Injili Bible Church Leadership Team

Injili Bible Church Leadership Team

Pastor Joseph Mule Masunga is an Elder at Injili Bible Church. He was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family by a drunkard father. He followed the Catholic faith during his primary school days but later plunged into a life of drunkenness while in secondary school and abandoned Catholicism altogether.

The Lord Jesus Christ saved him in November 1972 after quitting the University of Nairobi and attempting suicide several times. This convinced him that the Lord had set His love upon him before the foundation of the world to be His and to use him in reaching others with the saving grace found in Jesus Christ alone (Eph 1:4). He longed to go straight into the Gospel Ministry but after teaching for a couple of years, he decided to be a secondary school teacher and be Christ’s witness to students; a privilege he felt he was not accorded while a student in high school.

The Lord opened the opportunity in 1974 and in 1977 he graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Education (Science) degree. He taught at Jamhuri High School, Kenya Science Teachers College and partly at Daystar University. He later was transferred to the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, in an advisory position to the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in matters of UNESCO.

In his teaching career, he was able to interact with students and served as patron of their Christian Unions. He was involved in the Navigators Ministry among the students in secondary schools in Nairobi. All his years in University and early years in his teaching career, Masunga attended services at Nairobi Baptist Church until 1982 when he transferred his membership to Trinity Baptist Church in Nairobi. He began to teach Sunday school and occasional preaching including open air preaching and helping the youth ministry.

In 1993 he was ordained a deacon of the church until 2004 when he was ordained an Elder at the church. He began to be involved in regular preaching and teaching Sunday school for all ages. He was also involved in outreach ministry in other sister churches in Machakos, Meru, Kajiado and the Kijiji (slum) ministry in Mukuru kwa Njenga, Nairobi. He participated in the church’s in-service theological training programme for pastors from sister churches where he taught practical pastoral ministry.

In 2008, he was released by Trinity Baptist Church, Nairobi to pioneer a new Gospel Ministry in Kawangware slum in Nairobi – Injili Bible Church. He teamed up with other brethren who shared a similar vision and started with a ministry among children by holding vocational Bible school, door to door ministry, tracts ministry as well as inviting contacts and parents of the children for Sunday Worship. They soon realized the great need Kawangware had because of many churches with little influence on the lives of their members and the high rate of crime and drunkenness in Kawangware in general. They started to translate some solid doctrinal books into Kiswahili hopefully to use them among the pastors of these many churches who did not seem to have any doctrinal stand on the pivotal truths of Biblical Christianity. Injili Bible Church started a theological training tailored to meet the needs of the local pastors in Kawangware and a library to support the ministry.

The church was officially constituted on 21st February 2009 with seventeen members. It is his earnest hope and prayer that IBC  shall continue to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head of the church by seeking to lift Him up in the members’ lives and ministries and trust Him to bring all people to Himself (John 12:32).

Pastor Masunga is married to Salome and they have been blessed with two daughters, Abigail and Joan.

You can reach him via email on jmasunga@injilibible.org or via phone on +254721813107.

Pastor Masunga

Pastor Joseph Mule Masunga is an Elder at Injili Bible Church. He was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family by a drunkard father. He followed the Catholic faith during his primary school days but later plunged into a life of drunkenness while in secondary school and abandoned Catholicism altogether.

The Lord Jesus Christ saved him in November 1972 after quitting the University of Nairobi and attempting suicide several times. This convinced him that the Lord had set His love upon him before the foundation of the world to be His and to use him in reaching others with the saving grace found in Jesus Christ alone (Eph 1:4). He longed to go straight into the Gospel Ministry but after teaching for a couple of years, he decided to be a secondary school teacher and be Christ’s witness to students; a privilege he felt he was not accorded while a student in high school.

The Lord opened the opportunity in 1974 and in 1977 he graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Education (Science) degree. He taught at Jamhuri High School, Kenya Science Teachers College and partly at Daystar University. He later was transferred to the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, in an advisory position to the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in matters of UNESCO.

In his teaching career, he was able to interact with students and served as patron of their Christian Unions. He was involved in the Navigators Ministry among the students in secondary schools in Nairobi. All his years in University and early years in his teaching career, Masunga attended services at Nairobi Baptist Church until 1982 when he transferred his membership to Trinity Baptist Church in Nairobi. He began to teach Sunday school and occasional preaching including open air preaching and helping the youth ministry.

In 1993 he was ordained a deacon of the church until 2004 when he was ordained an Elder at the church. He began to be involved in regular preaching and teaching Sunday school for all ages. He was also involved in outreach ministry in other sister churches in Machakos, Meru, Kajiado and the Kijiji (slum) ministry in Mukuru kwa Njenga, Nairobi. He participated in the church’s in-service theological training programme for pastors from sister churches where he taught practical pastoral ministry.

In 2008, he was released by Trinity Baptist Church, Nairobi to pioneer a new Gospel Ministry in Kawangware slum in Nairobi – Injili Bible Church. He teamed up with other brethren who shared a similar vision and started with a ministry among children by holding vocational Bible school, door to door ministry, tracts ministry as well as inviting contacts and parents of the children for Sunday Worship. They soon realized the great need Kawangware had because of many churches with little influence on the lives of their members and the high rate of crime and drunkenness in Kawangware in general. They started to translate some solid doctrinal books into Kiswahili hopefully to use them among the pastors of these many churches who did not seem to have any doctrinal stand on the pivotal truths of Biblical Christianity. Injili Bible Church started a theological training tailored to meet the needs of the local pastors in Kawangware and a library to support the ministry.

The church was officially constituted on 21st February 2009 with seventeen members. It is his earnest hope and prayer that IBC  shall continue to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head of the church by seeking to lift Him up in the members’ lives and ministries and trust Him to bring all people to Himself (John 12:32).

Pastor Masunga is married to Salome and they have been blessed with two daughters, Abigail and Joan.

You can reach him via email on jmasunga@injilibible.org or via phone on +254721813107.

Pastor Masunga

Sakwa Buliba is a Deacon at Injili Bible Church. He grew up in a remote village of Kakamega County before joining the University of Nairobi for his undergraduate studies in the late 1990s. Having been brought up in a religious home, with a number of his siblings associated with different Christian ministries, he was privileged to gain early exposure to the truth of the Gospel. He was converted at age 13, while in primary school and got baptized as a believer immediately thereafter.

With no clear spiritual guidance of a Biblical local church, it was a rough ride for a volatile youth to navigate through the teenage years with his attendant struggles with sin in all its manifestations. Consistent reading of Scripture and prayer were the two main pillars upon which the Holy Spirit would fasten him in perseverance and preservation in the faith.

As providence would have it, during his high school days, he lived for the entire period in the home of his elder sister and her husband who were staunch Jehovah’s Witnesses. They were a warm and lovely couple but this presented him with an immediate challenge of submission to his hosts and their teachings or obedience to the Lord. He took the challenge positively to “go through” Jehovah’s Witnesses reading materials and attended their meetings, though infrequently and with a myriad of questions posed to their teachers, maintaining a cautionary balance between his cherished faith and the desire to clasp the impetus behind adherents of this worldwide cult. At the end of his high school, it was clear to the host family that inasmuch as he highly respected them for their hospitality, he did not accept their teachings as true to the Bible and that he held the Scripture as the only infallible truth that commands, directs and guides the sinner to return to the Lord through repentance and faith by the power of the Holy Spirit.

At the university, Christian Union worship services came with an assortment of experiences usually marked by rock music (pitted as the means to worship), blaring instruments, earsplitting prayers, tongues speaking – with little regard for the preaching of the Word, which made him uncomfortable. Despite his misgivings, the Christian Union provided the most amenable platform for worship and Christian living on campus. With a searching heart, he managed to make contact with a brand of theologians known as “the Fundamentalists” who supplied him with good Christian books, and exposed him to sound Biblical teaching, that was largely lacking on campus. He later on differed with the Fundamentalists on the outworking of their doctrines in a practical way, due to what he considered as too much emphasis on doctrine without the applicable fruit of the Spirit – or faith that does not work out through love.

In 1998, a missionary, Nigel Lacey (now deceased), introduced him to the Reformed Baptist faith and invited him to Trinity Baptist Church, Nairobi. It was here that he would be immersed in the doctrines of grace and their practical application to the delight of his searching heart. For over 15 years, he was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon. Since September 2016, he has been a member of Injili Bible Church, where he currently serves as a Deacon.

Sakwa has a Masters in Political Science and Public Administration, works as an anti-corruption practitioner, sits on the Board of International Governance Institute, UK, and works for the Independent Society of Anticorruption Practitioners (ISAP).

You can reach him via email on sakwa.buliba@injilibible.org or via phone on +254786773553.

Sakwa Buliba

Sakwa Buliba is a Deacon at Injili Bible Church. He grew up in a remote village of Kakamega County before joining the University of Nairobi for his undergraduate studies in the late 1990s. Having been brought up in a religious home, with a number of his siblings associated with different Christian ministries, he was privileged to gain early exposure to the truth of the Gospel. He was converted at age 13, while in primary school and got baptized as a believer immediately thereafter.

With no clear spiritual guidance of a Biblical local church, it was a rough ride for a volatile youth to navigate through the teenage years with his attendant struggles with sin in all its manifestations. Consistent reading of Scripture and prayer were the two main pillars upon which the Holy Spirit would fasten him in perseverance and preservation in the faith.

As providence would have it, during his high school days, he lived for the entire period in the home of his elder sister and her husband who were staunch Jehovah’s Witnesses. They were a warm and lovely couple but this presented him with an immediate challenge of submission to his hosts and their teachings or obedience to the Lord. He took the challenge positively to “go through” Jehovah’s Witnesses reading materials and attended their meetings, though infrequently and with a myriad of questions posed to their teachers, maintaining a cautionary balance between his cherished faith and the desire to clasp the impetus behind adherents of this worldwide cult. At the end of his high school, it was clear to the host family that inasmuch as he highly respected them for their hospitality, he did not accept their teachings as true to the Bible and that he held the Scripture as the only infallible truth that commands, directs and guides the sinner to return to the Lord through repentance and faith by the power of the Holy Spirit.

At the university, Christian Union worship services came with an assortment of experiences usually marked by rock music (pitted as the means to worship), blaring instruments, earsplitting prayers, tongues speaking – with little regard for the preaching of the Word, which made him uncomfortable. Despite his misgivings, the Christian Union provided the most amenable platform for worship and Christian living on campus. With a searching heart, he managed to make contact with a brand of theologians known as “the Fundamentalists” who supplied him with good Christian books, and exposed him to sound Biblical teaching, that was largely lacking on campus. He later on differed with the Fundamentalists on the outworking of their doctrines in a practical way, due to what he considered as too much emphasis on doctrine without the applicable fruit of the Spirit – or faith that does not work out through love.

In 1998, a missionary, Nigel Lacey (now deceased), introduced him to the Reformed Baptist faith and invited him to Trinity Baptist Church, Nairobi. It was here that he would be immersed in the doctrines of grace and their practical application to the delight of his searching heart. For over 15 years, he was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon. Since September 2016, he has been a member of Injili Bible Church, where he currently serves as a Deacon.

Sakwa has a Masters in Political Science and Public Administration, works as an anti-corruption practitioner, sits on the Board of International Governance Institute, UK, and works for the Independent Society of Anticorruption Practitioners (ISAP).

You can reach him via email on sakwa.buliba@injilibible.org or via phone on +254786773553.

Sakwa Buliba
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