In the last 30 years African Rural Outreach and Development has planted over 50 local churches in the Southern part of Uganda through our evangelistic team. Most of the local pastors and evangelists have been involved with AROAD for over 20 years.

Born 1944 in Uganda, Richard Kabazzi accepted Christ in 1964 at 20 years old. He married Edith in 1972 and they came to the States where he enrolled in Denver Seminary. He graduated in 1975 with a Masters in Divinity. In 1975, he became Pastor of Nairobi Baptist Church in Kenya. In 1980, he came back to the States and served as Regional Director for International Students, Inc. in Philadelphia, and later appointed Assistant Field Director, and relocated to Colorado Springs. In 1986, Mr. Kabazzi felt God leading him back to Uganda. He established AROAD with the objectives of starting churches through a ministry that served the whole person. He has since planted over 50 churches in rural Uganda, multiple schools and a fish farm. Mr. Kabazzi continues to travel between Uganda and the States fulfilling his mission. He and Edith have three grown children, Jonah, Asa, and Rachel.