Our Story

How it all started...

Ekklesia is an international society committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ, in the Anglican Way, and offering sustainable development projects to those who are most vulnerable.

Ekklesia was established in 1996 as a result of the drift of the western Anglican churches from Biblical faith. Genuine Biblical faith includes fidelity to the historic teaching of who God is and how we are to live. Key elements of this are both evangelism and care for the poor. 
Ekklesia has fostered relationships among leaders in the global south and churches still aligned with orthodox theology and practice in North America and served as a catalyst for many development projects. Faithful leaders in Africa, South America, and Asia have partnered with Ekklesia.

Expanding the vision...

As the drift away from Biblical authority became more and more serious, Ekklesia was involved in the establishment of the Global Anglican Future Conference in 2008, which gave birth to the GAFCON Movement.

Ekklesia General Secretary Bill Atwood was consecrated as a Bishop in the Anglican Church of Kenya in 2007 to continue networking senior leaders in the Anglican Communion. Ekklesia continues to partner with GAFCON in the pursuit of Biblical faith as Bishop Atwood serves that movement as their Ambassador.


Committed to making a difference...

Ekklesia’s development projects provide sustainable relief to some of the poorest people in the world, introducing stability that is severely lacking. Ekklesia’s projects include teaching to establish tithing to help others and a maintenance reserve to insure ongoing reliable operations.

The balance of disciple-making faith and actions that support those who are most vulnerable economically has been the heartbeat of Ekklesia’s operations, and remains so as we pass our twenty-five year anniversary of operations.