Word Form the Pastorate
“We are happy the Lord has brought us this far again after last year’s camp meetings. We appreciate Him for what He has done, He is doing, and He will do in our lives, let us draw our attention to the Theme: “Christ and His Righteousness”. Ministers of the Gospel and all of us have an inspired warrant for keeping this theme, continually before the people, and directing the attention of the world to Him (Christ) alone. His name is the only name under heaven given among men whereby we can be saved. (Acts 4:12).It is only by constantly and prayerfully considering Jesus as he is revealed in the Bible, that we will keep from becoming weary, and from fainting by the way. God bless you as you listen.
The Pastorate, church elders, church officers and members of the SDA Church, Nairobi Central, send you warm greetings and a brotherly welcome to our Camp Meeting.
Camp Meeting Committee
Eld. Charles Abebe: Chairman, Camp Meeting Committee
Caption for New Church Website
Dear Church members, please take note that the new Church Website is now up and updated. You can access the same at www.nairobicentralsda.or.ke. You can download sermons, and proceedings from wherever you are. Also those who may wish to interact with the pastorate or church officers, including feedback, and prayer requests, we have facebook, twitter and church email account which you can use freely. For those who wish to know activities going on in the various departments, there tabs to their pages as well. Digital copies of Central Church publication, Nairobi Central Herald, can also be obtained from the website. This is your virtual window to the church, feel free to interact with fellow members.
Dr. Delbert W. Baker
Vice Chancellor Adventist University of Africa [AUA]
Dr. Delbert W. Baker PhD, is a graduate of Oakwood University (BA), Andrews University (M.Div.), Howard University (PhD) and has done post-doctoral training at Harvard University and Boston University. He has degrees in history, theology, administration and organizational communication. He holds post-doctorate certifications in educational management, emotional intelligence and executive leadership coaching. With over 35 years experience in the ministry, he has served the Seventhday Adventist Church as an ordained minister, educator, and administrator. Prior to taking up responsibilities as Vice Chancellor at AUA, he was a Vice President of the General Conference; the President of Oakwood University; and Special Assistant to the President and Director for Diversity at Loma Linda University. Baker has authored 15 books and written numerous articles for church and secular journals. Baker is married to Dr. Susan Baker, a Physical Therapist, they have three adult sons and five grandchildren.
Main guest speaker
Pastor Jacques François is the Senior Pastor of the Fultondale/Talladega district. Since he began his pastoral ministry in 2012, the district has increased by 77 members. Having received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Communications from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, Pastor François has earned a Master of Pastoral Studies/Church Development from Oakwood University.
Currently Dean of Men at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Pastor Juma is graduate of Bugema and Kampala International University where he obtained Bachelors in Theology, Master in Educational Management and Administration respectively, and a Master in Counseling Psychology degree from Uganda Christian University. He is a full member of the Uganda Counseling Association, and has completed Level-1 of the Clinical Pastoral Education, from Tumaini University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. He has been an adjunct lecturer at Bugema University in the department of Counseling.
He has previously held Directorship positions for Chaplaincy, Health services, and for Communication in Central Uganda Conference.
As an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, he has served as Youth Instructor for more than 20 years.
He is married to Betty, and is blessed with 2 daughters and a son: Michal, Michelle and Mattanniah respectively.
Pastor Rei Kesis currently serves as Chaplain of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB). He is also a lecturer of Theology. He actively participates in evangelism through various platforms. He earned a PhD in Christian Theology from Kenyatta University. He is a family man.
Married to Dr. Rodah Adoyo Odhiambo with whom they have three children namely Job, Jane and Jabez. He has served the Church for 28 years in various positions and capacities; as a District Pastor, Church Pastor, a station Director, a College Chaplain, and Executive Director for two Fields now Conferences. Second Coming of Christ is greatest motivation that keep him going.