About the Founder

Our Founder and President, Pr. Mezgebu Tsemru, was born and lives in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. He is an ordained pastor and one of the founders of Addis Ababa Emmanuel United Church. He is married and has three beautiful children.

Pr. Mezgebu came to Christ 25 years ago while he was active member and minister in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. As he and his friends began to grow in their new-found faith, the Orthodox Church persecuted and expelled him and his friends from the church.

In time, Pastor Mezgebu and His friends founded the Addis Emanuel United Church where he pastored for 22 years. He also served in his denomination (Ethiopia Emmanuel United Church) Four Years as a Board Member and another fourYears as board Secretary. Pastor Mezgebu also traveled extensively to different parts of the country to serve and support the planting of similar reformation movements and to help other evangelical churches.

In obedience to God’s calling on his life, Pastor Mezgebu started his engagement in missions to unreached people groups in 2009. Today, CMGM serves in different parts of Ethiopia. He also partners with global ministries to fulfill the Great Commission in reaching the unreached, making disciples through Church planting, Disciple Making Movement, Leadership development and serving persecuted believers.

Pastor Mezgebu Ministry Experience:

1994 – 2000 – One of the founders, evangelists, teachers and elders of the Addis Ababa Emmanuel United Church movement

1997 – 1998 – Volunteer worker (teacher) for orphans and street children at Hope Enterprise

2001 – 2015 – Pastor of Addis Ababa Emmanuel United Church

2003 – 2005 – Assistant to the main office of Evangelical Theological College

2006 – 2009  – Helped to develop the Mercy Department of the Church to help orphans.

2006 – 2015 – History Makers coordinator for Ethiopia

2009 – 2016 – Ethiopian Emmanuel United Church Board secretary and Board Member

2009 – Present – Ethiopian and North African Director for the Church Multiplication Coalition International

2010 – 2011 – Operation Christmas Child Ethiopian Church mobilization national team Leader

2010 – 2011 – International Leadership Institute East Africa History Maker coordinator

2010 – Present – Lifeway Mission International country leader

2015 – Present – International Leadership Institute Ethiopia Director

2013 – Present – Hintset Christian Association General Assembly Chairman

2015 – Present – South Omo for Christ ministry board member

2015 – Present – Consultant and Adviser for Hope in View, Inc. (USA)

2016 – Present – Ethiopia Emmanuel Bible College Board member

Education Background:

1995– 1997 – Diploma of Biblical Studies from the Ethiopian Evangelical New Covenant Baptist Church Bible School

1998 – 2001 – Diploma of Arts in Bible and Christian Ministry from Meserete Kristos College

2003 – 2005 – Degree of Bachelor of Theology from Evangelical Theological Collage

2004 – 2007 – Diploma of Professional Management from Addis Ababa University College of Commerce

2008 – 2010 – Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from International Leadership Institute

2013 – 2015 – Masters in Transformational Leadership and Change from University of Greenwich, UK.


Founder's Accolade

Church Multiplication Gospel Mission Ministry(ቸርች መልቲፕሊኬሽን ጎስፕል ሚሽንis a result of a spiritual journey since 2009 After being imparted Vision Sharing of Church Multiplication Collision (CMC) international president Pastor Jonathan Morris. Church Multiplication Gospel Mission Ministry (CMGM) is the extension of CMC International in Ethiopia


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan has been traveling to various nations for the past few years, training leaders and leading evangelism and church planting teams. He’s seen more than 100,000 come to faith in Christ, and thousands of new churches and Christian groups started. Currently, his short-term campaigns are focused in the Philippines, Latin America, South Asia, Russia and East Africa.

Jonathan is passionate about bringing people to Christ and making disciples in many regions of the world. Through his work in SPAN, he wants to see ‘people’ movements to Christ and ‘church planting’ movements so that Christ can be worshipped “in every village.”

Since 1970, he has pastored churches in the United States. He currently pastors a church in Malibu, California, USA.

Jonathan lives with his wife, Cathy, in Santa Rosa, California. His five grown children live in various locales around the United States. Currently there are twelve grandchildren.

Jonathan Morris is a President of CMC International. 


CMC International

Our vision is simple: A church in every village or neighborhood.


To see an indigenous discipled churches in every unreached villages of Ethiopia.


Church Multiplication Gospel Mission Ministry

Mekanisa area in front of Taxi Station MYPPIC Building 

Office Number 307 

P.O.Box: 40243, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contact Info

Mobile: +251 91 162 1558

Phone: +251 11 844 3860

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