Agape Fellowship Centre
National Executive Council
Bishop Evans Achanga
Bishop Achanga is the presiding bishop over Agape Fellowship. He is also the senior pastor of the AFC Church in Chavakali and has been serving in Christian ministry since 1988. He started working in youth ministry with villages, high schools and colleges, focusing on academic excellence and living a life of purity. He counsels teens and youth especially when outreaching to schools and colleges. He is involved in both pre-marital and marital counseling by hosting seminars, mentoring engaged couples, and teaching through radio ministry. Bishop Achanga also has a great passion for evangelism, missions, church planting, discipleship, and leadership development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Theology, Diplomas in Christian ministry and Business Administration, and a certificate in accounting. He is married to Mellen and has two sons.
Rev Antony Irungu
Rev. Irungu serves as the Pastor for the AFC Church in Madaraka. In his leadership role for Agape Fellowship, he is the Nairobi West District Overseer and the the 1st Vice Chairman of the NEC. He is a church planter and holds a Certificate in Evangelism and Diploma in Bible & Theology.
Rev Peter Kaunda
Rev Kaunda is the Pastor of the AFC Church in Kasarani. He also serves as the Nairobi North District Overseer and AFC General Secretary. In addition, he holds the position of Academic Dean of the Jesus Harvesters Bible College in Nairobi. He is a Lecturer at the Transformational Church Leadership Program (TCLDP) Pan Africa Christian University and Dr. Cho’s Africa Mission Center, Youngsan Bible College. He is also a trained electrician. He holds a Certificate in Christian Ministries, Certificates in Contemporary Missions and in World Missions, Diploma in Bible &Theology, BA in Bible & Theology, MA in Global Urban Leadership.
Rev Isaac Muthamah
Rev. Mathamah is the Pastor of the AFC Church in Machakos. He also serves as the District Overseer of the Eastern District. He is also the National Treasurer for all of the AFC Churches. Additionally, he is a Lecturer at the Machakos Teachers Training College (MTTC) and Head of Education Department at MTTC. He is the ISO Quality Manager and Registered Lead Auditor with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS). He is an Accredited Counsellor with Kenya Counselling Association (KCA) and holds a Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Educational Studies, Master of Biblical Studies and Master of Educational Policy & Administration.
Bishop Eliud Soi
Rev. Soi is the Pastor at the AFC Church in Utawala. He is an AFC Board of Trustees Member and Chairman of the Jesus Harvesters Bible College in Nairobi. He currently serves as bishop of the Agape Fellowship Centre. Previously, he has served as the Deputy Bishop (1998-2005) and General Secretary of AFC (2006-2012). He has previously been involved with the Educational Assessment and Placement Ministry of Education and High School and College Ministry for 20 years. Since 1984, he has served as the Machakos and Makueni Teams Evangelism Patron. He serves as director of the Marriage Ministries International since 1993. Rev. Soi has been married for 30 years and has three children. He holds a MA in Christian Ministry (Luther Rice University, Georgia, USA).
Rev John Gicheru
Rev. Gicheru is the Pastor at the AFC Church in Karatina. He also serves as the District Overseer of the Mt. Kenya North District. He is also the Administrator of the Pavilion Village Children Home. He serves the Agape Fellowship National Missions Coordinator and is the 2nd Vice Chairman of the NEC. He holds a Diploma in Bible & Theology.
Rev Joe Kinyanjui
Rev. Kinyanjui is the Pastor at the AFC Church in Gatuya. He serves as the District Overseer of the Mt. Kenya South District. He is also the Assistant General Secretary for Agape Fellowship. He holds a Diploma in Bible & Theology.
Rev Macdonald Munga
Rev. Munga is the Pastor of the AFC Church at Kilifi. He is also the Kilifi District Overseer. He serves as the Assistant National Treasurer for Agape Fellowship. He is a Practicing Nursing Officer and holds a Certificate in Nursing and Diploma in Bible & Theology.
USA Board of Directors
dr. kyle hudgens - Chairman
Dr. Hudgens was born again at the age of seventeen. A friend asked him to go to Africa in order to investigate the possibility of doing medical clinics as a tool for evangelism. Now sixteen years later he continues to go yearly with teams to be used by God to bring people to Himself. Dr. Hudgens is a Neurologist in Birmingham, Alabama. His wife Kathy who is an RN joins him yearly and is an important part of the team. Kyle and Kathy have three children and three grandchildren.
Leah Chege was born and raised in Kenya and started her journey with JHM in 1994, when she joined the launching of the Agape Church in Nairobi. She served as a member of the worship team until 1996 when she moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend college. She graduated from Birmingham School of Law in 2011 and is a practicing attorney. Leah is married to Rev. Chege Munyiri, who is a younger brother to the late Dr. Steve Kabachia and lives in Birmingham with her husband and three sons. Her life’s journey is a testimony of lives changed through JHM.
Ed Henderson was born and raised in Andalusia, AL where he accepted Christ at the age of nine. He later attended Auburn University where he attained a BS in Electrical Engineering. Following several years in the electrical and nuclear engineering fields, he moved into information technology, where he has been in technical and sales positions for the majority of his career.
In the late 1990's, he was asked by Dr. Steve Kabachia to join the Board of Jesus Harvesters Ministries. He and his wife Janet live in Birmingham and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Dr. Carl Grimmett
Carl was born in Birmingham and grew up in Trussville Alabama. He asked Jesus in his life at age 12. He attended Auburn University and graduated from their School of
Veterinary medicine. He opened Grayson Valley Pet Clinic and has worked there for 34 years. The thought of going on a mission trip to do veterinary medicine was on
his mind for several years. So when the opportunity came, he was excited
to go. Carl and his wife Becky have been on 3 trips to Kenya so far. Plan to do more. He enjoys treating the animals, telling people about Jesus , and getting to know the Kenyan people in the process. Becky enjoys working with the pharmacist as they dispense medicines desperately needed by the people. Carl and Becky attend First Baptist Church of Trussville. They have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren .
Mr. Johnson was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up as an Air Force brat (moved all over the place). He attended the University of Alabama and holds a BS in Accounting. He earned his CPA certificate in Colorado working for a local CPA firm in 1980. Gradually, he became interested in computers and software and started his own business in 1985. In 2007 he and Dr. Steve Kabachia met and was asked to join the Board of Directors of Jesus Harvesters Ministries and later became the Treasurer. Mr. Johnson and his wife Carrie live in Pelham, have three children and attend The Connection Church in Pelham.
Dr. Jones was raised in the Midwest (Iowa and Indiana) and went to Indiana University School of Medicine. He fell in love with Kenya during a 2 month rotation at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya during medical school. He practiced emergency medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 6 years before marrying a Southern girl and relocating to Birmingham. His wife Mary is a pediatrician originally from Louisiana. Together they have been on 5 trips with JHM and anticipate many more. They have brought 2 of their 5 children so far and hope to get all of them back in the upcoming years. Jeff is currently the emergency department medical director at Grandview Medical Center.
Hugh was born and raised in Russellville, Alabama. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 12 while attending vacation bible school. After graduating from Russellville High School, Hugh attended the University of North Alabama and earned bachelor degrees in history and accounting. He then attended the University of Alabama and earned a master’s degree in accounting. After graduate school, he moved to Birmingham to work with the public accounting firm of Ernst and Young. While at E&Y, Hugh met his future wife, Kelly Russell. Hugh and Kelly were married in 1991 and moved to Trussville. They have three children, Abby, Will and Hudson. Hugh and Kelly have been active in preschool, youth basketball, and missions programs at their church, First Baptist Church of Trussville. Hugh has spent the majority of his working career in the administrative and financial side of the healthcare industry; working 14 years with the Baptist Health System and owning both a hospice and non-medical home care agency during his career. Kelly works in the accounting department at Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Jeremy Rogers
Dr. Rogers was born and raised in Alabama, attended medical school at the University of Alabama but completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware. He has been practicing emergency medicine in the Birmingham area for the past 12 years. About 10 years ago, God was drawing him to look for opportunities to serve overseas in short-term missions when he was approached by Dr. Hudgens to join him in Africa. Since that time, Dr. Rogers has participated in JHM's medical-church planting missions efforts in Kenya and Uganda. His desire is to reach unreached, unengaged and unchurched people groups throughout east Africa with the Gospel. He and his wife Becky have two children, Anne Stewart and Hudson.
Larry Wren was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but was raised in Tampa, Florida. After being born again Larry moved back to Birmingham to start a new life. It was at Metropolitan Church of God in Birmingham that Larry was introduce to Steve and Jennifer Kabachia by Dr. Raymond Culpepper. Steve and Jennifer were in Birmingham working on their college degrees in the late 80's. Larry has been on Jesus Harvesters Ministry board of directors since the early 90's and has witnessed the founding and building of over 160 churches in East Africa and the Masai Children Village in Loitoktok region of Kenya.