Since November of 2015, Emmanuel Kwizera has served as the International Missions Director for African Enterprise, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Born in a Christian family in Rwanda, his father was a Presbyterian pastor and church planter there. His mother, an elder and preacher in the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda, founded a children’s ministry called Mwana Ukundwa (Beloved Child). During the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Emmanuel lost over 100 close family relatives. In 1998, following a period of great confusion after encountering such suffering, he gave his life to Jesus Christ and began a journey of healing and forgiveness. God called him into the ministry in 2000 as an evangelist. His local church and the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students IFES/GBU Rwanda were key influences in his call.
From 2007 to 2015, Emmanuel worked with African Enterprise Rwanda as Missions Director before shifting to Nairobi for his present assignment. He is pursuing an MA in Organizational Leadership at African International University (formerly NEGST).
Emmanuel has been involved with the Lausanne Movement since 2009 through Mission Africa (serving as Phase 2 Coordinator since 2011) and through participation at Cape Town 2010 as well as the Global Leadership Forum in Bangalore in 2013. He served as a member of the Younger Leaders Team for YLG 2016 as representative for Francophone Africa and as leader for the post-gathering sub-committee.
Emmanuel is married to Kunda and has three children.