2002 – This year, the KANU era ended and the NARC government came into power. One of their first acts was to freeze development of all land near forests. A frustrating two year period followed. Yet as the church prayed over the next two years, we felt God asking us not to move to one location but to start five different churches at the same time! That’s how Mavuno Church came to be.
2005 – We started our first service at the South C Sports Club on Aug 7th 2005. It was an exciting day – 398 adults + kids attended that first service. Pst. Oscar Muriu of Nairobi Chapel preached, and we cut cake and took a group picture. The ministry thrived, but the club proved to be a difficult venue. It was soon clear that we would need to find another venue.
2009 – On the last Sunday of May 2009, we had our first service at Bellevue. In that first month alone, the church grew from 400 to 1600 people! This season also saw Mavuno’s vision for church plants across Africa and the gateway cities of the world, begin to kick-start. To date, there are ten Mavuno Churches, five in Kenya, four across other African nations, and one in Berlin, Germany.
2014 – In February 2014, Mavuno moved its central campus from its Bellevue location to Athi River, and renamed it the Hill City Campus. Since then Mavuno has continued to plant culture-defining churches all throughout Africa, with one additional campus in Berlin, Germany.