The movement was established in the 1980’s by a Dutch couple Henk and Tiny Veldman, missionaries with Agape Netherlands (the European name of Cru). They started by conducting training and assisting churches in their leadership development and in the area of our DNA, namely WIN-BUILD-SEND.
In 1988, a movement on the Anton de Kom University was launched. In 1990, Armand Morsen, who is now the National director, got involved as a student and joined staff in 1994. Since then, the movement has been growing and has expanding into 6 different ministries. Over the past 30 years more than 1000 students, professionals and other volunteers have been involved in Agapè Leadership Development foundation.