About KARURA COMMUNITY CHAPEL

With a passion and zeal for the lost and hurting world, our church is looking for ways to build bridges to a cynical and jaded society. We aim to take a different approach in reaching out and helping people along the journey. It’s very important to believe that you’re the one. We aim to take a different approach in reaching out and helping people along the journey. We stress cultural relevancy and utilize all medias and means to communicate the church message. It’s very important to believe that you’re the one.

Our Vision

Becoming Christ-like disciples engaging the world

Our Mission

To be a worshiping community, helping one another to be obedient to God’s Word and to be Ambassadors of Jesus Christ in a needy world

Core Values

  1. Commitment to the Great Command to love God and to love our neighbors (Luke 10:25-37)
  2. Commitment to Biblical transformation (Rom. 12:1,2; Col. 1:28,29)
  3. Commitment to empowering leadership (Ephesians. 4:11,12) (open, unthreatened, team oriented, unity seeking, willing to pass on to others)
  4. Commitment to Contextual Relevance (1 Cor. 9:19 to 23)
  5. Commitment to Church Planting (Matt. 28:19,20)

History

Karura Community Chapel is a non-denominational congregation started in January 1996 as a plant of the Nairobi Chapel. The church was started by a team of six people, who formed the Interim Leadership, and a core group, committed to the plant out of the mother church, of about thirty adults. This team met for about 3 months prior to the plant and worked together in developing a philosophy of ministry, purpose statement, name of the church, ministry plan, and so on prior to the launch of the Church on 7th January, 1996 at the Gigiri Kindergarten, just behind the popular Village Market. The first group of about 30 registered members was received in May 1996.

Statement of Faith

  1. The Bible; The Divine Inspiration, Authority and Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.
  2. The Trinity; The Unity of the Godhead with the distinction of Persons in that Unity, namely the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal, to Whom equal honour is due.
  3. The Depravity of Man; That in consequence of the fall of Adam man became “lost” and created “enmity against God”; that he is also “without strength” to do the will of God:
  4. Concerning Jesus Christ, The Son of God
    1. That the Son of God truly became man being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and His righteousness is imputed to all believers.
    2. That His death was a sacrifice to God, and a propitiation for the remission of the sins of His people.
    3. That He was raised from the dead.
    4. That He ascended to the right hand of God, and is now the all-sufficient High Priest of His people.
    5. That He will come again to receive His people unto Himself and to set up His Kingdom.
  5. Justification; Being made right with God
    1. That the justification of the sinner before God is by faith alone.
    2. That every justified one is also born of God.
    3. That such new birth should result in and be made evident by holiness of life and good works.
  1. Sanctification; The continuing work of being made perfect
    1. The need of the Holy Spirit’s work in regeneration and sanctification.
    2. Sanctification is a state to be deeply desired, but the doctrine of perfection in the flesh is contrary to the teaching of Holy Scripture.
  2. The Resurrection; The Future of Man beyond physical death
    1. That at death the spirit of man does not cease to exist or become unconscious.
    2. That the dead will be raised either to life or to condemnation and that the blessedness of the righteous and the punishment of the unrighteous will be alike eternal.
  3. The Devil, Satan; That Satan is a real personality: he was created perfect by God and given power, but through pride he fell and became the father of sin, the arch-enemy of God and of the souls of men.
  4. The Nature of the Church; The Church owns no denominational bonds but regards all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as members of the one Body of Christ in common with themselves and therefore welcome in the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit all believers in Christ irrespective of race provided they are sound in the Faith and seeking to live godly lives in Christ Jesus.
  5. Governance; The oversight of the Church shall be entrusted to the Elders who shall have the qualifications specified in scripture.

Team

PASTORS STAFF CHURCH ELDERS

Ngari Kariithi

Senior Pastor

George Shiramba

Executive Pastor

Patricia Kangethe

Children Ministry

Evans Makatia

Outreach

Henry Macharia

Compassion & Social Justice Ministry

Peter Mureithi

Adults Ministry - Integration and Involvement

Timothy Thairu

Karura Community Chapel - Kabuku Campus

Mulika Mutuku

Karura Community Chapel - Foresight Campus

Arnold Ndoto

Youth Ministry

Martin Mukusa

Worship Services Ministry

Ngari Kariithi

Senior Pastor

Job Oduor-Owino

Chairman

Chahale Epainito

Elder

Dr. Daniel Gakunga

Elder

Stephen Njenga

Elder

Minju Kariuki

Elder

Spencer Ochieng

Elder

Rosemary Wacu Muhoro

Church Secretary

Anthony Icharia

Church Treasurer

Patricia Michubu

Women Representative

Nancy Mwakale

Women Representative

Compassion & Social Justice Ministry

Henry Macharia

HOD, Compassion & Social Justice Ministry

Samuel Gatoho

Community Worker

Karura Community Center

Margaret Mumbua

Ministry Assistant, Karura Community Center

Queenveil Mabonga

Ministry Coordinator, Tumaini Ministry

Missions & Evangelism

Evans Makatia

HOD, Outreach

Amos Mbugua

Ass. Director, Outreach Prisons Ministry

Meshack Gatu

Missions & Evangelism Coordinator

Leonard Wambugu (Dago)

Ministry Assistant, Outreach Ministry

Children Ministry

Patricia Kangethe

HOD, Children Ministry

James Mariga

Director, Children Ministry

Youth Ministry

Arnold Ndoto

HOD, Youth Ministry

Rebecca Njihia

Ministry Coordinator

Adults Ministry

Peter Mureithi

HOD, Adults Ministry

Joshua Mburu

Ass. Director, Adults Ministry - Affinity Groups Minitries

Eddah Mwangi

Ministry Coordinator

Worship & Services Ministry

Martin Mukusa

HOD

Peter Githinji (Pitson)

Music Director

Elizabeth Chege

Ministry Assistant, Services

Training & Leadership Development Ministry

Mulika Mutuku

HOD

Angela Rono

Ass. Director, Internship and Training Department

Administration

Pauline Kamau

Finance Manager

Bimla Maina

Executive Assistant

Audrey Rutto

Ass. Administrator

Wanja Njenga

Assistant Communication Officer

Rose Wanjiru Ndegwa

Accounts Assistant

Gideon Gitonga

Assistant Accountant

Anne Pala

Front Office Assistant

Church Plants

Timothy Thairu

Campus Pastor, Kabuku

Kenneth Mwaura

Campus Pastor, Thika East Community Chapel

Mulika Mutuku

Campus Pastor, Foresight

Interns & Church Plant Trainees

Faith Wanjiru

Njoki Munyi

Njeri Wainaina

Kelvin Kiiru

Carol Kaaria

Amos Otieno

Ednah Kimani

Patrick Mumenya

Jefferson Maingi (JT)