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The mission of the DACB is to collect, preserve, and make freely accessible biographical accounts and church histories--from oral and written sources--integral to a scholarly understanding of African Christianity.
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Updated September 2, 2016

Louise Pirouet Biographies

45 biographies from Appendix A of Dr. Louise Pirouet's 1968 PhD Thesis later published as Black Evangelists: The Spread of Christianity in Uganda, 1891–1914 (1978) have just been uploaded. They can be found in the Uganda country index or by searching for "Louise Pirouet."
Pirouet Pirouet was born to missionary parents in South Africa, but her family returned to England where she eventually became a teacher. She returned to Africa with the Church Missionary Society, teaching at a girls’ school in Kenya before completing her Ph.D. at the University of East Africa, Makere, Uganda. She subsequently taught at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

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Join the Work of DACB

>>To submit a biography or Christian history, please consult our guidelines and our Instructional Manual for writers. Email all submissions to Michèle Sigg, Project Manager, at

What's new?
Check out the new guidelines for writing a Christian history on our submissions page.

Resources for Research: Newly Redesigned Website for WCC Library and Archives (part 2)

These valuable resources in the World Council of Chuches archives have been microfilmed or microfiched and are held at the Yale Divinity Library (among other places.) Microform collections include:
>>Christian Medical Commission:  
>>Relations with the Roman Catholic Church:
>>Correspondence of the General Secretaries:
>>General correspondence:  
>>World Student Christian Federation Archives (held at the World Council of Churches and Yale Divinity Library):  

Double August-Sept Issue of the Journal of African Christian Biography

journal6-16The double August-Sept 2016 issue of the JACB is now available as a free download. The goal of the JACB is to make African Christian biographies easily accessible and useful in African congregations and classrooms. The JACB aims to promote the research, publication, and use of African Christian biography in Africa.
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