Welcome to Michael Cassidy and Friends

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News on what’s happening now and highlights from the archive

The Friends

Introduction to the friends who inspired and influenced Michael Cassidy


Portholes into the deep archive and related resources


Curated material from the archive for specific audiences


Curated material from the archive around specific topics


Looking back at the story of Michael Cassidy, African Enterprise and its partners


Valuable resources to continue the mission available for order

Tract Box

Welcome to the Tract Box where you can download tracts about various topics. John Wesley used this type of communication…

“Africa is an awesome continent, and there is incredible energy in Africa. It’s the continent of the future. You see that in the Christian Church… We are beginning to see the missionary movement of the African Church… I believe that as the African Church is encouraged, helped, developed, expanded and discipled, so you will see Africa, sometime in the twenty first century, become a major fulcrum of mission” (Michael Cassidy)

Michael Cassidy and Friends

Michael Cassidy and Friends is a resource telling the story of how God has worked through the life of Michael Cassidy, and the ministry of African Enterprise.

This resource also tells the story of the many different friends and Christian leaders around the world who encouraged and supported Michael and the initial African Enterprise team in the calling to evangelise the cities of Africa.

Over the years God brought together an extraordinary network of friends who journeyed alongside Michael, all of whom were convinced that the Kingdom of God needs to impact every aspect of our lives.

This is the story of the faithfulness of God, and how He uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

It all began in 1957 when Michael Cassidy felt God calling him to city evangelism in Africa. These ideas took several years to germinate and in 1961, while still a student at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Michael launched the African Enterprise ministry. The following summer a fledgling African Enterprise team, made up of Michael and some of his student friends, conducted their first ever evangelistic endeavour in the city of Pietermaritzburg. The Mission to ‘Maritzburg saw many coming to know Christ as the Lord and Saviour of their lives. This confirmed to Michael that this calling was genuine and he responded by spending the rest of his life living in obedience to this call.

After finishing their studies the small African Enterprise team returned to South Africa to launch the ministry full time. By 1973 the team was fully indigenous and interracial and missions proliferated around South Africa as well as the rest of Africa. The team’s ministry was able to extend into East Africa largely due to the addition, in 1970, of Bishop Festo Kivengere to the team which gave birth to teams in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and then Rwanda. Other teams developed over the years in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia.

It is our hope that through this archive and resource of material drawn from the ministry of Michael Cassidy, African Enterprise, and their many friends and partners, a new generation will be inspired to reach the cities of Africa and the ends of the earth with the Good News about Jesus Christ.  Because the story is ongoing… and you have a part to play!

Find out more about African Enterprise

“African Enterprise have made, under God, a real contribution in South Africa” (Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

“What endears me to Michael Cassidy more than anything is his passion for the Lord Jesus Christ” (Angus Buchan, author of Faith Like Potatoes)

“I’ve learned that prayer involves listening as much as talking, aligning us with what God wants done in the world more than what we want God to do for us. Michael Cassidy’s life models that principle” (Phillip Yancey, author of What’s so Amazing about Grace?)

“Michael Cassidy has lived a life of Christian nobility, and numberless people are in the embrace of Christ’s love because of his faithful efforts…” (Gordon MacDonald, Chancellor, Denver Seminary)


It is always a joy for me to recommend this ministry of evangelism

Billy Graham


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“God is on the move in Africa. All the way from South Africa to Cairo we are are seeing God’s work…” (Stephen Mbogo, AE International Team Leader, CEO)

Michael Cassidy and Friends Legacy Foundation

The Michael Cassidy and Friends Legacy Foundation was initiated by friends of Michael Cassidy led by Dr John Tooke and approved by the International Board of African Enterprise as an initiative to secure, foster and multiply the considerable contribution that Michael has made to the advance of the Kingdom of God in Africa and further afield.

The initial project of the Foundation is to gather and curate Michael’s considerable archive and that of his friends where their work overlapped. The purpose of this is to provide a significant resource and source of inspiration to the next generation of Christian leaders who seek to advance the rule of God in every sphere of life.

Make a donation in support of the Foundation

Gifts to the Michael Cassidy and Friends Legacy Foundation will be used to inspire the next generation to take up the baton being handed on by Michael and his Friends.