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Evans Kariuki
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Evans Kariuki at World Harvest Church in 2015 preaching "No White Flags"
TitleSenior Pastor
Evans Kariuki

(1982-01-24) January 24, 1982 (age 37)
NationalityKenyan & American
Home townKnoxville, Tennessee
Ashley Kariuki (Undated.)
ChildrenZoe Kariuki , Zion Kariuki , Zach Kariuki
ParentsMargaret Wanjiru
DenominationNon-denominational Christianity, Pentecostal, Evangelical
Military service
ChurchEternal Life Harvest Center
Senior posting
Based inKnoxville, Tennessee

Evans Kariuki (born 24 January 1982 ) is an American based preacher of Kenyan descent. He is the son to Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Kariuki - a radical kenyan preacher and stateswoman and brother to Stephen Kariuki - a former Mathare constituency member of parliament .

He is an author , television host , evangelist , chancellor of Firebrand School Of Ministry,[1]  and founder of Firebrand Nation .

He has authored three books : Firebrand - a supernatural encounter with God ,  Fearless and When Heaven Speaks - The Secret of The Red Heifer .

The most famous of his books is Firebrand where he gets to tell of how God invaded his life at a time that he was caught up ‘flashy’ sinful lifestyle .

The book goes ahead to tell how during a service which Bishop Margaret (his mother) - he was told to lay hands on a leprous stiff man - and as the man arose , he (Evans Kariuki) fell to the floor with a thud - this marked a new beginning in his life .

He is a pastor in Eternal Life Harvest Center in Eastern Tennessee which he was ordained after the demise of the late Pst.James H. Davis in 2017 .

He is the president of  Evangelical Youth Alliance - the youth wing of Evangelical Alliance of Kenya .

He is also a reverend in Jesus Is Alive Ministries whose headquarters are in Nairobi , Kenya

Early life[edit | edit source]

Evans Kariuki was born in Nairobi , Kenya on 24/01/1982 .

He has two siblings : Stephen Kariuki (a politician) , and Purity Wanjira .

They were raised in a single-parent family setup , her mother, Margaret Wanjiru, being the family`s breadwinner .

In his book Firebrand , he says that her mother (who is now the founder and presiding bishop at Jesus Is Alive Ministry) once practiced witchcraft until a time she got saved and the family remodeled into a christian family .

Poverty , lack of school fees and lack of food were some of the hardships the family grew up in .

Later on in life , he ventured into business and got to make his first million Kenyan shillings ($100,000 according to current exchange rates) while he was just 18 years old.

Blowing up his first big income taught him two valuable lessons :

  1. He could succeed financially despite coming from a poor financial background as long as he was willing to put on extra-ordinary handwork .
  2. His business could only sprout better if he put money earned from profits back into the business instead of engaging in a lavish duplex lifestyle .

These two lessons and more that he acquired with time and experience have contributed to him pioneering one of Africa`s largest logistics and energy firm

Education[edit | edit source]

  • The Ohio State University

Degree Name : Masters in Operational Excellence Field Of StudyLean, TPS, Six Sigma

Dates : 2013 – 2014

Activities and Societies: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Master's degree : Operational Excellence

  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Degree Name : BS Field Of Study Logistics, Operations Management Statistics

Dates attended : 2002 – 2006

Activities and Societies: VP Council Of Supply Chain Management, Masters Executive Learning, Lean Project proposal was chosen for implementation in the Budweiser Plant.

In his book Firebrand , he says that God told him in a vision to close down his great business and join this college . He did so and this marked a new chapter in his life in ministry .

While at VCC , he got mentorship from Pastor Rod Parsley , who is the founder of World Harvest Church and as a student here he met his wife Ashley Kariuki.[2] Evans and Ashley Kariuki have been involved in great charity programs in Tennessee (Featured in ABC News` Wate-TV in this article) .

References[edit | edit source]

  1. FirebrandNation. "Home". Firebrand School of Ministry. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  2. staff, WATE 6 On Your Side (2018-03-14). "Knoxville non-profit using basketball to change lives". WATE. Retrieved 2018-09-20.

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