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Meet the Founders
Rick and Donna Whitcomb pioneered the work of Agape Gospel Mission in Africa as newlyweds in 1983. They began the ministry by conducting open-air outreaches in southern Nigeria. The Whitcombs also went house to house witnessing, winning souls to Christ and ministering to the needy. Through these efforts, the first AGM church was launched in February, 1984.
To facilitate the planting of more churches, Rick and Donna began training African pastors in April, 1984. Students were taught in the classroom and given opportunity to serve in the church. Soon, AGM began to multiply rapidly, as trained pastors were sent forth to plant new churches.
Today, Rick and Donna Whitcomb continue to oversee the ministry’s worldwide outreach from their bases in Accra, Ghana and Manassas, Virginia, USA.