Beginning in 2000 God stirred the hearts of a small group of people with a vision and desire to start a school for the children of Tanzanian pastors and church workers.  Slowly the vision simmered and, in the summer of 2001, a school was started in a borrowed classroom, a part-time teacher, and 12 students.

In a miracle which overwhelmed everyone involved (except, of course, God!) the vision caught fire, expanded and grew.  From those humble and inauspicious beginnings The Lion of Judah Academy has become one of the outstanding schools, public or private, in the national of Tanzania.  But far more important, it has become a beacon of God’s light and truth…and a training ground for men and women who will lead their country into the future.

The school motto is:

“Training Leaders in Knowledge, Wisdom and Godly Character” 

That is the goal of The Lion of Judah Academy day in and day out.

There are nearly 850 students in 14 grade levels (Awali – like kindergarten – to Advanced Level High School).   The school has received countless awards and recognitions for the level of education offered…national exam scores are consistently the highest in the region…the ratio of students attending and completing university studies has attracted attention from all corners of the nation.  But always, greatest satisfaction is taken in the Godly character and leadership abilities of our students.  If we were to fail in that, we would fail in the most important of all the missions God has given us.

And, just as it was when the school existed only in a borrowed classroom with a part-time teacher, the key focus remains to provide the highest quality education possible to the children of Tanzanian pastors, church workers, and other disadvantaged children.

The First Lion of Judah Academy Class
    The First Class – 2001

The Lion of Judah Academy is owned and operated by The Registered Trustees of The Lion of Judah Academy, a non-governmental organization (NGO) registered with The Tanzanian government.   It is operated as a not for profit organization and complies with all laws of the United Republic of Tanzania.  The majority of board members are Tanzanian nationals.  The school is not affiliated with any denominational group or organization.  It accepts students from all backgrounds ethnic, tribal and religious backgrounds.  It is a Christian organization and follows Biblical principles in all aspects of the school’s life and administration.

The Lion of Judah Ministries is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization in the United States.  The mission of The Lion of Judah Ministries is to support the work of The Lion of Judah Academy.


We’re currently building this new website for the school and will be adding far more information to this “about us” section.

In the meantime the ‘legacy website’ is still active…it has lots more information about the vision and values, the history and development, of The Lion of Judah Academy.  Here’s a link:   Old Lion of Judah Academy Website

You may also want to visit to visit the school blog and Facebook page:

Lion of Judah Academy Blog

Lion of Judah Academy Facebook

You can email us at:      LOJ@thelionofjudah.info