Our Ministry

Acts 8 Ministries is equipping the Ethiopian Body of Christ with discipleship training resources.

Located in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit), Ethiopia, our Equipping Center offers training programs for a wide range of believers. Our training teams [Acts 8 Ethiopia] also travel the country, working closely with various churches, denominations, and ministry organizations such as Great Commission Ministry Ethiopia and Evangelical Church Fellowship of Ethiopia.

In addition to sending training teams to various locations, we also offer programs at its Equipping Center in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).

Give Me Hope

Give Me Hope is a collaborative project of Acts 8 Ministries with David C Cook to bring educational resources for children. [continue to read HERE]

Discipleship-Leadership Training

Working closely with local churches, Acts 8 Ethiopia conducts discipleship-Leadership training for church members. [continue to read HERE]

Youth Leadership Development

In cooperation with Great Commission Ministry Ethiopia, Acts 8 Ethiopia provides GCME youth with leadership development training. [continue to read HERE]

Refugee Children’s Ministry

Ethiopia hosts a large number (estimated more than 700,000) of refugees from the neighboring countries. Some Ethiopian churches are ministering to children who are in refugee camps. Acts 8 Ethiopia comes alongside these churches to provide them with resources to better equip them for reaching and nurturing refugee children to give them hope. [continue to read HERE]

Meet Our Team

Our ministry team is made up of local Ethiopian Christian volunteers. Teresa Riggs is the Executive Director and the local team leader.

Yenagu Dessie

I was a high school teacher by profession. At present, I am retired from secular work. However, I am still active in teaching, preaching, and counseling youth. I have one biological daughter and others whom I support.

Read more about Yenagu HERE.

Wondwossen Lemma

I work in the church as a pastor and live with my family in the town of Debre Zeit. I am married to my wife, Lydia, and have two young sons, Yoakin and Ethanim.

Read more about Wonde HERE.

Erisan Kifle

I am a graduate student at Addis Ababa University on a women’s scholarship. While I work and study, I care for my Mom who is declining with Alzheimer’s disease.

Read more about Erisan HERE.

Bereket Tesfaye

I am in seminary studying for a bachelor’s degree in Theology. I used to have a private business in computer engineering until God called me to full-time ministry work.

Read more about Beki HERE

Teresa Riggs

Teresa brings a wealth of ministry and life experience to lead the Acts 8 Team. She lives in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

Read more about Teresa HERE.