About Africa Christian Network
Africa for Christ
Africa Christian Network is an association of Bible based, evangelical congregations, ministries and missions dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout Africa. Members adhere to the Nicene Creed and to The Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation, launched by Professor Martin Luther 500 years ago in Wittenberg: Sola Scriptura! Scripture alone is our ultimate authority Sola Gracia! Salvation is by the grace of God alone. Sola Fide! Salvation is received by faith alone. Solus Christus! Christ alone is the Head of the Church. Soli Deo Gloria! Everything must be done to the glory of God alone.
“Contend earnestly for the Faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” Jude 4
Upon receipt of registration fees, Members will receive certificates of affiliation and benefit from international contacts of ACN members. Africa Christian Network offers its members regular news updates and free resources for Evangelism and discipleship.
Bibles for Africa
This includes Bibles, New Testaments, Gospel booklets, tracts in many languages from Literature4Africa, sermons and Bible studies from Livingstone Fellowship and Audio-visual resources from Frontline Fellowship.
Leadership Training Resources
Members will also have access to higher education training resources from William Carey Bible Institute.
Where ever possible ACN will seek to facilitate guest speakers and missionary team visits to conduct seminars, conferences and outreaches in your area. You can specify what your particular needs are: whether church planting, Evangelism training, Muslim Evangelism or Discipleship programmes. You do not need to be alone as you seek to fulfil the Great Commission.
Prayer, Encouragement and Counselling Network
When you are part of this network, you can share prayer requests, ask for advice and counsel as to how to deal with different challenges, request library books for your pastor, congregation or school, answers to critical questions, assistance with sermon preparation, Bible study resources, Sunday school materials or evangelistic outreach materials.
When members of our Fellowship have been persecuted for the Faith, we have published their plight and mobilised prayer and support to set the captives free. Members of our Fellowship who were unjustly imprisoned in Kauda’s one-party state Zambia were released after our international campaigns mobilising prayer and pressure which opened the prison doors and set the captive free. Similarly other of our missionaries were locked up in Frelimo Mozambique also freed in answer to prayer and action. We were heavily involved in the campaign to end the persecution of Christians in Sudan and to bring about a peaceful secession of South Sudan. We cooperate with international campaigns such as international Life Chain Sunday on the first Sunday of October each year, Reformation Day, 31 October and International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted, on the 2nd Sunday of November each year.
Back to the Bible for Reformation and Revival.
Members of our network will have the assurance they will never be alone in times of crisis, but are part of an international fellowship of Bible believing Christians who will stand up and speak up for them and pray with them as we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. With your support, together we can cooperate to fulfil the Great Commission throughout Africa, working for Biblical Reformation and praying for a Heaven sent spiritual Revival to transform Africa into the most Christian continent on earth.
Dr. Peter Hammond
Africa Christian Action
Dr. Peter Hammond
Peter was born in Cape Town (in 1960) and brought up in Bulawayo (in what was then war-torn Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe). He was converted to Christ in 1977, worked in Scripture Union and Hospital Christian Fellowship, served in the South African Defence Force and studied at Baptist Theological College, (now Cape Town Baptist Seminary). He also earned a Doctorate in Missiology and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity. Peter is married to Lenora, whose missionary parents Rev. Bill and Harriett Bathman pioneered missionary work, mostly into Eastern Europe, for over 60 years. Peter and Lenora have been blessed with 4 children: Andrea, Daniela, Christopher and Calvin whom they have home schooled. They now have two grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua.
For over 38 years, Dr. Peter Hammond has pioneered missionary outreaches, including into the war zones of Mozambique, Angola and Sudan. Often travelling by off road motorbike, Peter has travelled hundreds of thousands of kilometres to deliver Bibles to persecuted Christians in Africa and Eastern Europe. In the course of his missionary activities, Peter has been ambushed, come under aerial and artillery bombardments, been stabbed, shot at, beaten by mobs, arrested and imprisoned. On some missions he has flown far behind enemy lines to the Nuba Mountains in central Sudan with tons of Bibles, books and relief aid. He has walked throughout the war devastated Nuba Mountains showing the Jesus film in Arabic, proclaiming the Gospel, training pastors and evading enemy patrols.
Rev. Peter Hammond is the Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship, the Founder and Chairman of Africa Christian Action, the Director of the Christian Action Network and Chairman of The Reformation Society. He is the author of Faith Under Fire In Sudan, Holocaust In Rwanda, In the Killing Fields of Mozambique, The Great Commission Manual, The Biblical Worldview Manual, Putting Feet To Your Faith, The Greatest Century of Missions, Biblical Principles For Africa, The Discipleship Handbook, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam - The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, The Greatest Century of Reformation, The Power of Prayer Handbook, Practical Discipleship, Answering Skeptics, Old Testament Survey, Sketches from South African History, Victorious Christians – Who Changed the World, The Ten Commandments –God's Perfect Law of Liberty, Chaplains Handbook, Security and Survival Handbook and the New Testament Survey. He is the Editor of both Frontline Fellowship News and the Christian Action magazine.
Peter has developed the Biblical Worldview Seminar and Great Commission Course to mobilise churches to comprehensively apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.
Peter has a great love for history and for wildlife. He enjoys reading, particularly history and primary resource documents on the Reformation and Missions. He co-ordinates Vikings4Christ, Literature4Africa and Livingstone Missionary School.
Along with his family, Peter enjoys hiking and mountain climbing and he is involved in various animal welfare groups. He has been involved in rescuing and caring for a wide variety of wild and domestic animals including penguins and Rhinos. He co-ordinates Wonderful Wildlife, We Love God's Animals and The Bible and Animals.
For over 22 years, Peter hosted a weekly radio programme, Salt and Light, on Radio Tygerberg in Cape Town. Peter now hosts From the Frontline radio podcast. In his desire to apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life, Peter has been actively involved in numerous social issues. Since 1991 he has been vigorously promoting the Pro-Life cause in South Africa, initiating and mobilising the annual Life Chains, Sanctity Life Sunday and National Day of Repentance. He has mobilised numerous of marches to Parliament, including the Christian Voice marches in 1995 and 1996 which mobilised over 30,000 Christians in protest against the planned new secular state and its constitutional approval of abortion, pornography and other social evils. Peter has been called upon to present submissions to various sub-committees at Parliament.
He has co-authored, or contributed to, various books dealing with social issues in South Africa including: Fight For Life - A Pro-life Handbook for Southern Africa; Make a Difference - A Christian Action Handbook For Southern Africa; South Africa - Renaissance or Reformation?; Finding Freedom From The Pornography Plague, Porndemic – How the Pornography Plague Affects You and What You Can Do About It, The Pink Agenda - Sexual Revolution and the Ruin of the Family In South Africa, Character Assassins - Dealing with Ecclesiastical Tyrants and Terrorists and Reforming Our Families. These books and campaigns have led to numerous opportunities to present Biblical principles through newspaper articles and on national radio and television programmes.
Peter has a strong commitment to Christian education, having helped to promote Christian education and home schooling in South Africa for over 30 years. He and his wife Lenora home educated their four children for over ten years and help provide Christian school textbooks through their Christian Liberty Books ministry. Through his Textbooks For Teachers programme Peter has been providing thousands of Christian school textbooks to community Christian schools in Zambia and Sudan. Peter has also helped sponsor Bible colleges and Christian schools in Zambia and Sudan. He is involved in mobilising support for Christians suffering in Zimbabwe, and in providing tons of relief aid for the victims of communism in Zimbabwe.
Peter is regularly involved in personal and literature evangelism in the streets and in the townships. Since he was converted in 1977, Peter has maintained a regular practice of going in to some of the busiest, poorest and most neglected areas to conduct mass literature distribution, film evangelism and personal one-on-one evangelism and discipleship. In squatter camps, shanty towns, inner city ghettos, in bus and train stations, in prisons, military bases and hospitals, he has continued to engage in Evangelism and Discipleship.
He is a Missionary member of Livingstone Fellowship. He is also the Chairman of The Reformation Society, Henry Morton Stanley School of Christian Journalism and William Carey Bible Institute.