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South Sudan Hope

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African Onesimus Mission and Vision

African Onesimus Mission (AOM) began in October 2011 in the heart of Pastor James, Pastor Kennedy and Pastor Romeous. They were inspired by the new opportunities of sharing the life-giving message of Jesus Christ among their fellow countrymen in South Sudan. African Onesimus Mission collaborating with Toowoomba Community Baptist Church, Logan City Baptist Church and Logan Community Baptist Church are committed to extend Christ’s kingdom in South Sudan.

The mission of AOM is to help South Sudanese to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our mission team is to glorify our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all South Sudan by means of missionary activities and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

African Onesimus Mission Leadership Team

The AOM leadership team recognises the authority of God expressed through Jesus Christ. We accept that we are shepherds serving under Jesus, the Chief Shepherd. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer, obedience and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to disciple and equip followers of Jesus for the work of the ministry in South Sudan until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor James Komakech

Pastor James Komakech

Pastor James is passionate about missionary work and has a heart for the poor. As the primary teacher of AOM, James is also passionate about carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. James has ministered in four countries, i.e. Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Australia. James speaks four languages: Madi, Acholi, Arabic and English. He currently serves at Community Baptist Church as senior Pastor. Previously, James served as the general secretary for African Baptist church of Mission in Queensland and with the United Refugee Churches in Kenya. James has led the establishment of Evangelical Free churches. James and his wife Joyce have six children and they adopted two orphans. Currently James is studying a Bachelor of Ministry at Malyon College (Queensland Baptist College)


Pastor James Komakech

Pastor Kennedy Wani Kenyi

Pastor Kennedy’s main responsibility is Church administration at Logan Community Baptist Church and leading the AOM project. Kennedy served with African Inland Church in Sudan and Kenya, which involved supervising African Inland churches. In Kenya Kennedy served as assistant Chairman for Kakuma United Refugee Churches. While in Sudan and Kenya, Kennedy helped plant African Inland churches. Before coming to Logan Community Baptist Church, he served as assistant Pastor for African Baptist Church of Mission, Queensland for four years. Kennedy is now serving as assistant Pastor at Community Baptist Church, and holds a Diploma from Asian Pacific Theological Institute. He is currently studying an Advance Diploma in Christian Ministry at Calam College. Kennedy is married to Betty and has six children.


Pastor Rumeous

Pastor Rumeous Okumu Mude

Pastor Rumeous’ main responsibilities are teaching the truth of Scripture and leading the children’s ministry. He served with African Inland Church as Pastor and community health worker in Uganda. While in Uganda, Rumeous assisted in the commencement of African Inland churches. In Australia, Rumeous has worked with the African Baptist church of mission, Queensland for six years and now he is serving as assistant Pastor at Logan Community Baptist Church. Currently Rumeous is studying for the Christian Ministry Diploma at Calam College. Rumeous is married to Savia and have seven children. His family are devoted Christians.


GregPastor Greg Peckman is team leader of African Onesimus Mission. Pastor Greg has served for over 25 years in full-time ministry with Queensland Baptist Churches in Australia and helped lead a mission team in South Sudan in 2011 and 2014. Greg is the senior Pastor of New Hope Community Baptist Church which is primarily an African congregation meeting in Brisbane. He is passionate about being a friend to key leaders in Africa and Asia in listening, leading and teaching God’s word, sharing his life message to South Sudanese “through our pain, toward God’s purpose”. Greg is married to Ruth who is also Baptist pastor. Ruth also visited South Sudan in 2011 and 2014 and remains committed to assisting South Sudanese and other refugees. Greg and Ruth have one son.

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