The African Christian Fellowship, Kansas City Chapter started in 1995 when three Christian families gathered periodically to fellowship together in their homes. At the time of its creation, the group was independent of the National African Christian Fellowship. The focus of the group was to pray for their family needs, African nations and its churches.
The foundation members, the families of Dr. Kola Okuyemi, Dr. Fred Lobati and Mr. Akinwale met weekly and continued to invite other Christian families to join in their fellowship. The group has continued to grow since then.
In 1997, two years after the fellowship begun, a permanent leadership structure was established with Dr Kola Okuyemi emerging as its first President. In 1999, the African Christian Fellowship, Kansas City Chapter officially registered to be a part of the National ACF. In the same year, Dr. Kola and Bro Emmanuel Idun represented the fellowship at the ACF National meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
The constitution was amended in 2008 and part of that amendment had the name changed to African Christian Fellowship of Kansas City Metropolitan area, ACFKC. In 2010, ACFKC was incorporated (501c) in the State of Missouri under the leadership of Dr. Babalola Faseru with legal counsel from Bro Victor Oribhabor and Sam Ogbonnaya.
Our chapter is rich in diversity and has members from several countries including Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Cameroon, Zambia, Botswana, United States of America and Congo. The All Night New Year’s Eve prayers, New Year day party, annual Africa Day of Prayer, annual family picnic are a few of key activities that are held annually by our fellowship.
Presently, we meet every second Saturday of the month at Vineyard Community Church 8301 Lamar Ave Overland Park, KS 66207. We continue to be actively involved in the National ACF including the National and Youth conventions.