The former Outreach Director of Kelly Kosky's "Mission" blows the whistle: Kelly Kosky is a fraud. African Christian Ministries (known as Kelly Kosky Ministries in America) and their "Mission" in Willowvale, Transkei, South Africa, is a front that defrauds Americans and American churches of money meant to reach the lost for Jesus.


If I were hearing that Kelly Kosky is a fraud for the first time, I would wonder about the page on his site that claims extensive accountability. But they are just that, only claims. The names of the board members are not listed, nor is any contact information. Kelly owns it all and has absolute and sole access to all donations.

His website states concerning "accountability":

"WOM continually reviews the appropriations of funds to insure that the funds are disbursed appropriately within the structure of the ministry. If for any reason Kelly Kosky or the ministries fails to comply with the financial accountably of WOM, they will directly address any financial problems."

That appears to be rock-solid accountability. But it only appears to be. From World Outreach Ministries' own website they state the kind of specific financial accountability they provide:

"Our organization also provides two-way financial accountability. We maintain accurate records for the missionary and provide the Form 1099 for tax purposes."

WOM provides financial accountability by

1. Maintaining accurate records of donations that come in and sending receipts out

2. Provide the Form 1099 for tax purposes

What is missing from that list? "WOM continually reviews the appropriations of funds to insure that the funds are disbursed appropriately within the structure of the ministry."

That is not a primary or ancillary service that WOM offers or provides, yet that is the best security that Kelly Kosky can provide you that your donations are being used appropriately.

World Outreach Ministries President, Jason Peebles, emailed us when we inquired of their services, "As a SERVICE AGENCY we do not attempt to exercise control over you. We think the best form of accountability is with the other associates, workers, churches, and leaders that you already know.", and again, "We feel that ministry decisions are best left in the hands of the missionary and the other workers they are already in relationship with. Your church and / or mission team should be your place of accountability."

WOM does not in fact hold their missionaries accountable like Kelly claims, but leaves it "in the hands of the missionary and the other workers they are already in relationship with". If a person is dishonest with you about their financial accountability, how honest do you trust he has been with your finances?

His website states:

"Kelly Kosky has voluntarily surrounded himself with men that he remains fully accountable to."

Who are these men? In an email Kelly revealed that one of the members of his "International Board" is Brian Stevens. At Brian Stevens' sentencing hearing for fraud, Kelly defended him saying that Stevens' financial support and hands-on involvement have been vital to the charity's survival.

[Source: Jeff Manning at ]

Brian Stevens plead guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison.

In October of 2017 Kelly stated in an email that Brian Stevens is on his International Board. In March of 2018 Brian Stevens expressed over the phone that he has supported Kelly for over a decade.

People who were placing their trust in Kelly's statement that he "remains fully accountable to" men like Brian have cause for great concern.

Over $40,000 in tithes, $15,000 in special donations for purchasing Bibles and $30,000 in vehicles: this is how much Kelly Kosky has defrauded just one small church in Kalispell, Montana over the last 20 years. Churches which have also found that he has defrauded them are in Saint Louis, Missouri; New York, New York; Cape Town, South Africa; Canada. As we will detail in another post, the very "Mission" itself was obtained through a scam.

Both his former mission supervisor who was also the senior pastor, and his former outreach director of over a decade both testify that he has defrauded at least four missionaries by convincing them to sell their homes, buy vehicles in South Africa and put them in the "Mission's" name (which is in his name), build a home on the "Mission's" property, and then intimidate them so that they flee back to their country, broke and homeless.

When many people hear the reports and read the evidence, they begin to share their own stories of how Kelly is a completely different and ungodly person when he is off stage, but they were hesitant to speak about it because he portrays himself as such a "man of God". Others are so sold on Kelly that they refuse to even look at the evidence. Whatever your choice, we are conscience bound as watchmen who have witnessed coming danger to warn you. Our motive is love for you, Jesus' Body, the Church, and our purpose is to give you the clear facts so that you can make an educated choice. It is known that every month tens of thousands of dollars that were intended to help the poor and further Jesus' Great Commission are actually supporting the lavish lifestyle of a con-artist, one who secretly has at least two houses worth about a million dollars each, one in Denver, Colorado, and one on the oceanfront in Simon's Town, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.


A church in Montana sent us the following email in which we were asked to confirm with Kelly's former Outreach Director if money that they sent to Kelly to purchase Bibles was actually used to purchase Bibles and if the Bibles were distributed:


"We would be interested to know if these Bibles were 1. actually purchased and 2. If they were given to Xhosa people in the Transkei at outreaches.Here you go:

Here is an email where KK stated that the Bibles are $6 ea. That would mean that $5400 would buy 900 Bibles which is 45 cases…a full truckload.


When we inquired of Kelly's former Outreach Director, we learned that no Bibles had been purchased or distributed. The following is the Outreach Director's Affidavit:

[AFFIDAVIT BEGINNING. Date of birth has been redacted for internet privacy. Used with permission.]


The church in Montana had sent a certified letter to Kelly, for which he signed for, asking for proof that he did in fact purchase the Bibles that he had claimed to purchase and distribute. Many months have passed, and Kelly has not been able to produce any proof that he purchased any Bibles. We can speak from experience that Lawrence's house was right next to the entrance to the "Mission", and three truckloads of Bibles could not have been missed by the "Mission's" one and only Outreach Director.

"Ah, but Kelly warned us about you and told us what kind of things you all have done, so you are not a reliable witness!", some may say.

It is true, Kelly has made great attempts to slander us far and wide, especially to his large financial supporters to keep them from looking at the evidence that exposes Kelly's fraud. Not only would Kelly slander to cover up his scam, but he would attempt to bribe an employee to bear false witness about us. The following is another Affidavit from Lawrence. Kelly's actions were enough to cause Lawrence to leave the "Mission", which had been his home for over a decade, and to stand to defend us:

[AFFIDAVIT BEGINNING. Lawrence's date of birth and our name has been redacted for internet privacy. Used with permission.]


In spite of Kelly's aggressive slander, we have been completely vindicated in South Africa and the United States, and now both countries have been made aware of Kelly and his mass fraud. Now you are aware as well. Investigate before you donate, and it is too late.

We will write shortly to show you how the "Mission" and any appearance of ministry is a front, a front which can only cost a mere few hundred dollars a month to run and only fools visiting Americans, but not South Africans. Someone you know may have been to the Willowvale "Mission" with Kelly, but when Americans visit the "Mission" with Kelly, he has quite a show prepared. When Americans visit the "Mission" without Kelly, they find out the truth and immediately stop funding him, time and time again.