Who we are, where we’re going, and how you can make a difference.
Who We Are
In response to the crying need of evangelicals in Mozambique and Portuguese- speaking nations of Africa, the Center for Development of Leadership was founded in 1994 by Dr. Isaias Uaene, a native of Mozambique.
Our founder and Executive director
About Dr. Uaene
Dr. Isaias Uaene is a native of Mozambique and is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is the Founder and current Executive Director of the Center for Development of Leadership in Maputo, Mozambique.
Dr. Uaene has served as the National Director of the Far East Broadcasting Association (FEBA Radio) for 12 years and is on the board of numerous Christian organizations. He has also served as Senior Pastor for over two decades.
Dr. Uaene is married to Quezia, also a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and College, who serves alongside her husband. They have two children, Samuel Alexander and Anna Beatriz.
Our guiding principles
Where We’re Going
To provide Bible-based training to people who will equip others and nurture the churches in Mozambique and other Portuguese-speaking nations in Africa. (2 Tim 2:2; Col 1:28-29)
To continue training a new generation of servant leaders and to foster a sustainable theological institution of higher learning that will provide a solid Bible-based, Christ-centered, and Spirit-led education across denominations in Mozambique and other Portuguese-speaking nations of Africa.
To equip in leadership foundations and skills, educate for servant leadership in the church and teaching ministries, and empower for ministry collaboration among evangelicals.
How You Can Make a Difference
Because we are training pastors and church leaders in low economic countries, CDL provides training at virtually no cost to the students. However, it takes money and facilities to provide this ministry training.
We have many short-term ministry and missions opportunities throughout Mozambique. We offer on-site accomodations.