Essential Africa Inland Church History
This book is a brief, but definitive look at one of the first indigenous church denominations ever formed in Africa. Join Dr Gehman as he details the birth and growth of the Africa Inland Church from 1895 through 2015.
Steeped in rich, though often personally costly history, the Africa Inland Church has been spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to the peoples of East Africa for more than a century. Join Dr Gehman as he details the birth and growth of the Africa Inland Church from 1895 through 2015. The Essential Africa Inland Church History is the inspiring story of faithful men and women – both expatriates and Africans – who gave themselves unselfishly to evangelistic ministries of many kinds to become the first church in Kenya to achieve autonomy and independence from its parent mission. Today Jesus, by his Spirit, continues to build his church through the work of the Africa Inland Church throughout the continent.
For 36 years, Rev Dr Richard J. Gehman served in Kenya with the Africa Inland Church as missionaries of the Africa Inland Mission. He received his MA from Wheaton College, the Master of Divinity from Gordon Divinity School, and his Doctor of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
He taught at Scott Theological College, Kenya, and was Principal for eight years. He was the Coordinator for the Theological Advisory Group (TAG), a research and renewal group of the Africa Inland Church, Kenya; the Director of the Institute for Church Renewal; and the editor of the Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology (AJET) for eight years.
He is the author of several books including, Doing African Christian Theology in Biblical Perspective; African Christian Theology Revisited; Learning to Lead: The Making of a Christian Leader in Africa; and Overcoming Fear of Death.
One can only conclude that the birth and growth of Africa Inland Church remains, to this day, one big miracle. –Dr Joseph B. Onyango Okello, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida