About AICT

AICT egan in 1909 under Africa Inland Mission (AIM). AICT began at Nassa station in 1909 under the work of two missionaries Emil and Marie Sywulka who worked under AIM (Africa Inland Mission) which replaced Church Missionary Society (CMS). These missionaries worked with some indigenous evangelists who volunteered to preach the gospel without pay to their own countrymen and women. The earliest mission stations besides Nassa were started, including Mwanza, Nera and Chamugasa. AIM handled over the church to indigenous leaders in 1963 after the country’s independence in 1961 and it expanded constantly then disseminated to form dioceses, regions, pastorates and local churches. From 1963 AICT was functioning under one bishop as the chief overseer and one executive council. Jeremiah Mahalu Kisula was the first bishop of the AICT. The church expanded and they decided to decentralize and divide the church into dioceses. In 1993, AICT was divided into five dioceses. Currently AICT has six dioceses named: Pwani, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Mara & Ukerewe, Geita and Tabora.

AICT Pwani Diocese was established in 1994 following expansion of the church activities in the coast regions. The first diocese bishop was Paul Methusela Nyagwaswa and the current bishop is Charles S. Salalah. This is the missionary diocese focusing on reaching the unreached groups with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Currently Pwani Diocese is serving 14 regions namely Pwani, Manyara, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida, Iringa, Mbeya, Ruvuma, Mtwara, Lindi and Dar-es- Salaam. In order to delegate power, AICT Pwani diocese decentralized church leadership to form six church administrative regions namely: Dar-es-Salaam, Morogoro, Ifakara,Dodoma, Kondoa and Arusha. These regions are disseminated into pastorates and then further to the lowest level as local churches. AICT Kizota is one of the local churches in Dodoma region. The church operates under the constitution managed by leadership ranks and committees including the registered trustees.