About Us

AFM stands for “Apostolic Faith Mission” (in Afrikaans: “AGS – Apostoliese Geloofsending“). The AFM exists since 1908 and is the first and largest Pentecostal church in the country – with 1.4 million members in SA and currently established in 29 countries of the world. “Pentecostal” means that it is a church who believes that the Spirit of God is given to believers to live dynamic and overcoming lives. It also implies that believers can demonstrate the character, love and power of their Lord, Jesus Christ, in their daily lives.

The AFM can be distinguished by two inseparable characteristics: The baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Great Commission. We received the Holy Spirit and His power to be missional. (Acts1:8) That’s why we refer to our assemblies as apostolic communities and our members as apostolic agents. Towards the year 2020, we endeavor to inspire and mobilise our whole church to take the whole gospel to the whole world.

The desire of the AFM is to saturate our societies with the presence of God and the principles of His Kingdom. Our uniqueness also lies in our diversity and accommodative ability. Not only are we a microcosm of our diverse society, somewhere in our 1800-plus local churches you’ll find a spiritual home where you’ll feel part of the family.

I hope that by exploring this website you will come to know more about the AFM and its activities.

Blessings and Favor!

Past. M.G. Mahlobo
(President of the AFM)

Values

There are many noble values that are applicable in the lives of decent people and very much so in the lives of Christians. However, in the context of the AFM, the following values gained pre-eminence:

Integrity

We understand integrity as being genuine, honest and sincere. This quality – as with our other values, should be spontaneously associated with AFM members, pastors and churches.

Relationships

Coming from a racially divided past, and whilst celebrating our God-given diversity, we appreciate our unity as a God-given treasure. We encourage genuine and edifying relationships between believers, pastors and assemblies. We also encourage spiritual father-son and mentor-mentee relations.

Accountability

In a society where individualism is prominent, we believe that accountability is non-negotiable in the church. History teaches us that those who avoid accountability follow a path of eventual self-destruction. We expect accountability on all levels of leadership.

Excellence

In spite of our diversity and different levels of development and affluence, we encourage excellence in all church activities. Poverty is no excuse. Because we are living and working for the Almighty God who is also the God of excellence, mediocrity should be avoided at all cost.

Vision & Mission

Our Members

Our members are the most visible evidence of the AFM’s vision and mission – living powerful lives and carrying destiny-changing messages. Our members are “apostolic agents” sharing the message of God in every area of their lives.

Vision

We see a church accessible to all people, celebrating our unity and God given diversity, empowering our members for caring and changing communities to the glory of God.

Mission

The AFM is a missional church – which is a community of God’s people that defines themselves as agents of God. It is rooted in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” God sent His Son to redeem us. We confess that being missional is the activity of God Himself. This prime calling of the church is deeply embedded in the AFM since our birth in 1908.

Being a missional church is no longer understood as evangelising communities outside of the borders of South Africa. Being missional is understood as making a Christ-centred difference there where you live, work and function daily. The time to make an impact for Christ is now and the place is here.

We are dedicated to the true mission of our church:

  • The whole church taking the whole Gospel to the whole world.
  • Soaking our communities in the presence and principles of the Kingdom of God.

Contact Us

If you have any additional enquiries regarding the AFM or any of the information found on this website, you are welcome to contact our National Office for assistance.

AFM National Office

TELEPHONE    +27 12 644 0490

FAX                        +27 12 644 0732/4

E-MAIL                 info@afm-ags.org

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

257 Jean Avenue
Building Nr. 14, Central Office Park
Centurion, Gauteng
South Africa

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

257 Jean Avenue
Building Nr. 14, Central Office Park
Centurion, Gauteng
South Africa

POSTAL ADDRESS

P.O. Box 9450
Centurion
0046

Other Contacts

Click here for a list of Regional Office Bearers.

Departments & Organisations

AFM INTERNATIONAL

E-MAIL              afmint@afm-ags.org

TELEPHONE  +27 12 644 0490

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

E-MAIL              afmep@gmail.com

TELEPHONE  +27 83 262 864

WELFARE DEPARTMENT

E-MAIL             afmwelf@rsn.co.za

TELEPHONE  +27 12 753 7940

FAX                     +27 12 760 3720

WEBSITE         www.umephi.org

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

E-MAIL              directorncm@afm-ags.org

TELEPHONE  +27 12 644 0490

NATIONAL SISTERS’ FELLOWSHIP

E-MAIL                Jacobethmahlobo@gmail.com

TELEPHONE   +27 12 644 0490

NATIONAL MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

 E-MAIL            moketemmolotsane@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE  +27 82 934 3747