The PneumAfrica Journal

The Online Journal of African Pentecostal Christianity exists to advance the cause of Christ in Africa through theological reflection on Pentecostal thought and practice.

PneumAfrica Journal is a blind, peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. The primary issue is published in November of each year. In addition, a research edition is published in February of each year. The primary issues emphasize the disciplines of Theology, Missions, Leadership, and Education. The research edition focuses broadly on areas of research relevant to graduate and postgraduate studies in the four areas just mentioned. PneumAfrica Journal is part of the Association of Pentecostal Theological Education Accreditation (APTEA).

PneumAfrica Journal is an evangelical, Pentecostal publication. We uphold the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, the deity of Christ, the fall of man, salvation in and through Christ alone, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the person and work of the Holy Spirit in salvation and as empowerment for witness. Furthermore, we believe in a final judgment, and that a new heaven and new earth awaits those who have believed in Christ for salvation. We also believe that the gifts of the Spirit, including various kinds of miracles, speaking in tongues, and prophecy are to be expected as manifestations of the Kingdom of God. However, we also deny heretical teachings, such as the so-called “prosperity gospel,” and word of faith movements often associated with Pentecostalism.

Editorial Board

Managing Editor  Andrew Mkwaila
Editor  Jerry Ireland
Chairperson of APTEA  Enson Lwesya
Executive Director  John L. Easter


Managing Editor

Dr. Andrew Mkwaila currently serves as the Executive Pastor of International Christian Assembly in Lilongwe, a constituent church of the Malawi Assemblies of God, and the General Manager of Channel for All Nations Radio and TV. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at a number of theological institutions in Malawi and beyond. He received his Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2013.


APTEA Chairperson

Dr. Enson Lwesya is the acting Vice-Chancellor of the Malawi Assembles of God University and Senior Pastor of the International Christian Assembly. Dr. Lwesya also serves as the Chairperson of the World Missions Commission of the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA) and Chairperson of the Scholarly Research and Writing Commission of APTEA. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in 2006.