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Oral History Interviews of Emmanuel Kwizera

Identifier: CN 725


  • 2021


FULL NAME: Emmanuel Kwizera

BIRTH: November12, 1977 in Kigali


PARENTS: Rose and Pierre Gakwandi Kwizera

SIBLINGS: Three sisters (all older) and three brothers (all younger)

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Kinda Theresa (decased), then to Kaligirwa Umuhoza Colette

CONVERSION: January 4, 1998


2000-2005 National University of Rwanda, Bachelor's degree in History. Was involved in the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students while a student

2008 One month training session in evangelism at the Haggai Institute in Singapo

April 2016- Africa International University (formerly Nairobi Evabgelical Graudate School of Theology) Pursuing master's degree in Organizational Leadership


1998-1999 Assisted in his father's evangelistic ministry

2005-2006 On the staff of IFES and worked among high school students

2007-2015 Mission director for Africa Enterprise in Rwanda

2009 Began involvement with the Lausanne Movement

2015- International mission director for African Enterprise, based in Kenya

2015- Global catylast for Proclamation Evangelism, Lausanne Movement

OTHER SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION: Involved with various international networks of evangelists, including the Global Network of Evangelists (with LuisPalau) and the Global Evangelists Alliance


2 Sound Recordings

210 Minutes

2010.623 Megabytes

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Brief Description

Oral history interviews of Kwizera in 2021 by Bob Shuster of the Archives staff. Among the topics Kwizera discussed was his family's background in ministry in Rwanda, the Jesus film, the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, his own conversion and the development of his faith, his work with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), the state of Christianity in Rwanda; his work as director of African Enterprise's Rwandan branch and his work as AE's missions director for all of Africa; his involvement with the Lausanne Movement, particular as global catalyst for proclamation evangelism; his comments on Michael Cassidy, Festo Kivengire and Antoine Rutayisire; his impressions of the Wheaton College Graduate School.


Acc. 21-30, 21-45

Bob Shuster

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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