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Africa Renewal University

Jeff Atherstone

Though still involved with the AFRU, Jeff has stepped down from day-to-day operations and now lives with his family in Atlanta.

Jeff Atherstone is the Vice Chancellor and President of Africa Renewal University in Buloba, Uganda, where he has served since 2006. Due to his leadership, ARU has grown from a start-up Bible institute to an accredited Christian university on a 23-acre campus with 7 academic programs. Before coming to Uganda, Jeff was in pastoral ministry for 7 years and helped establish the first satellite campus for Cornerstone Community Church with Francis Chan. Jeff has a B.A. in theology and an M.A. of Divinity. He lives in Uganda with his wife Christine and sons Noah and Kadin and is currently serving as a volunteer with Africa Renewal University coaching their executive team and providing training in fundraising and communication.

Africa Renewal University (AFRU) is a Christ-Center educational center, which practices integrity and encourages accountability in every aspect of life. AFRU seeks to develop a global perspective of the body of Christ as they equip leaders for the developing African context.  In January 2007, the school began with 35 students and a commitment to equip Christian leaders for the transformation of society. Today, there are over 500 students from 45 different tribes in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea and Kenya who are being equipped as leaders for the church and society.