Pastor Geoffrey Ongondo

Pastor Geoffrey Ongondo

Pastor Geoffrey Ongondo

I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior on 18th December 1994 during a youth convention organized by a local Pentecostal church in my village in Homa Bay County. Before then, I had served earlier as an altar boy and then as a youth leader at the local Catholic Church.

On that particular Sunday, I did not attend the Catholic Church mass, and as the Lord would have it, the preaching during this service was focused only on my sins – so I felt, and I surrendered my life to Jesus in much tears at the foot of the preacher.

The Lord called me to ministry at the age of 22, giving me clear directions and the burden to walk with and help believers grow in their faith and move on to adulthood, thereby engaging themselves in making more disciples of Christ. In His divine providence, the Lord led me to the National Youth Service (N.Y.S.) where I got opportunities to grow in my leadership experience as I lead the Christian Union at the training college in Gilgil and at the Engineering Institute in Nairobi from 1995 to 2001. Upon completion of my Telecommunication Engineering training, the Lord led me to seek further theological training at Pan Africa Christian University – PACU, where I graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Bible and Theology.

I met Pastor Jane Wanjiru at PEFA Dandora where she was serving the Lord as a key minster, towards the end of 2001 upon my discharge form N.Y.S. We got married in 2004 and the Lord has blessed us with two children, Dennis Grant and Dora Tabitha.

Serving as the Christian Union Chairman at N.Y.S. for the many years sharpened my pastoral and teaching skills, and when the Lord opened the door for us to serve as pastors at Nairobi Miracle Land Church (NMLWC) from 2004, we got into doing what he had been preparing us to do. We witnessed the church grow in numbers, faith and quality of believers. We left nine years later with a great sense of having fulfilled the Lord’s purpose.

Meanwhile, I had joined Africa International University – AIU (formerly NEGST) in 2008 for further ministerial sharpening and graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree in Theological Studies and later began my PhD studies in Systematic Theology with a focused research on the contemporary understanding of the Holy Spirit. This has also given me the opportunity to mentor pastors and church leaders as I lecture from time to time at both AIU and PACU.

I joined Christ is The Answer Ministries (CITAM), as a pastor in January 2013 and began to serve at CITAM Buruburu as the pastor in charge of Visitation and Missions ministries. Currently I serve as the pastor in charge of Care and Fellowship.

I am energized daily in God’s service with the assurance this is God’s purpose. I believe that we all have an opportunity to live at a particular time in this life as God has ordained, with a particular purpose to fulfill. Therefore, let’s live it and fulfill it. “For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation he fell asleep”. Acts 13:36a.

Therefore, my philosophy in God’s service is, “Ministry for Transformation” – seeing lives changed.

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