CONSTITUTION OR CHURCH ORDER? A Judicial Analysis of the Reformed Church of East Africa is a book that seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the RCEA about the Reformed church polity principles that are foundational for the drafting of the church orders and constitutions of various churches. It is envisaged that this book is useful in the training of theological students, further theological training of the ministers of the Word and Sacraments, as well as the training of evangelists, elders, deacons, and members of churches. This book stimulates interest in church polity studies in Kenya and Africa. It is hoped that the book drives the ultimate writing of a manual on the envisaged church order for the RCEA and other publications regarding the practice of Church Polity in the RCEA.
Rev. Dr. Luka Ariko Ekitala is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in Reformed Church of East Africa (RCEA). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Egerton University), Bachelor of Divinity (St. Paul’s University Limuru), Post Graduate Diploma in Theology, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy (Stellenbosch University). He is currently serving as University Chaplain at Moi University. He served as Parish Minister and a Principal of the Reformed Institute for Theological Training (RITT). He has held various leadership positions. He has served on various Boards of Management in various High Schools and Colleges. He is involved in community service, Pastoral work, youth mentorship, research and academic work. He has published several articles and contributed to research publications.