The Free Pentecostal Fellowship Kenya has consecrated the first Bishop for its Kitale region which covers the ministry’s churches in Turkana, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega and Uasin Gishu counties.
Bishop Joseph Munialo, who is the pioneer head of the region, was ordained by the church’s national presiding bishop David Kiragu in a ceremony held at the Kipsongo Free Pentecostal church within Trans Nzoia County.
The 56 year old Bishop Munialo, who won an election held in December by pastors from churches in the region, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and theology and another Bachelor of arts in Biblical studies.
“We are installing you as the head of this region. You will be in charge of overseeing activities of the region and the ordination of pastors and elders within member churches,” Bishop Kiragu said during the event.
He promised to work jointly with other spiritual leaders and elders within the region to realize the spiritual growth of the church. The Kitale region is among the 31 regions of the Free Pentecostal Fellowship in the country.
“It’s my desire to grow the spiritual mandate of the church in this region. I know this can not be achieved without teamwork since it takes cooperation to achieve greater results,” said Bishop Munialo after being consecrated.
Free Pentecostal Fellowship Kenya has three administrative levels of national, regional and the local church. The national level is headed by the presiding Bishop while regions are headed by regional bishops.
The local Church reports to the regional Bishop while the regional bishop reports to the presiding bishop who is elected by pastors across the country in a special Annual General meeting.
The Free Pentecostal Fellowship Kenya has been remarkable in the brokering of peace among feuding communities in the country through its peace sand rights programme which comprises peaceful conflict resolution mechanisms.