The New Praise Evangelistic Fellowship Assembly (NEW PEFA in Kenya: A Female Headship and Theological Analysis



This book examines the historical and theological origins, growth and development of the New Praise Evangelical Fellowship Assembly in Kenya. The authors explore her religious experience, belonging, beliefs and behaviour in the current contemporary religious movements. The growth and development indicators point to contextualisation and innovative approach, practical therapeutic holistic ministries, power of healing activities and feminine influence (motherly approach). New PEFA church emerged practically to provide physical health and economic solutions to members alongside spiritual growth.

Rev. Dr. Angeline Savala Hicks is a Lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in the Department of Social Science Education (Religion Division), School of Arts and Social Sciences. She is also an ordained minister with Free Methodist Church-Kenya. She obtained her PhD in Philosophy of Religion at MMUST in 2014 with a dissertation focus on “Majority Without Dominance in Top Church Leadership in Kakamega Churches.” Savala has been involved in various community services, serving churches, schools, communities including sitting on government Parastatal and NGOs’ boards. She has several academic articles in peer-reviewed journals and currently working on a chapter of a book. She co-published a book titled Female Headship in selected Churches in Kakamega County published in 2015. Her interest is on women, gender and church praxis in Africa and beyond.

Ogodo M. J. Nandi is a Professor of Religion. 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 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 the Principal of Kaimosi Friends University College.


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