Rev. Canon Captain Richard W. Mayabi
African Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
The Rev. Canon Captain Richard Wanzala Mayabi is the current Africa Director and CEO of Anglican Missions Africa (AMA). A mission agency whose vision is to Nurture a Healthy and Sustainable Church in Africa and beyond. Richard brings to AMA over 25 years of rich missionary experience.
Canon Richard has served the church in various capacities. For ten (10) years he worked as a missionary evangelist in Machakos Diocese in Kenya and placed in Makueni region to pioneer new Churches. He later moved to Nairobi to take up the leadership of Mission Base Initiative (MBI) as the Director for East Africa and Great Lakes. He later moved to All Saints Cathedral Diocese to pioneer a Parish in Kibera Informal settlement. He grew the church from eighty people to 2, 500 and planted two more Churches. His experience as the Vicar of St. Jerome exposed Richard to both local and international ministries, growing his leadership and managerial skills. He has served as the General Secretary of Church Army Africa (CAA). An Anglican Missionary organization committed to training of Evangelists for the Church across Africa. After Church Army, Canon Richard served as Director in charge of Capacity Building at Council of the Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) before becoming the Africa Director for Anglican Missions Africa (AMA).
The Rev. Canon Captain Richard Wanzala Mayabi holds two Masters Degrees. Master of Theology (MTh) in Urban World. Master of Arts (MA) in Mission studies from Africa International University (AIU). Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Christian Ministries from Africa International University (AIU).). Higher Diploma (HDP) in Theology Mission deposit from Carlile College Church Army Africa. Diploma in Theology-Mission deposit from Exeter University UK- Mission Deposit.
Diploma in Discipleship Training School (DTS) from Youth With A Mission (YWAM) University of the Nations.
He is married to The Rev. Captain Patience Wanzala with three children.
Taking this new role as Africa Director for Anglican Missions Africa is a humbling and exciting responsibility to work alongside Bishops and fellow priests with deep passion and desire to see Anglican Church in Africa re-focus its theology and resources to primary mission.