DRC-Kinshasa
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Serge Mali Kumu Alunga

Office Address:

DRC Headquarters
13éme Rue Limete, No, 82
Quartier Industriel
Commune de Limete
Kinshasa
DEM REP OF CONGO


Country Demographics

Capital:
Kinshasa

Population:
77,433,744

Languages:
French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba

Religion:
Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%

Life Expectancy:
53.98 years

GDP per-capita:
$453

Of Interest:

Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the then-Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU seized power and declared himself president in a November 1965 coup. He subsequently changed his name - to MOBUTU Sese Seko - as well as that of the country - to Zaire. MOBUTU retained his position for 32 years through several sham elections, as well as through brutal force. Ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees in 1994 from fighting in Rwanda and Burundi, led in May 1997 to the toppling of the MOBUTU regime by a rebellion backed by Rwanda and Uganda and fronted by Laurent KABILA. He renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but in August 1998 his regime was itself challenged by a second insurrection again backed by Rwanda and Uganda. Troops from Angola, Chad, Namibia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe intervened to support KABILA's regime. In January 2001, KABILA was assassinated and his son, Joseph KABILA, was named head of state. In October 2002, the new president was successful in negotiating the withdrawal of Rwandan forces occupying the eastern DRC; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and establish a government of national unity. A transitional government was set up in July 2003; it held a successful constitutional referendum in December 2005 and elections for the presidency, National Assembly, and provincial legislatures took place in 2006. In 2009, following a resurgence of conflict in the eastern DRC, the government signed a peace agreement with the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), a primarily Tutsi rebel group. An attempt to integrate CNDP members into the Congolese military failed, prompting their defection in 2012 and the formation of the M23 armed group - named after the 23 March 2009 peace agreements. Renewed conflict has lead to the displacement of large numbers of people and significant human rights abuses. As of February 2013, peace talks between the Congolese government and the M23 were on-going. In addition, the DRC continues to experience violence committed by other armed groups including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and Mai Mai groups. In the most recent national elections, held in November 2011, disputed results allowed Joseph KABILA to be reelected to the presidency.

Location:

Central Africa, northeast of Angola

Office Staff

Serge Mali Kumu Alunga

Office Manager

Manager History:

Brother Mali accepted the Lord through a friend in his neighborhood, who is the brother-in-law of Pastor Barutti Kasongo. One day he visited his friend, he was 16 years old, and his friend gave him the French book “How Can I Overcome.” Studying literature, he was more interested in the nice French structures than in the contents of the book, using terms proper to the Message of the Hour, which was hard for him to understand. After he had completely read the first book, he gave it back to his friend and asked him for another one. His friend invited him to fellowship with him at his pastor's house. He was baptized the same year. And by His sovereign grace, he keeps holding on, this Message being his whole life. In February, 1998, he was called to serve the Lord in this work of distribution of the End-Time Message in Kinshasa.


  • Serge Mali Kumu Alunga - Office Manager
  • André Banga Eyumi - Assistant
  • Jean Bosco Muzung'hu Mbetolo - Assistant
  • Mbaka Mibeko - Guardian
  • Jean Baptiste Lunkuiya Mvul Tawan - Guardian
  • Daddy Luntadila Kazadi - Secretary/Usher
Office History

The work of Voice Of God started in Kinshasa in 1986, when Brother Joseph Branham came with a few brothers for the first time to DRC. It was such a great event for the churches of the Message, and many people were present very early for the service of Sunday, where the brothers spoke to the people of God. The meeting was held in a modest hotel of the city, the Diplomate Hotel, with the brothers from Jeffersonville and the ministers of the country. The decision was made there to open an office.

In 1994, the office moved from Avenue Bongolo to Quartier Kwenge II in Matete, and God helps them to this day, giving them their own building for the distribution of the Message to His people. VGR first started with about 10 distribution centers established throughout the country, with about 10,000 believers. Now, VGR has about 65 distribution centers and serves also three countries adjoining DRC (Rwanda, Burundi, and Congo Brazzaville.) The present number of believers is estimated to about 750,000 in the whole country. There are churches with more than 10,000 believers. The Message has been able to reach the jungles of the equatorial forest, and we even have Pygmy preachers preaching this precious Message to the Pygmies.