NEWS Updates

APTEA Members Contribute to the Pentecostal Pastor’s Manual

During the 5th Triennial APTEA Conference in Nairobi, the Executive Director of Africa’s Hope, Rev. Randy Tarr, and the Dean of Strategic Training, Dr. Carl Gibbs, presented copies of the Pentecostal Pastor’s Manual to ten members of APTEA who contributed chapters to the text that is being used widely across the continent for pastoral training. APTEA expresses its appreciation to these men and women (from left to right): Dr. Jepthé Sawadago, Dr. Arthur Mba, Dr. Flindja Douti, Dr. Cécile Bamboko, Dr. Marcel Bamboko, Dr. Honoré Daplex, Dr. Béchié Gnanchou, Dr. Jimmy Kuoh, and Dr. Lawrence Chipao. Not included in the picture is Dr. Richard Bogere.

More than 60 Instructors Receive APTEA Teacher Certification

At the Triennial APTEA Conference, over 60 instructors were awarded their certification for teaching on Levels 1 and 2. The certification acknowledges that the participants have completed the training programs designed for these two levels. The goal is to strengthen creative and effective student-oriented instruction. Congratulations to the many who worked hard to achieve this level of instruction. And thank you to Dr. Murriell McCulley for pioneering this teacher certification program and to Dr. Beth Baker who is provided these training materials for APTEA instructors online. For more information on the online programs, contact Dr. Beth Baker <>.

McCulleys Retire after Amazing Impact on Africa

After serving in Africa for over 40 years in evangelism, church planting, and training, Rev. Bob and Dr. Murriell McCully are retiring from their many ministry roles in Africa and with APTEA. Murriell has been a tremendous blessing as a trainer of trainers developing the curriculum used for teacher certification within the APTEA Faculty Enrichment and Certification Commission. Of late, Murriell has served as the executive administrator and treasurer for the Association. At the 2023 Triennium Conference, they announced that this gathering marked their last visit to Africa. While the Association will continue to look to the McCulleys for advice, their physical presence in our meetings will be greatly missed.