Kenyan Baptists Issue the Call
Rev. Elijah Wanje
Past Chairman of the Baptist Convention of Kenya
"The Baptist Convention of Kenya was started in 1971 as a cooperative effort of 400 churches in the country. Today we have 3,000 congregations. We have started at least 100 new churches for each of the past two years. The greatest challenge we are facing is that of training the leadership for the Church."
Rev. Ambrose Nyang'ao
Pastor Parkland Baptist Church, Nairobi
"Baptist denominational maturing is suffering because of the outflow of believers to other churches who have a more professional approach to leadership training."
Wayland Baptist University Responds
Dr. Fred Meeks
Emeritus Professor of Religion and Dean,
School of Religion and Philosophy
"Kenya is calling! I have never seen as great a mission opportunity anywhere as the one found in Kenya today. As one who teaches ministry students, I believe there is no greater need anywhere than Kenya for training ministers. Here in America, churches select pastors from the numerous resumes they receive of available ministers. In Kenya, churches must ask one of their own members to lead them - no ministers are available. My heart breaks for them."
Dr. Vaughn Ross
Emeritus Professor of Science,
School of Mathematics and Sciences
"After serving as a missionary in Kenya for almost 20 years, I can certainly see God's hand in the extending of a Macedonian call from the Baptist Convention of Kenya to Wayland Baptist University. This level of educational study will be very effective in firmly establishing Christ's church in Kenya. This can literally change the course of a nation."