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A Brief History of PCEA Kahawa Sukari Church

Kahawa Sukari church whose theme is worship the Lord with gladness is one of the eleven parishes in the Nairobi north presbytery.

The serene church rests on a plot which was donated on 19th February 1992 by the directors of Kahawa Sukari Limited by name Stephen M. Mbugua, Edward R. Kanjabi, the late Paul.  Muigai and the late Bethwel Muiruri Laban.

The responsibility of establishing the Sukari church was assigned to PCEA Kimbo church Elders James Berunju and Stephen Kariuki on 5th July 1992 in an occasion where the church plot and other six plots were dedicated by Rev. Francis Njoroge the then Parish Minister, PCEA Mathare Parish.

Most remarkable was the Sunday the 12th July 1992 when the congregation of Kahawa Sukari commenced their first worship service. The first preacher was Rev. Godfrey Ngumi who preached under a tent donated by a member to 29 adults and 20 children. The pioneering Elder was Amos Nganga.

The said tent was pitched every Sunday for the worship service as the membership gradually grew causing the church leadership to commence development of one of the ¼ acre plots by constructing a multipurpose hall that served as the church on Sundays and a Nursery School during weekdays.

The ground breaking was done on 16th September 1992 and was presided by   the then PCEA Kimbo Outreach Minister, the late Jane Kashordah. It was to accommodate two hundred (200) worshippers. The few members joined forces and the work progressed swiftly. In April 1993 during Easter Sunday, the congregation shifted from the tent and held their worship service at the new church hall. The commemoration stone was laid on 30th may 1993 by Rev. Francis Njoroge who was the moderator of the Nairobi North Presbytery. The same hall is used to date as the school dining hall during weekdays and a house of worship for the Kiswahili service on Sundays. The youth service which was launched on 4th May 2008 is too held in the same hall.

The growth of the church was unstoppable and the idea of constructing a modern sanctuary with a sitting capacity of eight hundred (800) worshipers was born. The dream was ignited in the year 2003. Approximately one year later the foundation stone was laid by Rev. David Githii, the then moderator of the General Assembly on 18th July 2004.

Armed with the church vision to reach out to people of all nations  and bring them to Christ; the church registered impressive growth in membership and was upgraded to a fully fledged parish on 18th July 2004 by the Nairobi North Presbytery thus becoming a single congregation parish.

After a period of eight years of determination, team spirit of the members not forgetting the provision of God, the main construction work was completed. Currently, the church congregation has close to six hundred (600) members, 160 youth and 150 children.