The 2016 Tanzania Church Leadership Summit is being held in Kigoma and Kalinzi, Tanzania during the month of June. The conference is open for any pastor or church leader wishing to grow and will be focusing on God’s heart for leadership and leadership according to the Word of God.

The Tanzania Church Leader Summit will be held in two different locations during the month of June.  The summit will be held in Kigoma from June 16 – 18 at Joy in the Harvest Community Center, and in the rural village of Kalinzi from June 21 – 24  to reach out  to the rural pastors.

Guests speakers include: David Shirley from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (USA), Demitri Nikiforos from Calvary Chapel Cape Town (South Africa) and Daniel Massieh of Open The Gate Ministries (USA) who will be sharing on how to reach the Islamic community in Tanzania.

Everyone who feels led to come and be a part of this summit are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Pastor Gabriel Gwahenye from Grace Fellowship in Kigoma. Pastor Gabriel can be contacted via email at or by phone at +255 767 658 499

(you are all welcome!)


Tanzania at a glance:

The United Republic of Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa and is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the North, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the South, with the country’s eastern border lying in the Indian Ocean. It is possibly best known for the island destination, Zanzibar, which is found just 40 kilometers off of its coast.

Area and Population

The official capital of Tanzania is Dodoma, which is located 309 km west of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam is the country’s commercial capital and is also the major seaport for the country’s serving its landlocked neighbors.

99% of the population is native African (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 120 tribes) and the remaining 1% consisting of Asians, Europeans, and Arabs. The majority of the population identifies as Christian (61%) with 35% practicing Islam with a small percentage of folk religion.

Culture and language

Tanzania has been described as one of the most diverse countries in Africa and this is reflected in the fact that there are more than 120 local languages spoken in the country. Swahili is the national language that is widely spoken while English is the official language of education; administration and business.

If you are heading to Tanzania for the conference here are some helpful Swahili phrases to practice:

Jesus is Lord Yesu ni Bwana,

John 3:16 – Yohana 3:16 : ”Maana Mungu aliupenda ulimwengu hivi hata akamtoa Mwana wake wa pekee, ili kila amwaminiye asipotee, bali awe na uzima wa milele.”

Please give me some foodTafadhali nipe baadhi ya chakula

Please Give me some waterTafadhali Nipatie maji