PCEA IMANI Church Invite you to a Licensing Service for Ev. John Kimani Nyagah Sunday Nov. 13, 2016 @3PM
PCEA Imani Church
Licensing Service for Eva. John Kimani Nyagah
The Church Board, the Organizing Committee
The Rev. Dr. Joseph Kimatu
invite you to a LICENSING SERVICE for one of our own,
Eva, John Kimani Nyagah
on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at 3 pm.
The service will take place at PCEA Imani Church, 117 Perry St, Lowell, MA.
Please pray and grace the occasion with your presence.
Matthew 9:37: “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few, Ask the Lord of harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his field.”
(Photos… Rev. Dr. Joseph Kimatu (Presiding). Rev. Geoffrey K. Wanyoike (Assisting), Peter Gaitho (Chairman, PCEA Imani) and Eva. John Nyagah).
NB. Include the Bio below
Short Bio: John Kimani Nyagah
I was born in Central Province in Kenya, Nyandarua District, Oljoro Orok Division, Nyairoko scheme in a village called Gichaka. I thank God for being brought up by Christian parents. My Dad was called James Nyagah Gathuku and my mam Julia Wangui Nyaga. My parents lived in Eldoret but relocated to Nyandarua where I was born. I am the 5th born of my sibling two sisters and four brothers; Ruth Wanjiru and Dorcas Mugure, the Rev. Geoffrey Gathuku, Peter Mwangi, Benson and the Rev. Samuel Njenga.
I went to Uhuru primary school and later joined Town High secondary school in Nakuru town. I also attended Hyrax college for an Accounts course.
I received the Lord as my personal savior in 1985 when I was in High school. The word that touched my heart was from the book of Luke chapter 15 and the Kikuyu hymn, “Jesu Ninjukite Hari We, Riu Ndigite Mehia na Thutha”. The message was about the prodigal son delivered by the Rt. Rev. Dr. George Wanjau during a special evening service at PCEA Dr. Arthur Church in Nakuru where the Moderator and the General Assembly office had visited Nakuru Parish for the inauguration of a new congregation in Nakuru the next day. It was a great day for me, my family and my church. I started participating in our English service. I felt on fire to work for the Lord.
Three years later, I was ordained a church elder and later hired and dedicated as an Evangelist in my parish in 1988. I served in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Nakuru West Parish in the presbytery of Nakuru. I also attended Evangelist courses at the Presbyterian college (Pastoral Institute, Kikuyu).
I married the love of my life, Josphine Wambui, in Nakuru West Church (Suburb), on August, 12, 1995.
As I was serving God as an Evangelist in Nakuru, God helped us to purchase a plot in Nakuru, Barut area, but it was destroyed as we were almost going to put a roof on it. That was during the tribal clashes in the Rift Valley. We lost it, but that did not stop the hand of God from blessing us in other ways. We have seen the power of God in our journey together although we have had our share of difficulties just like everyone else.
By God’s grace, we relocated to the US in 2003. We came to Lowell, MA and we joined a small group of Presbyterians that had just started worshiping at Elliot Church, Lowell. The church is/was called Ushindi Presbyterian Church.
I have an advanced Diploma in Theology from the Presbyterian College in Kenya. I have also achieved a Diploma in Theology from Liberty University and a Master degree in Ministerial Theology from Anderson Seminary in Georgia.
In 2008 we started another church named PCEA Imani church in the same city. We started in a house and then moved to 6 Rock St, Lowell. The group grew in a mighty way and after a few years we purchased our own property and relocated to our new location at 117 Perry St, Lowell, MA. I have served in this church, both as an elder and an evangelist (catechist). I am ready for the Lord to take me when He wills and in him to fulfill His purpose for my being in this time and place right now.
To God be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Pray for me and my wife for God to go with us in the new direction God is leading us.