Jan, 22nd 2021 – Beloved African evangelist and retired leader of African Enterprise (AE), Stephen Lungu, has passed away after being hospitalized with COVID-19 complications in Malawi.
His successor, Stephen Mbogo noted that Lungu was a passionate and endlessly energetic preacher of the gospel. He said, “I have known many preachers over the years in African Enterprise, and beyond it, but I don’t think I have ever known a more passionate and endlessly energetic preacher of the gospel than Stephen.”
He added, “None of us could ever match his energy or his day and night sharing of the gospel, whether from public platforms or in shops and restaurants.”
The 78-year-old was discipled by Patrick Johnstone, missionary author of the Operation World prayer guide, and became an evangelist. He first served with Dorothea Mission, then as AE’s team leader in Malawi for decades before succeeding Cassidy as the ministry’s international leader from 2007 to 2013.
Lungu proclaimed the gospel to crowds around the world, including a notable gathering in Ethiopia.