Nigeria has the largest AG church in Africa with over six million adherents. They are in desperate need of trained pastors to lead this rapidly expanding church. PAThS recently held a introductory course for potential students. From that group, we have over 20 applicants. We plan to begin courses in Nigeria in July of next year (2020). This is a stretch goal for our leadership team at PAThS. Please pray for God’s direction, strength and wisdom as we move forward with this new program.
October 6, 2015 was a great day for Gabon. Pastors and leaders from Gabon, the Central Africa region, and the USA joined together on the new Gabon Advanced School of Theology (FATAD) campus to dedicate this facility to the glory of God. Over 120 leaders gathered for the dedication service in the newly constructed classroom building block. This classroom and the nearby library are nearly complete. The foundation has been laid for a cafeteria building and the first floor is enclosed for what will be a two story administration building.
The classroom building consists of one...
I just visited the construction site for the Gabon Bible school. It is exciting to see that the construction is quickly moing forward as funds are available. We are thrilled to see what God has done up to now, and believe he will supply the needed resouces to complete this school for training current and future pastors, evangelists and missionaries for the Gabon AG. I am in Kenya as I write this with a session of the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary. Internet is slow so I can not upload photos of the school, but will do so when I have a better connection.
Yesterday Judy and I were privileged to minister in Sunday school and the main service at First Assembly of God in Buffalo, Missouri. It was great to be with Pastor Keith Pyles and his wife Sherry and the wonderful congregation. Judy shared a powerful testimony in the Sunday school class. Many were blessed by her ministry. Pastor Pyles noted that there was a special anointing on the service. The entire congregation committed themselves to greater effectiveness as believers who are called of God to share Christ's love with a broken world.
See the YouTube video: http://youtu.be/Zwflzgu0SIw
Sunday morning at International Chapel, in Lomé Togo. The video clip is of the first choir, second choir, and a bit of the worship. The service starts at 7am. Last Sunday, we went until 10:55am, five minutes short of a four hour service. For those of you in the US that feel a 90 minute Sunday service is long, Pastor Bandé preached for 90 minutes.
For the past three weeks I have been in Lomé Togo for the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary (PAThS) July session. We have a group of 13 doctoral students from all over West Africa. One is the General Superintendent of his country. Others are Bible school teachers and administrators, and pastors of influential churches. Yesterday I spoke in chapel on “Faith, Suffering, Miracles and the Sovereignty of God.” I let the students know that God has a plan and He is working out that plan through the obedience of His servants.
This is our final week for this quick term (one month long). The...
Today we re-launched www.billkirsch.com after updating the website and contents. I would like to say a special thank you to Brian Kloefkorn for working to make this site what it is. I would recomend Brian to anyone who needs a ministry or personal web site. If you are interested in his help, email me and I will forward his contact information THANKS BRIAN!!!!