Joining and Leading an Anabaptist Church

November 16, 2023

Joining and Leading an Anabaptist Church

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Anabaptism has grown far beyond its European and North American past. Amata Thomas recounts the growth of the Mennonite churches in Kenya and his own journey into and current role in the movement. He also talks about strengths of African Christianity and some of the difficulties some believers in Kenya face in their relationship with education.

Episode Guest Info

Amata Thomas

Amata Thomas lives in Kisumu City, Kenya with his wife Susan and three children. He serves as a bishop for 2 congregations of the Christian Believers’ Fellowship, a Beachy Amish Mennonite Ministry in Kenya. He is the Director of Operations for Open Hands International in East Africa. He is a graduate teacher majoring in Mathematics and Economics and he has post graduate training in Children and Youth Drug Addiction Psychology from the University of Amsterdam’s Graduate School of Social Sciences. As such, he is equipped and practices as a psychological counselor, mentoring many children and youth in schools. He also offers consultancy services to several other local and multinational organizations on a needs basis.

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Episode Host

Jaran Miller

Jaran Miller is a resident of Pennsylvania and a native of Tennessee. He received his K-12 education via homeschool, his college education at Lee University, and his most important education through the books he’s read and the human relationships he’s been privileged to have. Jaran enjoys living with his wife Sara. Together they engage in pursuits like playing the piano, reading books, and developing hospitality skills.

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