Orthodox Church

God’s Last Appeal Church

Gospel Holy Spirit Church

Gospel of Jesus Christ

Gospel Messengers Fellowship Church

Holy Spirit Church of East Africa

Home Zion Tabernacle Centre

Israel Assembly of Kenya

Jerusalem Church of Kenya

Jesus Worship Power Centre

Kanisa Israel

Kenya Israel Evangelistic Church of East Africa

Liberty Gospel Church

Light Evangelical Church

Lyahuka Church of East Africa

Mercy and Holy Ghost Church

Musanda Christian Church of Africa

Nabii Christian Church

National Independent Church of Africa

Nomiya Luo Roho Church

Pentecostal Revival Church of God

Pentecostal Evangelism Team

Redeeming Ministries

Roho Israel Church of God

Roho Revelation Church

Ruwe Holy Ghost Church of Africa

St Catherine Calvary Church

Shiloh United Church of Christ Apostolic Worldwide

Tabernacle Church in Africa

United Pentecostal Evangelistic Crusade

Vineyard Grace Centre

Zion Harvest Church

Zionist Church

In Association: Dini ya Roho Mafuta Pole ye Africa

 

Tanzania

African Brotherhood Church

Africa Faith Mission

Church of Christ in Africa

Free Church of Africa

Four Square Gospel Church of Tanzania

Immanuel Church of Africa

Kerubi Church

Last Church of God

Nomiya Church

Nomiya Sabato

Onyal Nyuol Roho Church

The Gospel for All Nation Church

Tanganyika Sabato Church

Volunteers of Salvation

Kanisa la Pentecosti

Maranatha Christian Centre

Siloam Tabernacle Assembly

Roho Nyota

The Holy Baptist Church

Holy Ghost Sabbath

 

Uganda

African Divine Church

African Israel Nineveh Church

Centre for Evangelism

Church of Christ in Africa

Christ’s Disciples

Christian Worship Centre

Harvesters Church

Holy Spirit Church of East Africa

Redeemed Gospel Ministries

Unity Church of Christ

 

South African Region

Western Cape – Cape Town

African Apostolic Faith Mission

African Manuel Church in Zion

Apostolic Faith Mission Voice of Zion

Cepolon Apostolic Church in Zion

Church of Christ of South Africa

Christ for All Nations Church

Efese Apostolic Church in Zion

First Apostolic Church in Zion

Holy Nazareth Apostolic Church

Ibandla Lika Kristu South Africa

Ibandla Lika Kristu

International Healing Ministry

New Congregation Church in Zion

New Pentecostal Church in Zion

Sandesi Apostolic Church in Zion

The Betaleste Church in Zion

The Colossian Apostolic Church in Zion

The Pedesta Zion Church

Ultimatum Christian Faith Ministry

Zion Church the Home of God

Zion City Apostolic Church of South Africa

 

Eastern Cape – South Africa

African Apostolic Holy Spiritually Gift Church in Zion

Anointed Word of Faith Church

Antioch Christian Church

Apostolic Gospel Church

Bantu Congregational Church in Zion

Baptist Church of God

Congregational Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion

Corinthians Church of South Africa

Elukhanyisweni Apostolic Church in Zion

General Church of God

Luxolweni Apostolic Church in Christ

Mesiya Christian Apostolic Church

Morians Epic Church in Zion

National Congregation of Christ

New Corinthian Apostolic Church in Zion

New Peniel Church in Zion

Nkululekweni Apostolic Church in Zion

No 1 Holy Church in Zion

No 1 Jerusalem Church in Zion

Peniel Church in Zion

Philadele Apostolic Church in Zion

Philippian Church Apostolic in Zion of South Africa

Reformed Church in Christ

Salem Christian Church in Zion

Spiritual Christian Apostolic Church in Zion

St Johns Apostolic Faith Mission

St Paul’s Faith Mission Church of South Africa

St Patric Christian Church

St Peter’s Apostolic Church in Zion

St Peter’s Church in Zion

St Peters Faith Mission Church

St Solomon Apostolic Church

The African Holy Apostolic Church

The Church Apostolic in Zion in Africa

The Church of God in Zion

The Christian Apostolic Church of Africa

The Christ Gospel Church

The Dumeth Church of God

The Free Church of Christ

The Holy Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion

The Holy Banner of Ethiopian Apostolic Church in Zion

The Holy Light Apostolic Church

The New Star Church in Zion

The Union Public Christ Apostolic Church in Zion

The Voice of Usindiso Zion Church

The Zion Feast Church of Christ

True Church of God in Zion

Verona Apostolic Church in Zion

Vow Apostolic Church in Zion

We Are the Family of Jesus Church in Zion

Zion Apostolic Church of Christ

 

Democratic Republic of Congo Region

Church of Christ – Light of the Holy Spirit

Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His Special Envoy Simon Kimbangu

Church of Jesus the Saviour

Church of the Alliance of Christ

Church of the Holy Spirit in Africa

Church of the Holy Spirit in Congo

Community of Evangelization and Healing by the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit

Evangelical and Prophetic Community

Evangelical Church of the Apostles in Congo

Evangelical Pentecostal Assembly in Africa

Pentecostal Mission and Alliance of Christ

 

Madagascar Region

Malagasy Church Tranozorozoro Antranobiriky (FTMA)

Renewed Malagasy Lutheran Church (FLMN)

Independent Christian Spiritual Lutheran Church (FLMaK)

 

Nigeria Region

Aladura Apostolic Church

Aladura Church of God International

Blessed New Jerusalem Church of Nigeria

Celestial Church of Christ

Christ Apostolic Mission Church

Christ Army Church of Nigeria

Christ Church of Light

Christ Faith Mission Church of Nigeria

Christ Gospel Apostolic Church

Christ Gospel Church of Peace (Aladura)

Christ Healing Sabbath Mission

Christ Holy Church International

Christ People Church (Aladura)

Christ Salvation Sabbath Mission

Christ the Lamb Sabbath Galilee International

Christ the Saviour Church Aladura

Christ the Saviour Gospel Church

Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide

Communion of Independent African Church

Community of Yahweh

Divine Healing Evangelistic Crusade

Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim

Gospel Baptist Conference of Nigeria

Holy Sabbath Church of Christ, Eziama

Holy Spiritual Church of Jesus Christ

Hosanna Church of Christ

Inner Circle Christ Mission

Jehovah True Sabbath Mission of Christ the King

Jerusalem Church of the Lord

Living Christ Gospel Mission

Ma’ayo Christ’s Church (Aladura)

Messiah Gospel of Cherubin and Seraphim

Mission of True Sabbath of Nigeria

New Eden Light of Jesus Christ

New Temple Spiritual Church of Nigeria

Sacred Cherubim and Seraphim Church

Salem Church of Christ

Soul Rescue Apostolic Church

Spiritual Healing Temple of God

Trinity Council Church

True Covenant of God Sabbath Mission

True Jesus Apostolic Church

United Church of Cherubim & Seraphim

United Spiritual Church of Nigeria

Union Church of the Lord

Union Church of Christ

Universal Praying Band

Wonderful Power of Christ Church

 

West Africa Anglophone Region

Ghana

Abba Shalom Church

Apostles Church

Believers Salvation Ministry

Calvary Faith Ministries

Cherubim and Seraphim

Christ General International Gospel Ministry.

Christ Healing Ministry

Christ Holy Church International

Christ Mission Church

Christ Revival Ministry

Church of the Living God.

Commonwealth Christian Centre

Divine Healers Church

Divine Voice of God.

Eternal Joy Assembly

Faith Gospel Ministry

Family of Christ Ministry

Father’s Heart Ministry, Worldwide

Fellowship Church of Christ

Glory of Christ Ministry

Gospel Faith Mission International

Gospel Hour Church

Gospel Message Church

Grace Christian Ministry

Grace Universal Church.

Higher Hope Miracle Chapel International

Holy Shepherd Church

Inner Truth Church

Jesus Alone Ministry

Jesus Feeds Fellowship and Ministry International

Lord of Nazareth Church

Lord’s Mission Church

New Born In Christ Ministry

Peaceful Healing Church

Pentecostal Holy Church

Pentecostal Restoration

Power Hand of Christ.

Solid Rock Outreach

Springs of Life

Steps to Christ Church

Straight Gate Church

Stream of Life

Triumphant New Life Ministries

Truth and Life Church

United Christ Pentecostal Church

United Church of Christ.

Victory Family Ministry

World Evangelism Mission

Word Power Outreach

 

Additional churches in Ghana

Apostolic Christian Church

Calvary Charismatic Center

Christ Living Temple

Christ Revival Church

Compassion for Souls Chapel

Deeper Christian Life Ministries

End Time Ministries

Faith Gospel Church

Grace and Truth Ministries

Grace of God Church

New Life Pentecostal Ministry

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Last updated: 1.1.2006