Global Christianity

Church History

History of the Christian Church in Africa

African Countries where Christianity is the Largest Religion

Christianity in Africa: a historical appraisal

Christianity in Early Africa

Free Methodist Church in Burundi​

In 1935, missionary J.W. Haley opened the work in Equatorial Africa at Muyebe, Burundi. Other missionaries soon joined the Haleys. Hundreds came to the Lord, so that within 20 years Burundi became Free Methodism’s largest conference. Tragedy hit the church in 1972 during inter-tribal conflict within the country when many of the church leaders were killed during a retaliatory move against intellectuals and scholars. Another uprising in 1993 caused loss of many members. The church began almost immediately to rebuild and has continued to grow steadily in spite of continuing political unrest. It was given full general conference status in 1999.

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Ishengero Méthodiste Libre mu Burundi ni rimwe mu mashirahamwe yigenga agize umuryāngo w’Inama Kaminuza zo kw’isi yose. Turi aba évangélique nukuvuga ko twizera ivy’ugukizwa no kwezwa mu mitima nk’uko vyigishijwe na Arminius na Yohana Wesley.


Church History Timeline

The timeline was originally created as a project for a church history class at Covenant Theological Seminary, the seminary for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).