FMC IN TANZANIA
The Tanzanian church has three districts plus an area in the south that is being evangelized by the Malawi FM Church. The district centers are at Kigoma, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika; Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria; and Mugumu, near the Kenya border. A local church in Michigan has helped develop several buildings in the Geita district. Most recently, the Michigan church has assisted the Geita district in building a Bible school for pastors. The school will serve the whole conference to bring training to pastors.
In 1988 a group of Christians near the Kenya border wanted to become part of the Free Methodist Church. In 1992, the Free Methodist Church became registered with the government of Tanzania.
- Population: 59,649,000
- Evangelical Christians: 11.02%
- FM Work Opened: 1988
- FM Churches: 31
- FM Membership: 16,904
- Ordained Ministers: 54
- Ministerial Candidates: 15
- Ecclesiastical Accountability: Democratic Republic of Congo General Conference through Bishop Lubunga Venance W'Ehusha