Organization of African Instituted Churches

The Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) is the representative body that brings together African Independent Churches (AICs), offers them a forum for sharing their concerns and hopes, and enables churches to minister effectively to the needs of their members and their communities.

AICs are homegrown African churches, founded originally during the colonial period, that have developed indigenous forms of worship, theology, and social organization, all deeply inspired by a vision that is both Christian and African. As followers of Jesus Christ, they are called to respond with conviction to the challenges, such as entrenched poverty, ill health, and the breakdown of African cultural and social systems, that require groups to organize themselves to confront these obstacles.

About 60 million AIC members are spread over tens of thousands of AIC denominations across Sub-Saharan Africa and the African Diaspora. The International Headquarters of the OAIC is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

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