Bill & Judy Kirsch

Since we first set foot on Africa’s soil in 1984, God had directed us to work with training. The foundation of any church must rest on the Word of God. A correct understanding of God's Word is critical to the health of the church. Paul calls this "correctly handling the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)

The church in Africa is growing at a tremendous rate. It is amazing to realize that since 2000 the Assemblies of God has planted, on average, more than 10 churches a DAY! Yes, that is every single day for nearly fifteen years now. This places a great responsibility upon leadership to disciple these new believers. Without training, there is the ever-present danger of syncretism, false doctrine, and misinterpretation of the Word of God.  We must provide trained leaders for these new churches.

We count it a great privilege to serve God and partner with you as we work to train leaders across Africa. Bill serves as the Provost of the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary (PAThS) and well as serving as a missionary to the country of Gabon where we are assisting to build a Bible college. If you would like to learn more about PAThS, please log on to:


“The church in Africa is growing... we thank God for that. But, growth without form can be dangerous.”

-- Dr. John Ikoni, President of Pan-Africa Theological Seminary and General Secretary of Assemblies of God in Nigeria, a church with over 2 million members.