Dr. Steve Kabachia

WHERE WE BEGAN...

Jesus Harvesters Ministries (JHM) is the culmination of years of work for Bishop Dr. Steve Kabachia and his wife Jennifer. This ministry has evolved out of a passion for God and a burden for His people. Together with other evangelists of like mind, Steve founded JHM in Garrisa town of North Kenya in the early 1980's as a non-denominational evangelistic ministry. 

 Steve and Jennifer Kabachia stand before the home church in Madaraka neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya

Steve and Jennifer Kabachia stand before the home church in Madaraka neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya

In 1984, God challenged Steve to move from making converts to making disciples. This came through a vision of an open basket from where the birds of the air ate the seeds. There was an urgency to cover the basket so as to contain the harvest. In 1985, with his newly wedded wife, Steve went to the United States of America for further theological training so as to know how to cover the basket.  He was to learn that covering the basket meant planting of churches to make disciples.

In 1987, JHM was incorporated as an Alabama non-profit organization to support the vision God gave Steve and Jennifer. Bishop Kabachia studied and received his BA in Theology from Southeastern Bible College in 1988. He continued his education and received a Masters of Education from the University of Montevallo in Birmingham, Alabama in 1989 and an MA in Missions from Birmingham Theological Seminary 1989. Dr. Kabachia obtained his Doctorate of Ministry in Missions at Trinity International University in Chicago, Illinois in 1992. 

The Kabachias then went back to Kenya and planted Agape Bible Church in the heart of Nairobi.  The ministry has a focus on evangelism and church-planting, targeting the unreached and the un-churched in East Africa. We have established churches throughout all over Kenya from large towns to small villages.  We have also planted churches in other east African countries including South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

A board of directors of Godly men gives accountability and direction to this ministry.  The ministry also has an advisory board of men of integrity, who mentored Steve over the years who include: Tim King, Skip Nesbit, Dr. Frank Barker, Dr. George and Betty Jackson, and Dr. Mike McLemore. 

The Kabachias are blessed with 8 children and they all love the Lord.  

On December 26th, 2013, Steve went home to be with the Lord.  We rejoice in his life and legacy and praise God for his example to follow.  We mourn the loss of our founder, but the work of church-planting and discipleship continues to this very day.

Euben Ezemadu of the Movement of African National Initiatives (MANI) wrote a touching tribute to Dr. Kabachia.  Click here to read more...