Chancellor and Founder

Rev. Peter Kasirivu

Chancellor and Founder

Rev. Kasirivu is the chancellor and founder of Africa Renewal University. He holds a BA in Theology from East Africa School of Theology, Nairobi, Kenya and an MA- Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA.

He is also the Senior Pastor, Gaba Community Church, founder and President, Africa Renewal Ministries-Uganda, Founder and Board member, Africa Renewal Ministries-USA. He has been a Board Member of Africa Evangelistic Enterprise. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship of Uganda. An umbrella fellowship of over 12,000 churches in Uganda. He is the General Overseer of Fellowship of Community Churches (FCC). He also served as a Board Member, Leadership Development Program (LDP) at Compassion International in 2001-2016, Board Member of AWANA Clubs International from 2013 to 2018.

In 1990, our founder Rev. Peter Kasirivu started Africa Renewal Ministries through Gaba Community Church in response to the overwhelming needs he saw in his community. Pastor Peter found that many people in Gaba didn’t have access to basic necessities, including healthcare and education. Furthermore, they had never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through his experience and first-hand knowledge of Gaba, he started a ministry that provided real solutions to the lost, vulnerable, hurting, and sick in his community.

Under Rev. Peter’s leadership, Africa Renewal has grown to seven affiliated ministries that impact more than 30 communities across Uganda. Together, through the combined efforts of the team and countless volunteers, donors, and sponsors, Africa Renewal has planted more than 650 churches, trained over 2,700 leaders, and sponsored 15,000-plus children.

He is married to Irene Kasirivu and together they have 4 children James, Lydia, Joy Ruth and Isaac Joshua.