This book provides a historical and theological perspective of the New Holy Ministry Church in Kenya. The authors observe that the church, whose headquarters is in Lugari, Kakamega County, in the western part of Kenya, falls under the ambit of New Religious Movements (NEREMOS). Basing their discussion on research findings, Kitsiiri and Nandi undertake a historical analysis of the church and then go deeper to discuss the theological factors that have led to the church’s growth and development. This book is useful to scholars of religion and theology. It is a welcome addition to the growing corpus on research that aims to understand why some mission and post-mission churches are losing some of their members to NEREMOS. The book is also handy for leaders who may want to strategize on how to maintain the popularity and attractiveness of their churches.
Serah Madiiga Kitsiiri is a Masters Degree holder in Religion. Currently she is pursuing a PhD in Religion at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. She is a senior teacher and part time lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
O. M. J. Nandi is an Associate Professor of Social Sciences. He has over twenty years of teaching and research at University. He has supervised graduate students at master and PhD levels. He is a registered member of several professional bodies. He has published many scholarly articles in international and regional journals. He has co-authored a book, “Theological Articulation of Selected Teachings of Repentance and Holiness Kings Outreach Church”. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Maseno University and founding Chair of the Department of Social Sciences Education, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). He also has acted as the Dean of Students and also served as Director of Privately Sponsored Students Programme for six years at MMUST. Currently, he is in charge of Kaimosi Campus of MMUST.