Evangelising the cities of Africa through Word and deed in partnership with the church.

During the summer of 1961, Michael Cassidy, a South African, set out on an exploratory visit to 31 major cities of Africa . God opened door after door during that trip and Michael was convinced that his calling was to evangelism in the cities of Africa, and very specially to its leadership circles. During that trip Michael went for a long solitary walk on the beach to spend time alone with the Lord. An excerpt from the book African Harvest recalls the experience: Suddenly, on impulse, Michael drew a vast outline of Africa in the sand. He scrawled: ‘Claimed for Jesus Christ’ inside it. He wrote in his diary ‘I also asked God for 50 years of ministry in Africa.’ The first city-wide mission was held the following year in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The mission was extraordinarily successful with many acknowledging Jesus as Lord and Saviour and committing themselves to follow him. Almost 50 years later, Michael’s ministry and the ministry of AE continue to grow and impact lives in and through Christ. God has been faithful!

Mission and Values

African Enterprise (AE) is an indigenous Christian Mission ministry committed to evangelising the cities of Africa through word and deed in partnership with the church. AE’s holistic approach to missions involves four key ministry areas; Evangelism, Aid & Development, Peacebuilding and Leadership Development.

Following Jesus’ last command (Matthew 28:19) we work with local churches to empower them to meet the spiritual, social, economic, physical and emotional needs of their communities.

Our Core Values
• We are evangelical Christians in faith and practice
• We are team based – seeking to form strategic partnerships and alliances
• We are committed to reaching every strata of society holistically
• We seek to bring peace where there is conflict
• We are committed to the authority of scripture and hold to the Lausanne Covenant as our statement of faith


2 responses to “About

  1. Gillian Withers ( nee Sellicks

    January 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I did an internship with AE in Johannesburg in 1970 during Mission ’70. I would love to know what has happened to Dick Peace, John Took, Rosanne Dill, Diane, Audrey and Brad and Steve.

  2. Gillian Withers ( nee Sellicks

    January 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Please notify me via email.


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