City of Refuge International

The City of Refuge International (CORI) is comprised of many people working together, reaching out in practical ways to touch the lives of the Congolese people. Springfield Faith Center was instrumental and still major supporters of the self sustaining non profit ministry. Today City of Refuge is involved in many programs in the Congo including child sponsorship, agriculture & livestock development, high school and college scholarships, digging wells, and many more.

Richard Banza Kitumba

Richard was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and moved to North America at the age of 21. He attended the University of Oregon, where he earned a BA in Family and Human Services, a Master’s in Public Administration, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
With a passion to empower the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he founded The City of Refuge International, Inc. in 2007. Since then, the organization has helped thousands of people in the DRC.
Richard has provided motivational speaking and Christian ministry in Europe, Africa, and North America, offering services to schools, businesses, and small groups. He currently lives in Springfield, Oregon with his wife and three children.

Cans & Bottles

Bring your recyclable cans and bottles to Springfield Faith Center the first Sunday of every month. CORI uses this money in the scholarship program. We’ve seen one student graduate with a doctorate in medicine through this program!

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City of Refuge International Website