Church in Kenya

Church in Kenya: There are more than 4,000 registered churches in Kenya, belonging to an innumerable variety of denominations. They can range from very mainstream churches, to lesser-known evangelical and gospel offshoots.


Churches in Kenya are predominately Christian, though many different denominations and congregations exist within the population. Overall, more than three quarters of the population identify themselves as Christian (either Protestant or Roman Catholic). However, many Kenyans mix their Christian beliefs with traditional beliefs (such as belief in witchcraft).

Most of the well-established churches in Kenya have their roots in early missionary work, when Europeans first took an interest in the area and they saw an opportunity to preach to a wide new audience.

The old denominations are referred to as the mainstream churches. These are for example:-

  1. Roman Catholics Church
  2. Anglican Church
  3. Full Gospel Churches
  4. Presbyterian Church of East Africa
  5. Africa Inland Church
  6. Methodist Church
  7. Baptist Church

Lately however, Kenya has witnessed the mushrooming of what are referred to as Pentecostal churches. In Nairobi, the most popular ones include

  1. Nairobi Pentecostal Church
  2. Nairobi Lighthouse Church
  3. Redeemed Gospel Church
  4. Deliverance Church
  5. Jesus is Alive Ministries
  6. Jubilee Christian Centre

Besides these denominations, there are numerous others with a significant presence in Kenya.

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