"The Need to Know God's Love." Cyprian Guchiendo speaks at the Dallas II conference about the historic roots of the church in Kenya. "This is what the church needs to focus on: Sharing the love of God."
In 1991 the Presbyterian Church in East Africa (PCEA) celebrated its 100th anniversary. Since the Church’s founding by a group of young Scottish Presbyterians in Kibwezi, the gospel has taken hold among the industrious Kikuyu people, and the church has seen phenomenal growth. PC(USA) work dates back 65 years and was a centerpiece of mission work by the united Presbyterian Church of North America (UPNA). The PC(USA) works through mission personnel, Young Adult Volunteers and partner churches in educational ministries; through primary schools, secondary schools, a major institution, Presbyterian College, which includes a pastoral training institute, and St. Paul’s Theological College and also works in health ministries (four hospitals and 25 related clinics). Mission networks and congregational and presbytery relationships are an important mission focus. There are presbytery partnerships with 10 of the 37 presbyteries in Kenya.
The church has had a significant role in the country, with many persons in government and prominent positions having attended Presbyterian schools. HIV/AIDS has hit the professions hard, and the country has suffered from drought and floods. The PC(USA) has assisted with disaster assistance, the building of new church facilities and leadership development scholarships. With 500 clergy for 4 million church members, the development of a strong laity has been essential.
Kenya Partner Churches
All Africa Conference of Churches
National Council of Churches of Kenya
Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA)
Kenya Partner Organizations
CORAT (Christian Organizations Research Advisory Trust)
PROCMURA (Project for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa)
John Knox Presbytery
Los Ranchos Presbytery
National Capital Presbytery
Northern Plains Presbytery
West Virginia Presbytery
Kenya Mission Network
The Kenya Mission Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.
Learn more about Kenya
See the 2013 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 109
The amazing Grace of The Lord and Father enables mankind to live on and amid ever increasing challenges. Praise be to him. Let all of us appreciate and reciprocate God's love. When we appreciate and return God's love, it is very easy to say; here I am send me...
I was born and raised in Kenya. Now am in the USA and working with presbyterian churches in Oklahoma to spread the gospel through serving children and families in Kenya. I am the director of Upendo Kids International for Kenya and love being a wife, a mother, working full time for Department of Human Services , attending school, and serving God in many other capacities. Send me send me..here I am send me. It is always hard to say these words to God. why?