This is the empatic call to pastors in Kenya spoken by Senior Pastor at Deliverance Church Langata, Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Njuguna.
Rev Njuguna, who is a 2002 graduate of International Leadership University (then called NIST), is pained by the apparent laxity and unwillingness of the Kenyan church to get involved with national matters, to speak into the contemporary issues and at the same time adhere to God’s revealed word. From his executive office, Rev. Njuguna explains that the church desperately needs to wake up to the crisis our country is in and the debilitating consequences of the political decisions that rule our country. The church, he continues, needs to arise and take her rightful role as the God-given voice against injustice, political domination/oppression and financial depression instigated by self-seeking politicians; pastors need to arise and be social transformers.
Rev. Njuguna, finally, calls the church to align herself to the word of God which has the power to bring change, not only for eternal life but for the present.
Rev. Njuguna attributes his strong convictions about the role of the pastor and the church on society to his training at ILU. His studies at ILU convinced him that as a pastor, he must not only get people to heaven but he must help people learn how to live productively now. Rev. Njuguna, in an efffort to positively impact sociey, contributes regularly to media through writing and television broadcasts. The church he oversees has a tailoring school that provides opportunites for training and enterprenureship to those marginalized in our society. Also, the church, in partnership with other churches, supports Love, INC, which offers transformation opportunites to those in need by providing a network of varied resources.
Rev. Njuguna gave his life to Christ while a student in highschool and after working for the government, resigned to pursue theological education locally and abroad. Deliverance Church Langata was establised in 1993 and will be celebrating her Silver Jubilee in 2018. Rev. Njuguna and his wife, Elizabeth, who is also a graduate of Intenaional Leadership University, have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren.