Hand of Hope

Baptist and International Ministries at American University (BIMAU)


Vision:   Equipping disciples for Christ and empowering them to be Christs witnesses to all nations.

Mission:   To provide spiritual, moral, and social assistance to students, staff and friends of the American University to promote Christ’s kingdom of love, peace, and life here in America as well as in different parts of our global village.

Core Values:  Loving God, loving fellow human beings, and caring about God’s creation.

American University


Rev. Dr. Adrien N. Ngudiankama:    Dr. Ngudiankama, affectionately called Dr. A or Rev. A, was ordained by the London Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London in 1994. He has a Philosophia Masters in Systematic Theology from King’s College and a PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion from the Institute of Education, London University. He did his Post-doctoral research in anthropology and sociology of health at the University of Kansas and Princeton University. His interests are in global mission, pastoral counseling, conflict resolution, health promotion, migration, development, and conflict resolution as related to Sub-Saharan Africa and the African migrant contexts. He taught sociology and anthropology at Bowie States University, Georges Washington University and the University of Kansas. He is also the founder of Salem Gospel Ministries, a church based in Baltimore and Silver Silver Spring. He speaks English, French, Lingala and Kikongo.

Rev. Judith Kemi:  Rev. Kemi is an ordained minister by the MEVIPAC (Mission Evangelique Vie et Paix du Cameroun) in Yaounde in 2012. Her interests are in evangelism, women’s leadership and entrepreneurship. She has had training and worked in the area of finances and marketing. She is the Assistant Baptist Chaplain at American University and also in charge of the Global Prayer Women ministry, which is dedicated to pray for the wellbeing of children and women in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is fluent in French, Spanish, English and Bamileke.

Jonathan Etheridge

Elie Calice Tchoubfong


Wednesday Prayer & Mediation

Wednesday Prayer Meeting


The Missional Interdisciplinary Leadership Development School (MILDS) is a branch of the AUBIM.

MILDS proclaims the Kingdom of Christ by training individuals, engaging multiple disciplines, and partnering with local cultures. Our interest is in equipping individuals so we endeavor to keep the program costs to a minimum.  Click here for more info...


Contact Us

Rev. Adrien Ngudiankama, MPhil., PhD
Baptist Chaplain at American University
Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8010

Tel:  202-885-3320
Cell:  240 595 2127
Fax:  202-885-3317

Email:  adrienn@theaubim.com

Rev. Judith Kemi
Assistant Baptist Chaplain at American University

Email: judithkemi@theaubim.com

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AUBIM Projects

  • Mbunga Project – DR

    Located in the Lower-Congo province of the D R. Congo, the village Mbunga is an agglomeration of three villages. The village has no running water and no clinic.

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  • Sewing Learning Center Dr. Mulo – DRC

    With the help of friends, mainly students from American University, George Washington University and Salem Gospel Ministries, African Educare Mission Group and AUBIM have created a Single Mothers Professional Sewing School known in French as Le centre de formation coupe-couture Dr Mulo.

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  • School Complex Rev. Dr. Adrien Ngudiankama – Mbunga, DRC

    Dr. Adrien Ngudiankama with the support of AUBIM and other friends has started a school in Mbunga which currently has 3 rooms and about 53 children.

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  • Containers of Compassion

    Containers of Compassion is an activity of the AUBIM, which is a Ministry or Chaplaincy with American University students, attached to District of Columbia Baptist Convention.

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Containers of Compassion