Come Worship With Us
(Both French and English Speaking Congregation):
10 am – 12 noon
Sunday Intercession: 8:20am – 9am
Adult Bible Study: 9 am – 9:45 am
Teens Bible Study: 9 am – 9:45 am
Youth Bible Study: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Children Sunday Class: 11 am – 12 noon
At NCCON, we love it when we grow together. Join us in our weekly activities for the following:
1. Prayer session every Friday from 5:30pm-6:30pm
2. Cell groups:
- Ngong Rd. Cell Group – Every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8pm
- Riruta Satellite Cell group – Every Tuesday 6pm-7pm
- Lang’ata Cell group – Every Thursday
- Kibera Cell group – Every Saturday
THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Nairobi Central Church of the Nazarene is a member of the bigger family of churches of Nazarene worldwide. The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian Church in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. The Church was organized in 1908. Official membership is about 2.5 million worshipping in more than 29000 local congregations in 162 world areas proximately 74.1% of all Nazarenes live outside the United States of America.
The Church of the Nazarene has worked for over 100 years in Africa and is currently represented in over 54 Africa Nations including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Zambia, Burundi, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Egypt, Botswana, Malawi, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Togo, Madagascar, Eritrea, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Reunion, Bukina Faso, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone among others. In addition to the work in these countries, the Church of the Nazarene has long been involved in relief work in Ethiopia and Sudan under a joint inter-denominational organization. The Church began to work in Kenya in 1985.
NAIROBI CENTRAL CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (NCCON)
In 1985, missionary Harmon Schmelzenbach came to Kenya to explore opportunities for Church planting. He had already met two Kenyan families. The families of John Marangu and Leonard Mboke were instrumental in helping Harmon to settle in Nairobi.
Harmon began by inviting a few families to a house fellowship which finally grew to a church – Nairobi Central Church of the Nazarene. In 1986, he helped constitute the first Church board composed of John and Leah Marangu, Cornelius Muthuri, Apollo Nyabola, William Abuonji and Rose Olang’ . Because of Harmon’ s commitment to planting churches within the country, he invited David Holmes to be the pastor of Central Church. David handed over to Rev. Don Messer who pastured the church from 1989 until 1992. Rev. Lynn Burkhart took over from 1993 to mid-1996. Between then and 1998, the church went through a transition of supply pastors who included Rev. Julius Njuki (deceased), Pst. Harris Lemuel and Rev. Dr. Darryl Stanton. In 1998 Rev. Everest Tustin took over as pastor and served until the year 2000. Rev. Everest Tustin then went back home and Pst. Richard Ouko became pastor from 2001-2002.
Between 2003 and 2005 the church again had two supply pastors. They included Rev. Paul Mtambo (2003-2005), and Rev. Dr. Rodney Reed (2005-2006). In 2006, Rev. Fredrick Amolo took over as senior pastor. He pastored the church until the year 2011 when he was reassigned as a member of faculty of Africa Nazarene University. Rev. Fredrick Opondo who was then his immediate assistant was appointed by the then District Superintendent Rev. Gerphas Oure (deceased) to pastor the church in an interim capacity for two years. At the expiry of the appointment in 2014, the church elected Rev. Fredrick Opondo as the Senior Pastor. Since then the Church has had four senior pastors.
Rev. Harmon and other missionaries helped to raise funds to acquire the land and put up buildings at the Church. The church has also been a beneficiary of tireless efforts and sacrifice of the Work and Witness teams.
Currently, the Nairobi Central Church of the Nazarene has two preaching points namely:
Uaamani with Pst. Amina Ndunge and Kibera with Pst. Ronald Matakala.
Welcome Message: Supply Pastor’s Desk (Rev. Douglas Otiso)
Greetings in the Precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Welcome to our online interaction platform.
We are delighted to have you join our church for a warm fellowship experience and true love. We seek to edify one another in obedience to the Lord’s command.
We are keen to have our members experience Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and encounter Him at a personal level by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. We have a rich discipleship program that cuts across Children Ministry, Teens, Early youth, Youth and Adults that is aimed to making our members Christ-like disciples.
We seek to address the whole need of man through offering spiritual support, counselling and pastoral care and material support needed for life as we demonstrate God’s love to our ‘neighbours.
Welcome, and let us keep our eyes on Jesus Christ, as we prepare for His second Coming.
–Rev. Douglas Otiso
OUR ARTICLES OF FAITH
Ministry Section and contact persons
Nazarene Missions International (NMI) led by Pst. Meseret Mengesha
Nazarene Compassion Ministry led by Mr. Patrick Sanaa
Sunday School and Discipleship Ministry International led by
Nazarene Youth International led by Wycliffe Omondi
Family Ministry led by Pst. Isaac Chege
Men’s Ministry led by Prof. Rodney Reed
Women’s Ministry led by Mrs. Emily Chege
OUR PASTORAL TEAM
OUR CHURCH BOARD
- Fredrick Opondo (Senior Pastor)
- Douglas Otiso (Supply Pastor)
- Christian Ngungu (Pastor, French Congregation)
- Isaac Chege
- Ken Sawe
- Philex Ogolla
- Faith Oyaro
8. Lucy Kiome
9. Francis Kanyoi
10. Antonina Otieno
11. Pauline Atieno
12. Alex Ochido
13. Meseret Mengesha
14. Wycliffe Omondi
Physical: Located along Ngong Road/off Kindaruma Lane
Mobile Phone (For Prayer Support, Counselling, Spiritual Guidance and Pastoral Care): 0722594857
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.