Galatians 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel

Throughout Church History, the gospel of Jesus Christ has come under attack. Wherever the gospel is proclaimed, counterfeits have prevailed. The church has been called to hold fast to the true gospel. Our task is to believe, obey, proclaim and defend the gospel. So in a time and context of numerous gospel counterfeits, we sound a rallying call for the church in Africa to reclaim the abandoned gospel.

Registration for the conference is open, so please register and pay in advance to reserve your spot. The registration fee is K350 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 Friday, 10 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

The theme for this year’s conference is Reclaiming the Abandoned Gospel. The book of Galatians will be our book of study. In Galatians 1:6, Paul admonishes the believers when lamenting; I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel.
Throughout Church History, the gospel of Jesus Christ has come under attack. Wherever the gospel is proclaimed, counterfeits have prevailed. The church has been called to hold fast to the true gospel. Her task is to believe, obey, proclaim and defend the gospel. So, in a time and context of numerous gospel counterfeits, this year’s conference, we sound a rallying call for the church in Africa to reclaim the abandoned gospel.

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Lifelong Learning for Pastors' Track

CABU is dedicated to continually equipping men already serving in ministry. This track is one way we offer ongoing training for men currently serving as elders or desiring to be elders. The track is usually an exposition of a book of the Bible. This year, the class will be “Expository Preaching from 1 & 2 Peter” and will be taught by Dr. Sam Horn and Dr. Dave Doran.

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Chaplaincy in Ministry Track

The program has nine courses, each designed as a 1-week block class. The students come from multiple government defence departments as well as private. The class will have both men and women.
During the conference, Jackson Edward will walk the Chaplains through the course “How to Study the Bible” to give them a broad understanding of the Hermeneutical guidelines and rules needed to interpret the Word of God correctly.

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Event Speakers

Dr. Dave Doran
Dr. David Doran is the senior pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church and President of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the Chairman of the Practical Theology Department and teaches the core pastoral theology courses in the M.Div. program. Dr. Doran received a B.A. from Bob Jones University and both the M.Div. and Th.M. from DBTS. He earned his D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Over several decades at ICBC, Dr. Doran has conducted an effective expository preaching and teaching ministry, established Grace Baptist Mission, and expanded outreach through campus evangelism and discipleship, mission conferences and more. Dr. Doran and his wife Claudia have four sons: David (wife, Abi), Daniel (wife, Melissa), Dillon (wife, Emily), and Derek (wife, Jen) and eleven grandchildren.
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.
Philip Hunt
Philip Hunt has been church planting in Africa since 1992. His passion is to train the next generation of God-called African leaders who will catch the vision for planting healthy churches across the continent. In 2006 Central Africa Baptist University began in Kitwe where Philip Hunt currently serves as Vice-Chancellor (President). He also serves as pastor for preaching and vision at Kitwe Church. Philip Hunt and his wife Lori are the parents of seven children.
Greg Gilbert
United States
Greg grew up in a wonderful Christian family, with two parents who love the Lord very much and made sure that he heard the good news of salvation at every opportunity. At 9 years old, he professed faith in Christ as his Dad shared the gospel yet again and he was baptized shortly thereafter. For the next few years, he grew as a Christian, still attending church, and then went to Yale University for undergrad studies. Those were good years spiritually, mostly because he had to learn like never before how to defend his faith. It was also during those years that the Lord began to call him to Christian ministry. After Yale, Greg spent some time serving in a few different churches, went to seminary, got married to Moriah, and had three awesome kids: Justin, Jack, and Juliet. Greg was called to serve Third Avenue Baptist as the Senior Pastor in 2010.
Edward Jackson
United States
Chaplain (MAJ) Ret. Edward A. Jackson, served as an Army National Guard and Active-Duty Army Chaplain from 1999 to 2019 in various roles and responsibilities. He is married to the former Rebecca Ann Heyward of St. Helena, South Carolina and they have two daughters Faith and Hope.
Kabwe Kabwe
Kabwe serves as pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Ndola. He is the acting principal at the Copperbelt Ministerial College and an adjunct lecturer at the Evangelical University (formerly Theological College of Central Africa -TCCA). He sits on SIM-Zambia board as chair and is one of the directors at Equipping Pastors Worldwide He is an associate editor of Reformation Zambia magazine. Married to Songwe and has three grown up children. A proud grand father of four grand daughters.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Isaac Makashyini
Isaac Makashinyi is the pastor of Emmasdale Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia and Academic Dean at the Lusaka Ministerial College. He is an adjunct lecturer at the African Christian University and an associate editor for the Zambian theological periodical, Reformation Zambia. Issac is married to Shupe and the Lord has blessed them with a daughter and a son.
Belinda Spilman
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. In December of 1976 I was accepted to serve with Biblical Ministries Worldwide in a church planting ministry. Arriving in Uruguay, South America in January 1980, I served along side missionary couples in this endeavor. After 25 years or so of learning, growing, and serving, God placed on my heart the need to be intentional in passing on what I had learned. He has opened several doors giving me opportunities to invest in other ladies. Aptas para Servir (Ladies able to Serve), a ministry to the local church helping to train ladies to serve in their own churches, has given me the opportunity to work one on one with different ladies, as well as groups of ladies. In 2016, I was asked to teach the ladies at our Bible college here in Uruguay. Along with these ministries I also serve in church planting in rural towns in the interior of Uruguay. I am delighted to serve our Good God, who has saved me by in infinite grace, made possible through the sacrifice of our Savior.