The 10/40 window runs across northern Africa and comprises 987 groups of people who still need to be reached with the gospel. The growing network of healthy churches across our region has an opportunity to take leadership in fulfilling the Great Commission by sending equipped missionaries to the least reached around us. In this regard, CABU will be hosting the Zambia Leadership Conference 2022 where we will be equipping the churches for Gospel Advance Among the Least Reached. 

Our goal in this conference is to begin a discussion around the theme Gospel Advance Among the Least Reached: From Africa To the Ends of the Earth. We hope this discussion will continue long after the conference has ended. The conference will be a Global Church Planting Missions Conference of sorts, with speakers purposefully invited who can edify, instruct, and encourage us to "expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." (William Carey, English missionary and Baptist minister, known as the "father of modern missions.”)

We expect spaces to fill up, so get your conference registration in early, and don't miss this feast of fellowship and instruction in the Word of God.

Registration for the conference is open, so please register and pay in advance to reserve your spot. The registration fee is K250 per person (no discounts available). The registration fee includes lunch Tuesday-Friday and conference material. Lunch is not provided on Monday. Supper will only be for those lodging on campus.

Accommodation is available for guests coming from outside of Kitwe but will only be reserved upon payment of the registration fee. The deadline for accommodation reservation is Monday, 14 November. No accommodations will be reserved after the deadline. 

Registration is open till the first day of class. The evening sessions are open to everyone free of charge from Monday – Thursday at 18:30-20:00hrs.




Spiritual Growth & Ministry Track

Workshop sessions include A Biblical Worldview of Missions, Raising Missionaries in Africa, The Local Church's Responsibility in Missions, Discipling Leaders to be an Acts 13 Church, and Rural Church Planting. Other sessions are also slated.

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Lifelong Learning for Pastors' Track

Gospel Advance in Trial & Persecution: A Study in James will be taught by Dr. Sam Horn. This class will explore the gospel mission of the church as it was empowered and lived out among the earliest Christians.

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Chaplaincy in Ministry Track

Routine and Crisis Counseling will be taught by Pastor Bob Freiberg. This course introduces students to the Biblical principles and issues in counseling to equip them with a solid theological foundation for counseling and practical skills, giving special attention to the field of Crisis Counseling.

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Event Speakers

Brooks Buser
United States
Brooks Buser is a graduate of San Diego Christian College. After graduation Brooks worked in finance and eventually as the CFO for a Dutch multinational. Eventually he and his wife Nina felt the scriptures leading them to work with an unreached people group. In 2003 they left for the country of Papua New Guinea and spent 13 years church planting among the Yembiyembi people. After developing an alphabet, teaching literacy, finishing the Bible translation, and establishing elders and deacons in the church at Yembiyembi they returned to San Diego. Brooks was named President of Radius International in 2017 and now leads their 4 campuses around the world in reaching the last unreached language groups around the world. Brooks has an honorary Doctorate for his work in Linguistics and Bible Translation.
Bob Freiberg
United States
Dr. Robert Freiberg holds a D. Min in Pastoral Theology from Biola University in California, a Th. M in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an M. Div in Pastoral Ministry from Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis, and a B. E. S in Microbiology and Biological Sciences from St Cloud State University. He is currently a Bible and Theology professor, serving as Dean of Administration at Southern California Seminary. He has had a total of 35 years of experience working in Christian ministry under different capacities; 20 years at the Director Level in Military Ministry, 27 years as a Military Chaplain, 20 years as an adjunct Bible Professor, nine years as a teacher at a Christian High School, and two years as an Associate Pastor of a local church.
Sam Horn
United States
Sam Horn is a husband to Beth and a father to Robert and Aston. Dr. Horn has served in academic and pastoral roles throughout his 30+ years of ministry. He has a deep burden for gospel advancement worldwide. He has been privileged to participate on the founding teams for Universidad Cristiana de Las Americas in Monterrey, Mexico, and Central Africa Baptist University in Zambia, Africa. He is a regular speaker at our annual Leadership Conference. He is the senior pastor of Palmetto Baptist Church in Powdersville, South Carolina, in the US.
Conrad Mbewe
Conrad Mbewe has served as pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church since 1987. He is a graduate of the University of Zambia, the Cape Town Baptist Seminary, and the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Missions. He is the founding Chancellor of the African Christian University. He is a blogger and an author. His latest book is God’s Design for the Church (Crossway, 2020). He is also the editor of the Reformation Zambia magazine. He is married to Felistas and they have 6 adult children, and 6 grandchildren.
Ken Mbugua
Ken Mbugua serves as Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Nairobi, Kenya. He has an undergraduate degree in Bible from Central Africa Baptist College in Kitwe, Zambia. He has a passion for missions, expository preaching and a love for Christ’s Church.
Dr. Timothy Murdoch
Dr. Timothy Murdoch holds a Doctor of Ministry in Theology and Apologetics from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary – Rawlings School of Divinity. He has also earned a Master’s in Divinity with an emphasis on church planting and church growth through Liberty University, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biblical Studies through Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Murdoch is the Director of Coram Deo @ CABU, a ministry that seeks to immerse all of CABU in a biblical worldview. Dr. Murdoch teaches The Pentateuch, Old Testament Historical Books, The Gospels, and General Epistles in the Bible Program, oversees the Bible Component in the Education Program, and Christian Epistemology along with Old Testament Biblical Theology in the Seminary program at Central Africa Baptist University. Timothy and his wife Lisa have been married for 38 years; they have one son (Jared) who is married to Meagan, their daughter-in-love.
Edward Mwanisa
Edward Mwanisa is married to Joyce, and blessed with four children, two girls and two boys. He is privileged to serve as Pastor at Kakolo Faith Baptist Church in Kitwe, Zambia for 20 years. He lectures and is the Director of the Chaplaincy Program at Central Africa Baptist University. He also serves on the Zambian Board of Directors for Faith Children’s Village.
Sandala Mwanje
Sandala Mwanje is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Administration at Central Africa Baptist University and serves as an elder at Faith Baptist Church, Riverside, in Kitwe. He holds a Diploma in Teaching and a Bachelor's Degree in Bible from Central Africa Baptist University and is passionate about church planting/missions/preaching & teaching. He is married to Omega, and they are blessed with two daughters (Adabelle and Keziah) and two sons (Jaden & Sante).
Josh Manley
United Arab Emirates
Josh Manley planted and is the senior pastor of RAK Evangelical Church in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates where he has labored for the past ten years. Josh hails from the United States of America and holds an M.Div and Th.M from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to entering preaching ministry, Josh worked as an aide in the United States Senate. He is married to Jenny, and they have five children.
Dr. Chopo Mwanza
Chopo Mwanza is the pastor of Faith Baptist Church Riverside in Kitwe, Zambia. He also serves as part of the faculty at Central Africa Baptist University and Seminary and blogs at Deeper Reflections. Chopo is married to Kunda and they have three children: Tionge, Yamikani, and Tendai.
David Platt
United States
Josh Manley (see bio above) has been added to the speakers lineup to replace David Platt. David has had to cancel due to circumstances beyond his control. We hope David will join us in a future conference.
Gavin Peacock
Gavin is married to Amanda, the father of 2 children, Jake and Ava, and grandfather to Charlie. He is also an associate pastor at Calvary Grace Church of Calgary, and the Director of International Outreach for CBMW. Gavin was born in England, where he was a professional footballer for 18 years – scoring over 135 goals for Queens Park Rangers, Chelsea and Newcastle United amongst others in a career that spanned over 600 games. He became a Christian at age 18. After retiring from playing in 2002 Gavin worked for the BBC for six years as a football broadcaster/ commentator on television and radio before completing his Masters in Theology and entering full time ministry. Gavin has authored several books on marriage and the family, and speaks internationally on these issues. His biography - A Greater Glory: From Pitch To Pulpit was released in 2021.
Jamie Smith
United States
Jamie Smith is the President of IBMGlobal, an international mission agency based in Amherst, New Hampshire, USA, that facilitates the ministry of 80 missionaries in 17 nations. He served as a pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Parkersburg, WV, 2005-2012, church-planting missionary in Zambia from 2012-2020, and was the founding chairman and lecturer for the missions department of Central Africa Baptist University from 2015-2020. During his time at CABU, he was also the Director of the Theological Studies by Extension program, where he was able to train local church leaders in many nations across the African continent. He absolutely adores his wife Mandy and four children: Lorelei, Jorja, Warrick, and Chola.