A Note from KCFA President – The Growth of KCFA
Shortly after his resurrection from the dead, the Lord Jesus Christ commissioned his disciples to go into the whole world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19–20). This mandate represents the core of God’s vision for the world and the heart of KCFA’s mission.
Since its inception in 1991, KCFA has remained committed to this vision. Through the visionary leadership of Dr. Joe Karogi, KCFA has grown from one single microcosm in Alabama to a national multi-chaptered organization. From the beginning, KCFA has been led by seven different presidents: Dr. Joe Karogi, Dr. S. Githumbi, Patrick Muindi, Dr. Joseph Njoroge, Lucas Kimani, Dr. Duncan Kihoro, and Dr. Joseph Okello.
Dr. Joe Karogi was instrumental in birthing the idea of KCFA and bringing it into existence as an entity. After Dr. Karogi’s leadership, Dr. Githumbi took over and God used him to hold KCFA together during times of great internal upheaval. Patrick Muindi followed Dr. Githumbi as president, and Mr. Muindi left a mark in ensuring KCFA had a constitution that would govern its operations.
After Patrick Muindi, a period of great expansion and growth followed the leadership of Dr. Joseph Njoroge, including, among other things, the creation of many different chapters, and KCFA’s registration as a 501(c) 3 organization in the state of Tennessee. Lucas Kimani took over from Dr. Joe Njoroge and Mr. Kimani’s leadership oversaw the addition of many more chapters, and the establishment of partnerships with the Kenyan Embassy in the United States and Kenya’s UN mission in New York. Dr. Duncan Kihoro took over from Lucas Kimani, and spearheaded the writing of KCFA’s policy manual to help articulate further the different responsibilities of KCFA’s leadership and its operations.
The growth of KCFA continues. An exciting opportunity is now presenting itself to KCFA. Through the help of our very own chapters, KCFA raised enough funds to purchase a 74 acre piece of property in North Carolina, located in a small city toward the Virginia boarder called Norlina. Our vision as KCFA is to build a retreat center on this location that will also function as the headquarters of KCFA.
Whereas this vision seems clear, the task of building a facility will not be easy. For this reason, we invite everyone willing to help KCFA in raising funds to join us in this worthy cause. You can make your contribution directly and securely through this website.
Meanwhile, we will, once again, be appealing to all chapters to help in raising funds to put structures on this piece of property. Already, various teams are in place to help with the planning and brain storming process. The vision these teams are putting together is exciting. We are hoping, by faith, KCFA will have the construction of important facilities necessary for meeting our needs within this coming decade.
I encourage you to take a tour of this website and familiarize yourself with what God is doing in KCFA and how he is using ordinary people such as you and me to make a difference in the lives of people around the world. I believe KCFA’s best days are yet to come, long after my term comes to an end in a few years’ time. Do stand with KCFA in its goal and intentions of fulfilling the mission God has placed in the hearts of its members.
Dr. Joseph B. Onyango Okello, President
Kenya Christian Fellowship in America