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Good Shepherd Church | Our Story
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Our Roots

 

Good Shepherd Church is part of the Africa Gospel Church (AGC) denomination. Our church traces its roots back to the work of missionaries from the World Gospel Mission starting in 1932. Good Shepherd is a Bible-believing community of believers within the Wesleyan Arminian evangelical heritage. AGC is one of the largest evangelical denominations in Kenya. The church traces its roots back to 1932 as a result of the work done by missionaries from the World Gospel Mission. Thereafter, following its registration as an autonomous entity in 29th August 1961, AGC has grown astronomically. Currently, its congregation stands close to 1,700 people spread in different parts of the country and East Africa.

 


Our Vision

 

“A community of Christ followers reaching the lost, making disciples and ministering to the whole person through the power of the Holy Spirit”

 

Matt 28:18-20

 


Our Mission

 

“We exist to glorify God through worship, obedience of the Word, fellowship, prayer, equipping the saints for ministry, outreach to the lost and active involvement in the social ministry “

 

Phil 1:11

 


Our Core values

 

  • Mentoring (1 Cor 1:11)
  • Fellowship (1 John 1:7)
  • Scripture (Ps 119:105)
  • Diversity (Gal 3:28)
  • Service (Eph 4:11-12)
  • Missions (Matt 28:19-20)
  • Prayer (Col 4:2)
  • Worship (Ps 95:6)
  • Community (Acts 2:41-43)
  • Family (Eph 1:4-6)

Our Foundational Beliefs

 

Members of the Africa Gospel Church declare their belief:

 

  • That both Old and New Testaments constitute the divinely Inspired Word of God, inerrant in the originals and the final authority for life and faith.
  • That there is one God, eternally existent in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with personality and deity.
  • That the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, manifested in the flesh through the virgin birth, died on Calvary for the redemption of the human family, all of whom may be saved from sin through faith in Him.
  • That man, although created by God in His own image and likeness fell into sin through disobedience and “…so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
  • In the salvation of the human soul, including the new birth; and in a subsequent work of God in the soul, a crisis, wrought by faith, whereby the heart is cleansed from all sin and filled with the Holy Spirit. This gracious experience is retained by faith as expressed in a constant obedience to God’s revealed Will, thus giving us perfect cleansing moment by moment. That the Church is the body of Christ; that all who are united by faith to Christ are members of the same; and that having become members of one another, it is our solemn covenant duty to fellowship with one another in peace, and to love one another with pure and fervent hearts.
  • That our Lord Jesus Christ in His literal resurrection from the dead is the living guarantee of the resurrection of all human beings; the believing saved to conscious eternal joy and the unbelieving lost to conscious eternal punishment.
  • That our Lord Jesus Christ, in fulfillment of His own promise both angelically and apostolically attested, will personally return in power and great glory.