Spread The Word


Equipping African Leaders to Build Thriving Communities

Shortly after Nashville businessman John Murphy came to know the Lord, he heard a speaker at a missions conference say that pastors in Africa share their Bibles. They rip them into sections, tape them up and circulate them with their friends. As a new believer, he couldn’t fathom a pastor leading a church without the full Bible. To him, it was like only knowing part of Jesus, not the whole.          

So, he took action and Spread The Word was born. Spread The Word makes sure that every leader in African Leadership’s theological education program has a Study Bible and the necessary course curriculum for their training.

Over the past six years, through the annual Golf Tournament and Bible Banquet, more than $300,000 has been raised and almost 17,000 Bibles have been distributed throughout five countries in Africa including Malawi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Congo.


Upcoming Event

2019 Spread The Word Golf Tournament

September 17, 2019

Join us at Vanderbilt Legends Club on Tuesday, September 17 for our 7th annual Spread the Word Golf Tournament benefitting Nashville-based African Leadership. This program provides local-language Bibles to rural African pastors. Since 2013, Spread The Word has distributed more than 17,000 Bibles across Africa!!


Upcoming Event

2019 Spread The Word Dinner at the Grove

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Join us to hear how God is using the Spread The Word program to empower men and women to spark tangible change in their communities where everyone has the chance to experience the love of the Gospel.