Michael Cassidy, the founder of African Enterprise, has been involved in evangelism, teaching and leadership ministries since 1962, the year he launched AE with a mission to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Since then, he has led numerous missions to cities throughout Africa, as well as in other parts of the world, including Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, Israel, Nicaragua, and Panama. To further the accomplishment of AE’s mission – evangelizing the cities of Africa through word and deed in partnership with the church – he has established evangelistic teams in Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe and support offices in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Michael was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Maseru, Basutoland (now Lesotho). He was educated in South Africa at Parktown School and Michael house. In 2009, he received a Peacemaker Award from Christians For Peace in Africa. He and his wife, Carol, live in Hilton, near Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. They have two daughters, a son, and eight grandchildren.