My name is Kevin Muriithi.
A pastor’s heart, a scholar’s mind and a leader’s hands are thee things central to who I am and what I do. I serve as a youth pastor at PCEA Loresho. I apply my passion for theology, apologetics and ministry through part-time lecturing at Pan Africa Christian University. I am involved in postgraduate research exploring the intersection of youth culture and faith formation. I seek to apply my pastoral ministry and scholarship in the mentorship of the next generations for impact.
I call Africa my motherland, and Kenya my home country. I was born in a small hospital in Nakuru but I have spent most of my life in Nairobi, the city under the sun. I am married to Jessica, and being a family man has enriched my perspective on life.
A little bit about me:
- Previous work experience: youth leadership, energy, engineering, and social entrepreneurship.
- Current work experience: youth pastor at PCEA Loresho, an adjunct lecturer at Pan Africa Christian University and leader of Apologetics Kenya.
- Educational background: electrical engineering, energy studies, and theology.
- Speaking and teaching interests: inter-generational youth ministry, mentorship/ministry to emerging generations, apologetics, theology, and youth/family issues.
- Professional Memberships: International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry and the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology
- Hobbies: Music, violin, motorbikes, soccer (I’d have been Ronaldinho in another lifetime), books 🙂
I am passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the discipleship of emerging generations.
I grew up in the church but came into a living relationship with Jesus Christ later, after my college years of seeking the truth, sometimes in dark places. Having worked as a power systems engineer with the country’s utility, I pursued post-graduate theological education and currently serve as a youth pastor at PCEA Loresho, adjunct lecturer in theology & ministry at Pan Africa Christian University, co-leading Apologetics Kenya and a writer & editor for The Gospel Coalition Africa.
Writing gives me a space to air my thoughts and in a sense, to know more about myself, others and the world. Theo is a fancy word for God and grimage the shorter version of pilgrimage and hence this blog is my pilgrimage with God. With a view to post monthly, I welcome and invite you to explore:
- Ministry to emerging generations in Africa.
- Exploring how faith answers the following questions in Africa: best apologetics books, why should I go to Church, suffering, is Christianity a white man’s religion and is faith reasonable.
- Faith in the public sphere: Atheism, culture, politics, and Kenyan identity .
- Biographies of my heroes Augustine, Kwame Bediako and Charles Spurgeon.
Some of the most interesting articles in this blog are:
- An excerpt of my book “A Curious Faith: Love, Loss and Living“
- A dialogue with an atheist friend about the Bible and Jesus.
- What the field of apologetics is: What, Why, Examples and an African issue.
- The question of doctrine, philosophy and atheism in Kenya.
- The agony of losing my brother and how God comforted me.
- My longer personal story and pastoral work.
- The place of the church and its intersection with society and ethnicity.
You can reach out to me for a ministry or speaking engagement here.