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CITAM teamed up with Africa Arise for a weeklong convention held from 25th – 30th August 2014, at CITAM Valley Road. The Africa Arise & Springboard Convention draw delegates from across Africa who were trained by respected global leaders such as: Bishop Dr. David Oginde; Rev. Calisto Odede; Pastor Ben Courson (Applegate Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville Oregon, USA); Dr. Betta Mengistu (founder and chairman of Beza International Ministries, Ethiopia); Bishop Dr. Joshua H.K. Banda (Senior Pastor, Northmead Assembly of God in Lusaka, Zambia & President of the Southern Africa Region Chapter of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Africa [PAOA]) among others.
Worship was led by Africa Let’s Worship (AFLEWO) with its vision bearer Timothy Kaberia taking the lead.
Two key events marked the convention:
The leadership breakfast and the ordination of ministers. The breakfast, hosted by Bishop Oginde, was attended by leaders from the political; corporate and spiritual circles and they included: Deputy President, Hon. William Ruto & his wife Rachel; former House Speaker, Hon. Kenneth Marende; Leader of the Minority, Hon. Francis Nyenze; Green Africa Foundation, Dr. Isaac Kalua; Eunice Njeri (who lead worship); KCB’s Chief Business Officer & MD, Mr. Sam Makome; Senior Pastors; Elders; Deacon Board; University dons and CITAM heads of department.
The second key event of the convention was the ordination of the following pastors on Saturday 30th August:
- Pastor Jackie Mugane – Valley Road
- Pastor Erastus Oyando – Thika Road
- Pastor Anthony Makena – Ngong
- Pastor Walter Momanyi – Buruburu
- Pastor Harun Wangombe – Missions
- Pastor John Ndegwa – Missions