The Apostles of Jesus’ presence in the United States of America began when, the then newly elected Superior General Rev. Fr. Silvester A. Rwomukubwe, A.J, called a meeting of the 5 Apostles of Jesus priests studying in USA; the meeting took place in June 21st, 1996, at MaryKnoll Fathers and Brothers center in Ossining, New York, a date which marked the official establishment of the Apostles of Jesus Zone in USA.
The USA zone became a Region in 2004. The official news of its elevation was made public by the Superior General, Very Re. Augustine R. Njuu, AJ during the 9th annual zone meeting in July (28th – 31st) 2004. At the time of becoming a region there were 41 members ministering in 16 dioceses.
The region was further sub divided into 5 zones, during the 10th annual meeting held at Mary Immaculate Center, Northampton, PA in July (27th – 29th) 2005.