Malawi Assemblies of God is an indigenous move which started in the early 1940`s by Malawians such as L. Kalambule who got saved and baptized in the Holy Spirit while working in South Africa. Later in the late 40`s American missionaries working in southern Tanzania became part of the movement and together they officially registered the church with the government.
In those formative years the movement had been led by collaborative teams of missionaries and nationals until the first Malawian General Superintendent was elected in 1962. That man was Rev. Gideon Bomba. In 1979 another General Superintendent, Rev. Maxwell Chapola was elected. Ten years later after the demise of Rev. Chapola, Dr Lazarus Chakwera was elected and continued to lead the movement until May 14th, 2013.
The Bible s our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This statement of Fundamental Truths is intended as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e. that we all speak the same thing, 1 Cor. 1:10; Acts 2:42). The phraseology employed in this statement is not inspired or contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a Full Gospel ministry. No claim is made that it contains all Biblical truths, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.
THE BEGINNING OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
On July 4, 1947, a contingent of four Missionary units of Assemblies of God arrived at Chimbewa Village in Ntcheu. They included one team from Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and another one from South Africa. They joined a host Pentecostal group known as the “Full Gospel Church,” led by Laiton Kalambule. The missionaries included Paul Derr, Ragnar Udds, Morris Williams and Magnus Udds from Tanganyika, while Fredrick Burke, Paul Wright, and Moody Wright came from South Africa.