My last visit to Kenya was in 2012 to make final preparations to start the Kenya School of Preaching and it started in October of that year. It has since graduated 33 men and now has a full class of 20 that is nearly halfway through the program. To say that it has been successful would be an understatement!
KSOP is in many ways a second-generation Bear Valley extension, with it's Director and faculty all having attended and graduated from the Andrew Connally School of Preaching in Arusha, Tanzania. I was blessed to have taught all of them between the years of 2004-06.
While there, I taught the students and met daily with Director Charles Ogutu and Academic Dean, Elias Omolo. These men are bright, conscientious and hard-working. We also discussed plans for the future and I can tell you that the future is bright for KSOP!
KSOP is a team effort. A special thanks to the Charlotte Avenue church of Christ in Rock Hill, SC for its sponsorship and continual support, Coordinator Mike Reese, and to Brandon Kerns. Together, great things are happening for the Lord's church in Kenya!