About us

Our Locations

African Enterprise has teams in ten African nation! We also have offices in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and the USA!AE_International_locations

Our Mission

Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus is the heartbeat of African Enterprise. Mission

African Enterprise has been evangelising the cities of Africa through mission, in WORD and DEED, in partnership with local churches for over 50 years! We’ve only just begun…

Our passion to proclaim the Gospel is carried out primarily through evangelistic outreaches, or ‘missions’ , in the major cities of Africa.  We believe that all people – from street children to presidents – need to hear and be changed by the Gospel!
Cassidy on Mission in Africa

Our Mission

To evangelise the cities of Africa through word and deed in partnership with the Church.

Our Core Values
  • 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 adhere to the Lausanne Covenant statement of faith
Our Mission is accomplished in the following ways:
  • Gospel Proclamation

    The Gospel is at the core of what we do. Our missions are holistic and aim to engage entire cities with the good news of Jesus Christ. Local churches are encouraged in evangelism, pastors are trained in theology and the Gospel is spread to every sector of society. In 2015 alone, African Enterprise reached over 400,000 people with the Gospel. We’re making big impact in Africa and you can be part of it.
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  • Peacebuilding & Reconciliation

    African Enterprise desires to bring peace to where there is conflict. We’ve been working to bring peace in South Sudan since the violent outbreaks began in 2013. We’re currently working with Parliamentarians in South Sudan to bring reconciliation to government leaders. Peace and Reconciliation workshops are held for grass-roots and church leaders to teach those impacted by the violence how to forgive and come together as a community.
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  • Leadership Development

Poor Leadership is a major issue in Africa. We believe that the best thing a leader can do is submit to Christ and lead with godliness and humility. During our missions, we actively engage with leaders at every level of society. From presidents to local cheifs! Communities and nations have been impacted by our work!
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  • Community Development

    Demonstrating Christ’s love in action is a vital part of bringing people to the knowledge of Christ. All AE’s mission outreach is complimented by a community development project. We also have long-term community developmennt projects around Africa. These projects bring hope and healing to those who need it most. From teaching marketable skills to former prostitutes to building toilets in the slums. The impact is truly inspirational. Click below to find out how you can be involved!
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Our projects across Africa include:

Sewing Programs for Vulnerable Women
Pastors Theology Courses
Slum Sanitation Projects
HIV/AIDS Education and Support 

Our Team

The Faces of African Enterprise

Today AE is a partnership of approximately 600 staff and countless volunteers and friends representing ten Ministry Teams and Five Support Teams. These teams, departments, boards and individuals have committed themselves to continue the mission given to AE at its start – ‘To evangelise the cities of Africa through word and deed, in partnership with the church.’

African Enterprise International is governed by an International Board which appoints a CEO and Chief Operating Officer  to oversee the leadership of the global organisation.

AE’s International Staff

Michael Cassidy, Founder of AE and his wife Carol


Stephen Lungu AE’s International Evangelist







Our History

 Michael Cassidy & The history of African Enterprise

As a young South African man, just 21 years old, Michael Cassidy had a heart for his people and felt the Lord calling him to city-evangelism in Africa. During the summer of 1961, he set out on an exploratory visit to 31 major cities of Africa, a trip in which God’s vision for Michael became clear. On a long walk on the beach, Michael drew an outline of Africa in the sand and wrote “claimed for Christ” inside it. His experience is recounted in the book African Harvest: “He wrote in his diary; ‘I asked God for 50 years of ministry in Africa.’”

Cassidy with Nelson Mandela

Michael Cassidy & Nelson Mandela

Cassidy with Billy Graham

Michael Cassidy & Billy Graham








“Michael’s vision and courage were key contributors to mobilizing the church in South Africa to challenge and topple one of the most evil and divisive systems in the world, namely Apartheid.”
– S. Doug Birdsall, Honorary co-Chair, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelisation
History of Michael Cassidy with Festo Kivengere

Festo Kivengere & Michael Cassidy

Graduating from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1963, Michael returned to South Africa with a small team and his work began. The first city-wide mission was held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and from there the work expanded slowly across the continent. A second team was established in Uganda in 1971 under the leadership of Bishop Festo Kivengere. Today AE has teams in ten African countries: Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Ethiopia.

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