The Rev. Can.Capt. Richard W. Mayabi assumed the office of Church Army Africa as the General Secretary 2009 to date. Together with his management team, he has presided over the launching and implementation of the Vision HEAL Africa (Health, Education, Access to Justice and Leveraging wealth creation), as a holistic model of training Evangelists to become agents of transformational change in Africa and beyond. The implementation of HEAL has experienced over 350 New Churches planted across Africa. For the last seven years, Richard has championed the growth of Evangelists from 500 Captains to over 800 and has also presided the growth and expansion of Church Army Africa from 5 countries to 13 countries, with anticipation for growth to 20 countries in 2020.
Some of his major achievements include:
- The launching of H.E.A.L Africa thematic programs that have redefined Carlile College curriculum as a H.E.A.L curriculum training tool.
- Developed H.E.A.L Africa curriculum for Carlile College being an integrated program.
- Presided over revamping of Carlile College while at its lowest point by motivating staff to revive college infrastructures and enrolment of student numbers that had dwindled.
- Pioneered Church Army Malawi that now operates with 16 students.
- Through the Carlile College Board of Management, spearheaded the 100 days Rapid Result Initiative that is geared towards high quality performance.
Richard holds Diploma in Missionary Studies (University of the Nations USA), Diploma in Mission and theology (Exeter University UK), Higher Diploma in Mission and Theology (Carlile College Kenya), Past graduate Diploma in Christian ministries (International Christian University AIU), Master of Arts in Mission Studies International Christian University AIU), Master of Theology in Urban World (Aberdeen University Scotland UK) and currently a student of management with Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) Nairobi.
His passion as a grass root trainer of Church leaders is to see Church Army ministry saturate the whole continent of Africa with representation in every country; and to also strategically position Church Army Africa to become the leading missionary agency in Africa. His drive is to ensure that Carlile College, the ‘Training Centre’ of Church Army in Africa becomes the beacon of hope and a leading missionary institution for training Evangelists in Africa.
Richard is married to Rev. Capt. Patience Wanzala and have three children, Joy, Colin and Blessing.