Nyangombe Bible Training Centre was set up by Barry and Rachel Haigh and Les and Jean White to serve the needs of the many Christian fellowships in north west Zambia. Now it has developed other roles, including a carpentry training school and health centre. Gordon and Sybil McKillop served for many years in Congo and joined the Haighs and Whites at Nyangombe in 1999. Nyangombe Christian Training Centre in the Mwinilunga District of Zambia is the only Bible Teaching and Christian Youth Training Institute in over 100,000 square kilometres. NCTC’s vision is to present Christ to the Lunda people of this area so that they can come to an understanding of the abundant, fear-free life made available in Christ Jesus and live as strong Christians within their own culture.
Over the years various ministries have developed through which an effective proclamation of the Gospel has been made. Children’s Camps, Youth Camps, Bible Schools for Pastors and leaders, Skills Training in Carpentry, Building, Dressmaking and Design, Agriculture, Computer IT, Medical Work, Nutrition Programs, HIV/AIDs Training and a host of other arms of ministry to the Lunda people extend outwards from Nyangombe. All ministries have a clear Christian focus with the aim to allow young men and women to learn skills for life so that they can use their acquired skill to feed their families. Annually over 3,000 people pass through Nyangombe and many are built up in their faith through the varied programs run.
The ministries emanating out from Nyangombe influence many thousands of Christians and Churches in North West Zambia, South West DRC, and Southern Angola. Witchcraft is a prevalent issue in this area, yet the power of the Holy Spirit is overpowering the influence it has in people's lives.
The Bible School has links with, and influence over, many hundreds of churches in Zambia, DRC and Angola, and has teaching and leadership training input over a vast geographical area. Evangelists and Church Planters go out into the remotest parts of rural Africa where churches are pioneered, established and built up. The challenges amongst the Lunda people are ongoing as, together with gifted local men and women, NCTC tackle head on the spiritual strongholds of witchcraft and evil practices entrenched within a culture for hundreds of years.