Executive Director


On behalf of the Association for Pentecostal Theological Education in Africa (APTEA), I welcome you to our online site, which will introduce you to the Association and selected resources. APTEA is a cooperative fellowship of Pentecostal theological programs operating in various regions of Africa. Our purpose is to assist and encourage these associations in their endeavor to promote the development of theological education and leadership training in their regions.

Our Mission

Our mission as an Association is to promote the mission of God by facilitating and ensuring excellence in member institutions through recognition of academic programs, faculty development, institutional enrichment, and scholarly writing. We seek to serve and be a service for Pentecostal educational systems seeking to enhance the quality of training with a view towards transformational outcomes.

Board of Directors

Dr. Lazarus Chakwera | Chairperson of the Board

Dr. John Easter | Executive Director

Rev. Simon-Peter Emaiu | Vice Chairperson

Dr. Vincent Atterbury | Secretary

Rev. Greg Beggs | Treasurer

Rev. Jeremy Feller
Dr. John Ikoni
Rev. Jean Bande

Rev. Barnabas Mtokambali
Dr. Adrian Chalwe
Dr. Irving Whitt
Rev. Peter Njiri
Rev. Harrison Sakala
Dr. Carl Gibbs