Christ Centered, Cell Based, Transformation

About Us

Christ Centered. Cell Based. Transformation

Christian Life Ministries (CLM) is an English speaking, CELL BASED Church that believes in the Bible and the power to change lives through a living relationship with JESUS CHRIST. We are committed to TRANSFORMATION, to building relationships within our community, to evangelism, to training and empowering believers to reach out to the whole man with the love of CHRIST.

Sunday Services
  • 8:00am - 9:30am

    10:30am - 12:00pm

Bujumbura Cell Groups meet every Wednesday evening @ 6PM
(In various locations across the city)

Sunday Service
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Gitega Cell Groups meet every Thursday evening @ 6PM
(In various locations across Gitega)

Lead Pastors

Founding pastors, Elmer and Sherry Komant, have served as PAOC missionaries on the continent of Africa for 36 years. They are passionate about church planting and empowering a young generation, to rise up and provide godly leadership with integrity. The churches they planted in Zambia, Kenya, and Rwanda have matured and are now taking great strides under the headship of national leaders. After 12 years, following the nationalisation of Christian Life Assambly (CLA) in Rwanda, the Komants, (in partnership with a gifted team of African Missionaries - all sponsored by their home churches), took on the challenge of planting a radical English Speaking church - Christian Life Ministries (CLM) in Bujumbura, Burundi.
The founding team came from Christian Life Assembly (Rwanda), Watoto Church (Uganda), Christ Is The Answer Ministries (Kenya) and Mombasa Pentecostal Church (Kenya). They were soon joined by a “Worship and Creative Arts” Pastor from the U.K. and CLM’s first Burundian Youth Pastor. More recently a Cell Administrator from the U.K. and Burundian Children’s Pastors have been added. This “flavourful” leadership team is comprised of members from 6 different nations. Each missionary member of this team recognises their responsibility to “pass the baton” to capable local staff. We are busy working ourselves out of a job.

Pastoral Team

Olivier and Sharon

Youth and Discipleship Pastors
(CLM Bujumbura)

Oled and Alice

children's pastors
(CLM Bujumbura)

Stewart Lake

Worship and Creative Arts

Rachel Carpenter

Cell Administrator

Geoff Baluku

Campus and Young Adults
(Watoto Uganda)