Citam Brief History.
Citam Kisumu town church contacts, directions and location when around kisumu
Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) history dates back to 1952 when John McBride a PAOC missionary arrived in Nairobi with the vision of establishing a church.
The first church services held in Rahimtulla Hall near Jevanjee Street. In September 1960, the Church moved to 28 Valley Road where the present NPC Valley Road is located. The first sanctuary built by Rev. Richard Bombay was dedicated to God in October 1960. At that time the church was known as Pentecostal Evangelistic Center (PEC).
The church was a small assembly of 20-30 members who were mainly white expatriates. And It was during the pastorate of Rev. Mervyn Thomas in 1970’s that the name of the church changed from Nairobi Evangelistic Center to Nairobi Pentecostal Church.
There was tremendous growth in 1980s during the pastorate of Rev. Roy Upton and Rev. Dennis White, who handed over the leadership of the church to Bishop Bonifes Adoyo, the first African leader. Bishop Adoyo led the church until 2010 as a result he retired and handed over leadership of the church to the current Presiding Bishop, Dr. David Oginde.
The church has experienced continuous growth from one congregation to the current 25 assemblies in Kenya and 4 outside Kenya, with a weekly attendance of about 48,000 people.
CITAM is a national church that attracts citizens that cuts across socio-economic and political strata. As a church, CITAM is committed to a wholistic Gospel that impacts society in every sphere of life. Accordingly, apart from spiritual ministry to our congregations, the Church provides quality education through the CITAM Schools and PAC University.
We also run the CITAM Children’s Center for the rehabilitation of street children, which has seen many disadvantaged children get quality life and education through to university.
Therefore it involves a special community development programs among the poor communities, mostly in Northern Kenya. CITAM also provides value-based media services through Hope FM and Hope TV.
Currently CITAM Church has 29 assemblies/ or branches worldwide which include:
1. CITAM Valley Road which is the mother church
2. CITAM Woodley- established in 1994
3. CITAM Karen in 1997
4. CITAM Parklands in 1998
5. CITAM Kisumu in 1999
6. CITAM Ngong in 2003
7. CITAM Buru Buru in 2005
8. CITAM Thika Road in 2009
9. CITAM Nakuru in 2011
10.CITAM Eldoret in 2013
11. CITAM Athi River in 2014
12. CITAM USA
13. CITAM Romania
14. CITAM East Timor
15. CITAM Namibia
16. CITAM Clay City
17. CITAM Thika Town
18. CITAM Nyeri
19. CITAM Kapsabet
20. CITAM Embakasi
21. CITAM Kisii
22. CITAM Naivasha
23. CITAM Kikuyu
24. CITAM Kangundo Road
25. CITAM Kitengela
26. CITAM Mombasa
27. CITAM Meru
28. CITAM Rongai
29. CITAM Kiambu Road
To Know God and To Make Him Known, through evangelism and discipleship.
Directions: Aga Khan Road, Kisumu, 40100
Contact: +254713 348463
About: Citam Kisumu Church. Home of encountering God through the word, prayer, inspired worship and transformation to the community. We are an evangelical church that believe in One Eternal God and Trinity, the Holy Bible and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Religious Organization · Church
Founded in 1959
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