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Evans Kariuki at World Harvest Church in 2015 preaching "No White Flags"
|Denomination||Non-denominational Christianity, Pentecostal, Evangelical|
|Church||Eternal Life Harvest Center|
|Nationality||Kenyan & American|
|Home town||Knoxville, Tennessee|
January 24, 1982
Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
|Spouse||Ashley Kariuki ()|
|Children||Zoe Kariuki , Zion Kariuki , Zach Kariuki|
|Based in||Knoxville, 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, 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 :
- He could succeed financially despite coming from a poor financial background as long as he was willing to put on extra-ordinary handwork .
- 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. 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]
- FirebrandNation. "Home". Firebrand School of Ministry. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
- 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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