Peter and Victorina Awenu

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Holmburg were sent to Uganda, East Africa, under the auspices of Elim Fellowship. The work grew and extended from eastern Uganda to western Kenya. They were forced to flee the country in 1973 during the reign of Idi Amin. The pastors remained in contact with Mrs. Holmburg and her son, Rev. Richard Douglas. Affiliation was granted with Open Bible Churches in June 1983.

As of January of 2021, Open Bible has 120 churches with 7,200 members and 140 credentialed ministers. International Cooperating Ministries partnered with Open Bible to build 18 church buildings. Andrew Clark, former missionary to Kenya, initiated the T.E.E. program, now translated from Swahili to Luganda. One and a half acres of land was given to Open Bible on which to construct a national headquarters facility and church building in Bugiri. The church in the capital city of Kampala ministers to homeless children. Four churches operate orphanages.

INSTE was begun in 2007 and currently has 24 students in other organizations.

Peter Awenu is the field director.