KAG Unity church is a product of Emmanuel Mission, a mission initiative chaired by Pastor Peter Kiarie. The mission group was formed in 2014 with a goal of winning the lost souls to Christ, through evangelism. The passion to serve God moved Pastor Peter Kiarie to secure a complete public address system; suitable for open air meetings.
A mission steering committee was formed to strategize on how to conduct missions. The first mission was held at Mbogoro in Gatundu south constituency on December 2014, where different churches were brought together for a one week crusade as well as person to person evangelism - during the Christmas week. Hundreds of souls came to Christ through that mission. The choice of the area was strategic; since it is the home area for Pastor Kiarie.
In 2015, two missions were organized. The first one was held at Webuye in Bungoma County, hosted by KAG Webuye town church. After extensive one week crusade combined with door to door evangelism, hundreds of souls came to Christ. KAG Webuye was the sole beneficially of the harvest crusade. The choice of Webuye was also strategic because it is here Pastor Kiarie gave his life to Christ.
The second mission in 2015 was held at Barwesa in a remote part of Baringo County. The mission was hosted by the Full Gospel churches of Kenya. One week crusade combined with person to person evangelism saw hundreds of souls coming to Christ.
In 2016, after doing an assessment to evaluate the performance of the previous missions, the mission committee found that follow-up on the new converts was not effective. A new strategy was put in place to combine evangelism with church planting.
After doing a thorough survey, the mission committee settled for Kadel in Homabay County for the 2016 mission. It was also agreed that mission be done once a year in order to give it the best support. The committee did a budget and managed to raise ksh. 650,000. The amount was used for a one week mission expenses as well as construction of the church sanctuary.
The mission involved church planting as well as holding crusade for a whole week. Thirty seven missioners who travelled from Nairobi, Nanyuki, Baringo and Kisumu participated in this mission. While some did door to door witnessing others did church construction during the day and all participated in the crusade in the evening.
The mission birthed Kadel KAG church with 227 souls coming to Christ. Among those who gave their lives to Christ was a renown criminal in the area. Towards the end of the mission the area Chief came to thank the missioners for organizing such a mission that brought transformation in the area.
The former General Superintendent the late Bishop, Dr. Peter Njiri gave ksh. 200,000 that helped towards securing the plot of the church. Today, KAG Kadel is fully settled in its own premise at Kadel shopping centre.
The burden to serve God continued to burn in the heart of Pastor Peter Kiarie and desired to serve God in a bigger capacity. By this time he was an elder at KAG Immanuel, Matangi church – under Rev. John Maina.
The burden to serve God informed the choice for 2017 mission. The missioners agreed to plant a church in Nairobi. Pastor Kiarie did a survey at Ruiru and located a strategic plot where the church is now. The plot was going for ksh. 8.2 million; a size of 100x100.
Through KAG Sacco, Pastor Kiarie was able to secure a loan to have the plot for church planting. He managed to pay ksh. 5.2 million; remaining with a balance of ksh. 3 million, which was settled towards the end of last year (2018) after conducting a fund drive that raised over ksh. 3 million.
The mission committee conducted a fund drive in November 2017 and managed to raise ksh. 2.7 million, with the General Superintendent Bishop Peter Njiri giving ksh. 100,000. The amount was used for the construction of the church sanctuary, children’s church, toilets and one week mission expenses. At moment over ksh. 10 million has been spend to bring the church where it is.
After extensive one week crusade combined with door to door evangelism, hundreds of souls came to Christ. KAG Unity church commenced the first service on 3rd December 2017 with Ruiru Presbyter Rev. James kirigi gracing the launching of the church.
Since the launching, the church has continued to witness growth both spiritually and numerically by and by.
Already the departments have been put in place with stable leadership. The youth’s attendance is at 60, women at 40, men at 17 and children’s church at 47. Also the church board is in place.
As we celebrate our 3rd month of existence since the launching of the church, the average church attendance stands at 100 and we’re grateful to God
The church was dedicated by the former General Superintendent the late Bishop Dr. Peter Njiri on February 2018.
Pastor Peter Kiarie graduated last year from Pan Africa Christian University; with Diploma in Leadership and management. He looks forward to join KAG East University to pursue BA in Bible and theology.