Stephen Nderitu

DIRECTOR CHURCH EMPOWERMENT

pststephennmwathi@gmail.com

I'm Rev. Stephen Mwathi, married to Hannah and a father of three children. 

I pastor GGFAN Captain Church and I'm the Overseer of Ol'Kalou Region. 

Holds Diploma in Christian ministries from Divine Province Training Centre (DPTC), Certificate from BTCP, a Diploma from African Leadership and Certificates from Global Outreach Mission 

I'm the GGFAN Director of the Church Empowerment department and I'm involved in church administration, overseeing the existing churches and planning of planting new churches. I'm also in charge of organising GGFAN annual National Conferences, various meetings and church growth seminars.

My values 

  1. Word of God
  2. I believe that the written Word of God is to remain preeminent in all aspects of life and ministry. It is the standard and conviction maker, atmosphere setter, and the core of what church and ministry is built upon.
  3. Prayer
  4. Matthew 21:13 “My house shall be called a house of prayer”. A healthy church must teach, preach, equip for, and practice fervent prayer. I seek to teach, inspire, motivate, challenge, and encourage each member of the body of Christ to pray and grow in their relationship with God daily.
  5. Integrity. I believe in exhibiting honesty and transparency in all we do. 
  6. Leadership- I seek to equip the congregation to take leadership, ownership and have involvement within their Church and their community. The stronger the leadership the stronger their Churches will be. 
  7. Worship
  8. I believe that worship is vital to our experience with God, just as is prayer and the Word. Our worship is not performance based. I teach that we should worship in spirit and truth as a whole hearted response to God’s presence in the midst of His people.  My desire is to build and worshiping Church addicted to the life changing presence of God.
  9. Stewardship -Stewardship is taking responsibility for those resources that God has so graciously provided for us. I believe that God has established the tithe as a way of giving and supporting the Church and its various ministries. I believe that offerings are above and beyond the tithe and should be a regular experience for every Christian. I believe wholeheartedly that God desires that his people prosper, that his church prospers and that sowing and reaping are biblical principles.
  10. Discipleship - Discipleship is at the heart of the great commission found in Matt.28:19-20. "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world". As Christ followers we are commissioned to the work of making disciples who will in turn make disciples. 

CALLING 

My calling goes back to 1993, when I was serving with the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya. I was very active in those Churches and I was given the privilege of organising and conducting large revival meetings and preaching in open airs and big crusades. I traveled to various towns preaching the gospel. Many people came to Christ, many were also healed and delivered. We had much continued prayers and fasting in those days, it's by then when God started revealing His purposes in my life, and through His many servants, in different places. One of them was Pastor Janice I Swindle who preached in a Church Ablaze convention in 1995, she preached about "knowing God's purpose for your life". It came so clear to me from that convention that I have the call of serving God. 

MOTIVATION 

My motivation is the unceasing love for serving God and making Him known, through preaching ,the gospel to the lost, little reached and unreached. I have the same same zeal and passion to fulfill the great commission. 

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