About Deliverance Church International - Umoja
Centre For Transformation
Deliverance Church Umoja was founded on 20th May, 1984. After a week of crusades and outreach in the neighborhood, we had our first Sunday service under a tent pitched in an open field next to Umoja market, under the leadership of Pastor J.B. Masinde. Forty families from DC Eastleigh had volunteered to pioneer the ministry with him.
Two and a half years later, the congregation to the site of our main campus in Umoja Innercore. Now we have grown into One Congregation in Multiple locations, opening two more campuses on Kangundo Road and in Umoja 3.
Building The Body Of Christ
DCIU has been and still is a going and sending church. Since our first church-plant in Kitwii, Machakos County, we have been directly involved in planting hundreds of churches both locally and internationally. To name a few, DCI church-plants in and around Nairobi: Karagita, Mwiki, Donholm, KCC, Kagundo Road, Ngong Road, Kyumbi. We have also planted many churches in Kitui, Kangundo, Mwalla, Kathiani, Athi River, Kitengela, Ngong and Kiserian. We were involved in planting Deliverance Church in Lusaka, Zambia from which forty churches have now been planted, including five in Congo DRC. Some of the church plants we have been involved in are not a part of Deliverance Church family because we believe we have been called to build and strengthen the body of Christ.
Evangelistic teams from DCIU are active in missions to schools, colleges, prisons, hospitals, Operation Rudi Nyumbani, and Operation Hapa Hapa. Many DCIU members are also effective ministers serving God in the market place, in the public and private sector. International doors have opened to teams from this church to the USA, the UK, the Nordic countries, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda among others.
Transforming The Community
Apart from church planting, DCIU has also initiated a number of special ministry projects/activities to address needs of its members and its community of residence.
- The King’s School, Nairobi – a private primary school
- The King’s Bible College – a theological school to equip kingdom ambassadors to minister in all walks of life
- The Doulos School of Excellence – a leadership program that mentors, equips and prepares teens for life after high-school.
Deliverance Church Umoja is a holistic ministry that exists to proclaim the Word of God and serve the community through evangelism, social, economic and cultural programs, leadership development, mentorship, discipleship and capacity building in Kenya and beyond
Deliverance Church Umoja is “The Centre for Transformation”, where people’s lives are transformed through – the saving grace of Jesus Christ, sound doctrinal teachings, discipleship and mentorship.
Our Core Values
We shall continue to maintain a high standard of moral integrity, financial integrity, accountability in handling scriptures, and in family life.
Hospitality/Love/Care and Compassion
We exist for the transformation of society through mercy ministries, providing relief and care, medical services and other ministries that bless the community
We seek to promote wholesome relationships and friendship among leaders and the congregation at all levels in family, social and ministry interactions.
Inclusiveness and Teamwork
We shall exercise an apostolic mode of leadership at all levels: nationally, regionally and locally, that makes room for all, men, women, professionals, young, old, to exercise their God given gifts in the Body of Christ.
Every congregation shall be characterized by audible praise, worship, private and public prayer, and public preaching from scriptures. These shall be manifested through exercising our faith, practical manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit and holiness characterized by the fruit of the Spirit
We shall seek to implement new means and methods of raising material and financial resources for the sustainability of the work of the ministry
We shall seek for new and relevant means, ways and methods of doing ministry in a changing world, without compromising the core message of the gospel.
We expect all our ministers and members to raise their level of commitment and sacrifice to the Lord Jesus Christ and to the course of the gospel.
Every person who holds a position of leadership in DCIU shall function from a position of a servant and not a master, as exemplified by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We shall endeavor to maintain sound doctrine and excellence in handling of the Holy Scriptures, in preaching and practical living, and maintaining kingdom order in all our Church services.
We will work with individuals and organizations outside DCIU that are like minded in doctrine to assist the church to achieve its vision and mission
DCIU is registered under Deliverance Church International – Kenya. Our leadership consists of a Pastoral Team that works together with a Local Church Council. Together, these men and women oversee God’s work and ministry to the members of DCIU.
The Pastoral Team
Bishop J. B. Masinde: Senior Pastor – DCIU
Associate Pastors at DCIU:
- Reverend Oscar Amisi
- Reverend Ken Oyola
- Reverend Pamela Oyola
- Reverend Beckie Jagemi
- Reverend Beth Waweru
- Reverend Michael Ogutu
- Reverend Asher Amani
- Reverend Ken Oduor
- Reverend Michael Ogutu
- Reverend Moses Ng’etich
- Pastor Jackson Cheres
- Pastor Jackson Muingi
- Pastor Paul Wafula
- Pastor Joseph Kinoi Muli
- Pastor Richard Chogo