Our History




Karen Christian College (formerly Karen Bible School) is a Christian Institution sponsored by Free Pentecostal Fellowship in Kenya, whose Philosophy is rooted in the Bible and Theological commitment of the Pentecostal Evangelical tradition.  It is built on a seven acre farm in Karen area in the Southern part of Nairobi at the foot of Ngong Hills.  The College has a 32 years history of training pastors, evangelists and church servants in diverse fields like Bible and Theology and Counseling Studies.

Karen Christian College was established in 1976 as Karen Bible School by the Scandinavian missionaries as a pastoral training seminary for the sole purpose of training church ministers of Free Pentecostal fellowship in Kenya.

The Bible school served this purpose by offering three months short courses until 1989 when the need for a longer period of training was realized and the one year training program was implemented.

The rapid growth of education in Kenya leading to high literacy levels in the urban and the rural areas also influenced the need for more advanced training of the clergy and in 1993 Karen Bible School introduced a three year Diploma program and the name changed to Karen Bible College. This program has been going on up to 2008 when we made some drastic changes which have seen the name change once again to Karen Christian College, to incorporate Early Childhood Education and Counseling Studies so as to serve the society holistically. As mentioned above the college has trained approximately 500 Pastors, evangelists and other church workers who have and are still making impact in the Kenyan church and society.

The college has grown to an extent of establishing other affiliated course centers in the country, namely:  Nyambare Mission Center, Nyamira Centre, Kiptere Centre, Oyugis Centre, Kitale Center and Thessalia Course Center.

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