The vision of ACU is to be an excellent tertiary educational institution that glorifies God through training that is biblical worldview-based, innovative, stewardship-oriented and truly African.
The mission of ACU is to educate students from the Christian worldview in the contemporary and historic body of truths through the classical liberal arts and sciences for all spheres of life and vocations by exercising students’ discernment, discipling holistically, and equipping with practical skills.
Relevant for Africa
African Christian University (ACU)
ACU is committed to upholding common values that would identify Christian character in our given cultural context. The goal of ACU is to equip every student through a mentored approach with the basic truths, knowledge and abilities that allow learning and advancement of skills individually and in unity with others in any discipline of study, interdisciplinary application or technical vocation, thereby preparing individuals to excel in the wholeness of life. Biblical discernment practiced through studies across history, cultures and disciplines sharpens grammar, rhetoric and logic skills to the highest academic standards. Integrating astute labor in various professions, services and technical vocations most relevant to African developmental needs combined with the exercised ability to self-teach through study and investigation produces servant-leaders able to innovate benevolent developments in Africa.
The Unique ACU Approach
The goal of ACU is to equip every student through a mentor-cohort approach with the basic truths, knowledge and abilities that allow learning and advancement of skills individually and in unity with others in any discipline of study, interdisciplinary application or technical vocation. This prepares individuals to excel in the wholeness of life. Biblical discernment practiced through studies across history, cultures and disciplines sharpens grammar, rhetoric and logic skills to the highest academic standards. Integrating astute labor in various professions, services and technical vocations most relevant to African developmental needs combined with the exercised ability to self-teach through study and investigation produces servant-leaders able to entrepreneurially innovate benevolent treatment of Africa’s deepest needs
ACU-USA Board Members
We thank God our Father from whom all blessings flow for raising up these servants of Jesus and equipping them for the leadership and direction of African Christian University for His purpose and to His glory. May He grant divine wisdom as the Board seeks to obey His Word in all things.
KENNETH D. TURNBULL
Ph.D., Rev., married to Lisa with five children, was originally sent out as a missionary from Fellowship Bible Church of Springdale, Arkansas (FBC) to do church planting work in Mozambique with New Tribes Mission. Dr. Turnbull was an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas. And he is the former Vice-Chancellor of ACU and now serves as a member of the ACU-RSA Board, leading in the promotion, public relations, recruiting and development of funding for ACU.
Steve was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and came to trust in Jesus at an early age. He and his wife, Liz, both graduated from Bethel College in 1991, and they were married in 1992. Steve and Liz have four children, Lydia, Daniel, Jacob, and Julia. The Steins live in Lino Lakes, MN and attend Bethlehem Baptist Church (Mounds View Campus) where Steve serves as an elder and Liz as a deacon. From 2006 to 2007, the Steins had the privilege of serving the Lord in Lusaka, Zambia, with Action Zambia Ministries. During the week, Steve serves as a research scientist at Kindeva Drug Delivery developing inhalers for treating respiratory diseases. When he is not busy with work or church, he enjoys astronomy, skiing in the mountains, and exploring God’s amazing creation with his wife and children.”
After graduating from Bible College (B.A. in Bible) and during his second pastorate, Dan came to know the Lord through the miracle of regeneration. Dan is married to Heather, and is the father of seven children. Dan has pastored churches in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Missouri. He is presently the Director of Lighthouse Christian Ministries, a ministry to inmates. In addition, Dan spends his time disciplining men, preaching, and writing. He also is a licensed Realtor in Missouri. Dan currently serves as the Chairman of the ACU-USA Board.
Dr. James Nyangulu
James lives in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Professionally, he works for Bayer CropScience in Washington, DC. He came to faith in Christ in 1980, through the ministry of Lusaka Baptist Church, Zambia. He was later introduced to the doctrines of grace through the same ministry as well as by reading Banner of Truth classics. He is a member of the Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Warrenton, Virginia. He loves the ACU vision because it serves an important role in equipping Godly African leaders. He is married to Christine with two adult children.
The Lord drew me to Himself during my sophomore of college and subsequently changed my career path. During my junior year I met, LuAnn, who became my wife. We have been married for over forty years and have been blessed with three sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren. For thirty-eight years I was in pastoral ministry. The last twenty-three were spent shepherding a church in Allen Park, MI during which time I began my first term of serving on the board of ACU-USA. I retired from vocational pastoral work three years ago and currently work as a financial advisor with Edward Jones in the Pittsburgh area. I’ve been privileged to visit Zambia multiple times, personally meet many of the dear brethren there and I am wholly committed to the vision of African Christian University.
Clayton Huff resides in rural Lonedell, Missouri with his wife Lisa. They have two daughters, Sadie and Maggie, who are both married to wonderful servants of the Lord. Clayton and Lisa run a home-based business, Clayton Huff Monument Works, where they have made and installed cemetery headstones since 1998. They also raise cattle on their farm. The great outdoors is where they are most comfortable. Clayton has been interested in the Student Labor program at ACU for years. Clatyon and Lisa visited ACU in Zambia years ago to consider how they might serve the Lord in this important work. Clatyon and Lisa are greatly blessed to be a part of First Baptist Church of Fenton, MO, where we are able to worship with like-minded believers who love the truth of the gospel.
Tim Tomlinson, Ph.D., has been involved in Christian higher education for over 30 years—first as a professor and then in recent years as an administrator. Dr. Tomlinson currently serves as the President of Bethlehem College and Seminary. In addition, he also serves as an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has developed and facilitated educational exchange programs between North American institutions of higher learning and institutions in both Europe and South America—including establishing a branch campus in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Tomlinson has presented papers dealing with Christian communication at conferences around the world and has more recently become an international speaker and consultant to mission and ministry leaders addressing the biblical principles of leadership. He has served as president of the Association of Christian Continuing Education Schools and Seminaries, as chairman of the board of The Bethlehem Institute, on the board of HCJB Global, and as an advisor to several other ministries.
World Class Faculty
The African Christian University boasts in the work of the Lord through world-class, qualified, competent, Christian, and seasoned faculty who teach across the breadth of the humanities and sciences.
Dr Celstine Musembi
VICE CHANCELLOR AND FACULTY
Dr Conrad Mbewe
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT AND FACULTY
Dr Voddie Baucham
DEAN OF THEOLOGY AND FACULTY
Dr Paul Kayumba
DR BEN KILLIAN
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
What’s difference between ACU-ZAMBIA and ACU-USA?
The main difference is that ACU-USA exists as a support structure for the work going on at the African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia. ACU-USA with its separate board of members exists to raise support for ACU-ZAMBIA.
Is this a seminary?
No. We are a Christian university and seminary. We teach the breadth of humanities and sciences from a biblical Christian worldview and we also have a school of divinity dedicated to train pastors and chaplains.
What types of degree do you offer?
We offer both the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
What courses do you offer?
Our initial courses are in Agricultural, Business, Education, Theology. And in the school of divinity, we offer one graduate in Pastoral Theology with the prospect of offering more classes in Institutional Chaplaincy, Masters in Theology, Masters of Divinity, and Doctorate in Philosophy in the near future.
How much does it cost?
It depends on the course of your choice. For more information on the costs click here.
How do I support?
There are several ways to do this. One way, donate directly to through a PayPal and specify that the donation should be used specifically for a student in any of the courses if you choose. Another way would be to contact us and we can provide with you a list of profile of students who are in need for support and you can choose and direct the funds to them. Or you can simply contact us and we can make information available on some of the key areas where the university needs help. Support.
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