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

Year founded: 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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating47 of 9408 of 106
Fund acquisition rating294 of 94238 of 106
Resource allocation rating69 of 9427 of 106
Asset utilization rating81 of 94013 of 106

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$790,738$769,398$799,665$652,796$688,344
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$117$1,994$10,599$13,706
Other long-term assets$153$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$153$117$1,994$10,599$13,706
Total assets$790,891$769,515$801,659$663,395$702,050
Payables and accrued expenses$400,911$315,498$238,776$1,320$2,018
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$400,911$315,498$238,776$1,320$2,018
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$400,911$315,498$238,776$1,320$2,018
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$389,980$454,017$562,883$104,500($86,835)
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$557,575$786,867
Net assets$389,980$454,017$562,883$662,075$700,032
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,625,994$3,113,553$3,184,314$3,337,833$3,946,301
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,194$1,404$5,152$3,925$4,643
Other revenue$810$295$0$0$0
Total other revenue$2,004$1,699$5,152$3,925$4,643
Total revenue$3,627,998$3,115,252$3,189,466$3,341,758$3,950,944
Program services$3,424,679$2,990,177$3,109,483$3,191,996$4,013,831
Management and general$126,057$154,212$156,896$97,407$353,589
Total expenses$3,692,035$3,224,118$3,288,658$3,379,715$4,403,914
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($64,037)($108,866)($99,192)($37,957)($452,970)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($64,037)($108,866)($99,192)($37,957)($452,970)


Jay MathisPresident/Executive Director$69,505
Erica SustaytaSecretary/CFO$8,913

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/19/2021. 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.