Street Church Honoured in Kenya
Archbishop Dr. Gerry Kibarabara, the secretary general of United Christian Churches of Kenya’s Supreme Council, recently hosted Calgary street preacher Artur Pawlowski on an African crusade where he got to see first hand and for the first time the impact that his ministry’s founding and supporting role of an African orphanage, school, medical clinic, church and evangelistic street ministry has had on Africans. Pawlowski was received openly and was encouraged to find out that the African Archbishop was aware of the constitutional battles for religious freedom in Canada that Artur and his ministry have been fighting.
As a man who was actively involved in the fight for freedom and independence in the Kenyan Mau Mau Uprising between 1952 and 1960, and one who himself has stood for Christian beliefs in the political and business community in Africa, Archbishop Kibarabara really appreciated Pawlowski’s commitment to stand for freedom and democracy. Due to Pawlowski’s influence for the Christian community in Kenya and abroad the Archbishop presented Calgary’s street preacher with an honorary Kenyan ordination.
“I am greatly honoured and humbled by this ordination and amazed at how far reaching our little contribution has been to the population of Kenya. It’s strange to me how in both Europe and Africa we are embraced and appreciated for our commitment and resilience in fighting for what is good, but in Canada, we meet with resistance and opposition from the very people we are fighting for. It reminds me of the words of Jesus, where He stated that ‘the prophet has no honour in his own country’,” stated Pawlowski.
Artur Pawlowski is presently working on putting together a chicken farm for various feeding programs in the capital city of Nairobi and is raising funds for deep water drills in an effort to bring fresh drinking water to various communities throughout Kenya.
The rest of the team that was in Kenya with Pawlowski were presented with “Certificate of Appreciation” for their participation in assisting Kenyans with humanitarian work.
“I believe in investing in people’s lives wherever they may be. It’s a great honour to be able to help people in need, especially in Africa. I was so impressed at how far the dollar goes there. They are doing so much with so little. We really could learn quite a bit from them,” said Pawlowski.
More on Archbishop Dr. Gerry Kibarabara
Kibarabara is well known in Kenya and is often called upon by government officials there to do swearing-in ceremonies and say prayers at the beginnings of meetings.
Kibarabara was raised from birth to be a warrior and help gain Kenya’s independence from Britain.
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- Spiritual Leader and founder of Gospel Assemblies of Kenya
- Founder and National President of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International (Kenya) and Africa.
- Founder and Secretary General of Supreme Council of U.C.C.K –United Christian Churches of Kenya (Umbrella for Pentecostals,Indigenious, Independent and Protestant Churches).
- President and C.E.O of Africa Society (Africa Relief Peace, Justice and Reconciliation)
- Founder Member –Wells for Kenya Inc. A vision for GAK to dig wells in Drought Areas of Kenya to facilitate water for humans and animals.
- Founder – First Borns Christian Centers and Schools.
- Senior Elder /Trustee – Kenya Peace and Reconciliation Committees.
- International Convention Speaker also for Good News Television and Radio Programme.
- Preached and lectured in over 85 countries of the world.
- Served in Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International as Vice-president of the World Executive board.
- Served as president – Pan African Council of FGBMFI.
- Served as Commissioner of Kenya National Census Executive Steering Committee-1999.
- Appointed as a commissioner – Constitutional Review Commissions of Kenya (CKRK) 2001 (Original Group).