Africa Renewal Ministries

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Through Africa Renewal, people are finding hope. Children have access to education, medical care, leadership training and spiritual discipleship, and young adults are earning advanced degrees. Pastors are receiving theological training and are able to care for their church congregations and beyond. Families and communities as well as U.S. church partners and sponsors get to experience renewal first-hand.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Africa Renewal Ministries
16414 San Pedro Ave
Ste 955
San Antonio, TX 78232


Phone: 210-979-7441


Organization details

EIN: 432004779

CEO/President: Jay Mathis

Chairman: Brian Park (US)/Barbara Tusubira Mukasa (Uganda)

Board size: 7

Founder: Pastor Peter Kasirivu

Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Embracing Children: At Africa Renewal, children are a core part of our mission. The children in Uganda today will be our next generation of leaders, and they also make up some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Through our many development programs and sponsorship opportunities, we are able to meet the needs of vulnerable children who would otherwise not have access to education and healthcare. We have programs designed for different age groups, serving children ages 2 through 20 years old.

Equipping Leaders: When a leader is equipped and empowered, communities are transformed. At Africa Renewal, we are committed to developing leaders so they can go out and bring hope to their communities. We engage with young adults, pastors, and others to prepare them to lead by modeling Christ-like character in their areas of influence.

Empowering Communities: There are many communities in Uganda that have critical, unmet needs. Africa Renewal has chosen to work through local affiliated churches, reaching various communities across Uganda with aid. Through our partnerships with local churches and a variety of programs, Africa Renewal empowers communities by sharing the hope of Jesus Christ and providing access to food, healthcare, and education. Through careful planning and selection, we plant churches in strategic areas and provide pastoral training so the church may be a conduit of love to transform communities.

Mission statement

We exist to renew Africa through the gospel of Jesus Christ and the local church by embracing children, equipping leaders, and empowering communities.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating54 of 10229 of 121
Fund acquisition rating284 of 102442 of 121
Resource allocation rating138 of 102412 of 121
Asset utilization rating73 of 102210 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$9,814$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$835,269$790,738$769,398$799,665$652,796
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,086$0$117$1,994$10,599
Other long-term assets$0$153$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,086$153$117$1,994$10,599
Total assets$837,355$790,891$769,515$801,659$663,395
Payables and accrued expenses$254,198$400,911$315,498$238,776$1,320
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$254,198$400,911$315,498$238,776$1,320
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$254,198$400,911$315,498$238,776$1,320
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$583,157$389,980$454,017$562,883$104,500
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$557,575
Net assets$583,157$389,980$454,017$562,883$662,075
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,913,575$3,625,994$3,113,553$3,184,314$3,337,833
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$964$1,194$1,404$5,152$3,925
Other revenue$1,676$810$295$0$0
Total other revenue$2,640$2,004$1,699$5,152$3,925
Total revenue$3,916,215$3,627,998$3,115,252$3,189,466$3,341,758
Program services$3,433,940$3,424,679$2,990,177$3,109,483$3,191,996
Management and general$156,731$126,057$154,212$156,896$97,407
Total expenses$3,723,038$3,692,035$3,224,118$3,288,658$3,379,715
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$193,177($64,037)($108,866)($99,192)($37,957)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$193,177($64,037)($108,866)($99,192)($37,957)


Jay MathisPresident$97,488
Erica SustaytaCFO$7,700

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In 1990, our founder Pastor Peter Kasirivu started Africa Renewal through Gaba Community Church in response to the overwhelming needs he saw in his community. Pastor Peter found that many people in Gaba didn't have access to basic necessities, including healthcare and education. Furthermore, they had never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through his experience and first-hand knowledge of Gaba, he started a ministry that provided real solutions to the lost, vulnerable, hurting, and sick in his community.

Program accomplishments

Under Pastor Peter's leadership, Africa Renewal has grown to seven affiliated ministries that impact more than 30 communities across Uganda. Together, through the combined efforts of the team and countless volunteers, donors, and sponsors, Africa Renewal has planted more than 650 churches, trained over 2,700 leaders, and sponsored 15,000-plus children.