Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Biography

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was born on 22nd December 1961 in Nairobi as the third child into a very poor family of casual workers. Despite the many challenges that come with poverty, her hard working mother was able to put her through both primary and high school while instilling the discipline necessary to excel in life.

She worked hard in her pursuit of a better future and by the time she was 17 years old, she was paying her way through college by working numerous jobs. She worked as a house girl, hawker, a toilet cleaner, car cleaner and office cleaner. On graduation from college she earned herself a position as sales girl.

This discipline and determination to succeed resulted in rapid promotions and various accomplishments until she became a sales and marketing executive for a multinational firm in the city. She later went on to form her own business in the city excelling both as an entrepreneur and single mother to her two sons and one daughter.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Today

Later on in life she gave her life to Jesus Christ and become a born again Christian. Thanks to her determination to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and great leadership skills, she is the founder and presiding Bishop of the Jesus Is Alive Ministries (JIAM), an international Christian organization with headquarters in Nairobi Kenya.

Today, with one of the fastest growing churches in the continent of Africa, JIAM is becoming a ministry to the world with offices in many nations, touching many hearts and changing many lives through its various departments.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has been used mightily by God. She oversees a massive congregation and her dynamic ministry has transformed nations especially through the media television program entitled ‘The Glory Is Here’.

She is an author of many Christian books and also oversees a monthly magazine, the ‘Faith Digest’.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru – National Leadership

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has for a long time been actively involved with matters of national concern. As a leader she has for years been a vocal participant in governmental policy and leadership issues across the board.

Politicians have for years called on the Kenyan churches when elections are near on a vote seeking mission only to soon after renege on their every promise to the people of Kenya . Her call to national leadership (politics) is as a result of the people demanding better leadership and representation in government.

Political Career

She was an aspirant senator during the 2013 general election but she lost

2007 – 2013 :  Member of Parliament for Starehe Constituency

2008 :   Assistant Minister for Housing.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Education

Undergraduate student at St. Paul’s University, Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Management

She has a Doctorate in Divinity excelling in the matters of religion, education and human sciences.

2009: Completed Executive Leadership course in Governance, Harvard University U.S.A

2003: Honorary Degree in Divinity, U.S.A

2002: Ordained as an Apostolic Bishop

1979: Ordained as a Reverend

1979: Secondary School “O Level”

1975: Primary School

Job History

2002 to Date: Presiding Bishop – Jesus Is Alive Ministries

1994 to 2002: Founder & Director Jesus Is Alive Ministries.

1989 to 1993: Evangelist.

1987: Self employed (Business Lady)

1985:  Business Manager

1984:  Sales Executive

1983:  Sales Girl

1982: Office Cleaner & store keeper

1981:  Toilet Cleaner (Janitor) & Car cleaner

1980:  Hawker

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Husband, Wedding and Marriage

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was married to Mr Kamangu

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Children

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has two children, Stephen Ndimu and Evans Kariuki.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru House

Details of Bishop Margatet Wanjiru House to be updated soon…22nd December 1961

Commitee Membership

2008 to Date: Member of Kenya Women Parliamentary Association.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru


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