Bishop Martin Kathurima Muchena
Transition/Death Announcement of Bishop Martin Kathurima Muchena
It is with great sadness we announce the promotion to glory of Bishop Martin Kathurima Muchena of Christ Worship Center International in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Bishop Kathurima went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 8th 2021 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
He was the husband to Pastor Jane Kathurima of Victory Home Health Care in Maryland, father to Brenda Kathurima-Tanoh, Patricia Kathurima and Micah Kathurima. Grandfather to Makena Kathurima-Tanoh and Elijah Kathurima Bloomfield all of Maryland USA.
Bishop Kathurima was the son of Daniel Muchena M’Mwongo and Grace Mwari Muchena and brother to Dorothy Makandi Maingi, Loyford Mwiti Muchena, David Koome Muchena, Caroline Gacheri Muchena, the Late Betty Nkirote Muchena, the Late Irene Mugambi, and the Late Simon Mukaria Muchena.
Funeral and Memorial service will be on January 30th in Maryland.
Prayer meetings are held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays via zoom
from 9pm to 10:30pm EST.
The fundraiser has started.
Kindly send your donations through any of the following options:
1. Cash app:
– Jane Kathurima 3017935281 ($Jankath)
– Anne Keter 3019157275 ($chemu)
Brenda Kathurima 2407436298
3. Mail Check to:
P. O. Box 87705
Montgomery Village MD 20886
4. Bank Account Deposits:
5. Google pay:
– Caroline Muchena +254722784287
– Florence Nkatha +254724074256
Thanks and God bless you abundantly.
1. Evangelist Isaac Kariuki 2404265633
2. Charles Wanjue 7813080558
3. Pastor Geoffrey Gatambia 3018028794
4. Anne Keter 3019157275
5. Pastor Jane Kathurima 3017935281
6. Pastor John Kipeen 4078027813
7-.Noel Moyi 2404210462
8.Brenda Kathurima 2407436298
9. Loyford Mwiti Muchena +254710292902
10. Lucy Mukaria
Bishop Martin Kathurima Muchena was born in Meru District , now Meru County, at Muratha Nkari village on 1.5.1962. He was the son Mr. Daniel Muchena Mwongo & Mrs Grace Mwari Muchena.
Bishop Kathurima was the brother to the late Betty Nkirote, Late Irene Mwendwa Mugambi, Late Simon Mukaria, Dorothy Makandi Maingi, Loyford Mwiti (Equity Bank), David Koome (Coop University) & Caroline Gacheri (Lands Department). He was brother-in-law to Maingi, the Honorable Lucy Mukaria, Catherine Mwiti, Grace Koome, Florence Nkatha Mutuma, and Celina Tei M’miriti.
Marriage, Children, Grandchildren
Bishop Martin Kathurima married to Jane Kanyua Kathurima in 1991 in Nairobi, Kenya. They were blessed with three children, Brenda Kendi Kathurima-Tanoh, Patricia Karimi Kathurima and Micah Kimathi Kathurima and two grandchildren, Makena Ayela Kathurima-Tanoh and Elijah Kathurima Bloomfield.
Bishop Martin Kathurima began his early education at Muratha Nkari Primary School in 1969. He later transferred to Mitoone Primary School in Kirrua when the family migrated to from Muratha Nkari to Kirrua location. He sat his CPE examination in 1977 and passed so well and got admission to Chuka High School (Tharaka Nithi County) but he was not able to attend. As an alternative, he sought vocational training in Nairobi which enabled him to become a commercial driver. He continued to study through correspondence and received his Kenya Secondary Certificate Education credentials. Upon migrating to the United States, he attained a Bachelors of Christian Ministry at the Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary in Eastern Shore, Maryland, United States. Prior to his demise, he was close to completing his Masters in Theological Studies at the Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary. Bishop Martin Kathurima was set to graduate with his Masters in May 2021.
He began his employment career with an auctioneer firm in Nairobi as a court bailiff in 1982. He was very aggressive and worn the heart of his employer who promoted him into a manager. He later left to be a private chauffer for the Managing Director of Tysons Habenga, real estate consultants. In 1994, he left for the industrial area for various factories until he got a job at Kenyatta National Hospital in 1985 as an administrator. He left the hospital for KPCU (the coffee giant) where he worked as a supervisor for coffee grading until 1993. He resigned to work as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia. After his assignment, in 1995, he joined the European Union as an administrative assistant to the Director until 1997. In 1998, he was appointed as an expatriate to Israel. While in Israel, the Lord called him into ministry and left formal employment. He returned back to Kenya to serve under Bishop John Obonyo at the former Church of the Redeemer.
Bishop Martin Kathurima gave his life to the Lord in 1994. He immediately started aggressive evangelism outreach in his local neighborhood and his place of work. In 1998, he went into full-time ministry under Bishop John Obonyo. The call and anointing of God was greatly upon Bishop Martin Kathurima leading him to emigrate to the United States of America to spread the gospel as a missionary in October 2001. He landed in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two daughters, and soon after launched Miracle Worship Center in Kennesaw, GA together with two other pastors. In 2003, the Lord called on him again, to relocated to the Washington, D.C area- the capital of the United States- to continue the work of the ministry. In D.C., he served under Bishop Paul Mulani of Disciples Fellowship International in Gaithersburg, MD until the Lord directed him to launch his own ministry. Bishop Martin Kathurima launched Christ Worship Center International in Washington, D.C. in 2004.
As the leader of Christ Worship Center International, Bishop Martin Kathurima became well-known as a prominent man of faith. He taught the Rehema word of God without compromise or fear. The Lord greatly used Bishop Martin Kathurima to stand in the gap and pray for the healing of various sicknesses and ailments. Notably, Bishop Martin Kathurima’s prayers have healed AIDs, cancer and brought those pronounced dead back to life. He greatly loved and supported his congregation and others in the community without any boundaries and irrespective of race, creed, religion and origin.
Bishop Martin Kathurima was a trained pilot and flew several hundred hours in the American skies. Upon getting his license, he was looking forward to purchase his own private aircraft for the use of the work of the ministry. His mission was to spread the gospel to every continent.
Bishop Martin Kathurima was also a passionate automative car enthusiast. He purchased and revived several vintage classics. He also was a licensed automotive dealer in the State of Maryland.
Bishop Martin Kathurima bravely endured a lengthy battle with Type 2 Diabetes. He was promoted to glory at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland on the dawn of January 8, 2021. The Lord taketh and the Lord giveth; Blessed be His Holy Name.
May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen!