Since I was young, I found great joy in devouring books. As I was working as an Engineer, I sensed a call towards theological studies. I found myself at the International Leadership University (ILU, formerly the Nairobi International School of Theology). I had wanted to study Apologetics, based on my personal journey to faith. The only option was as a minor in the M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies programme at ILU. I saw how systematic theology and biblical studies bear on the apologetics units that I studied – such as critical and creative thinking, understanding worldviews, classical apologetics and cultural apologetics. I ended up writing a research thesis investigating the phenomenon of youth leaving the Church, how they form their worldview(s) and how the African church can respond in its ministry to youth. I currently apply this knowledge as part of the team at Apologetics Kenya.
After graduating in 2015, I ended up resigning from my Engineering practice in 2017 and took up a pastoral call at PCEA Loresho as a youth coordinator. As I served, I began teaching part-time at Pan Africa Christian University in youth ministry courses and apologetics. These practical experiences led me to the importance of youth culture and how it influences the faith formation of youth in urban African cities. I am currently writing a Doctoral dissertation on this in the discipline of Practical Theology at the Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa.
I serve as the assistant secretary for the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology, where I have presented and published several papers around the themes of youth ministry, environmental theology and the intersection of biblical worldview and STEM. I am also a member of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, where I have presented a paper during the African regional conference in Lusaka, Zambia in 2018 on the place of apologetics for faith formation of youth. More recently, together with Dr. Nathan Chiroma, we have published an article on youth ministry higher education with the Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science.
As a practical theologian engaged in local church ministry, I pursue an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of social science, theology, apologetics and youth ministry and studies.