Njenga Maina

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Leadership

Njenga Maina

Njenga was born and raised in the slums of Waithaka outside Nairobi, Kenya. While his parents worked hard to support the family, their meager incomes were insufficient to meet all of their needs. Things grew worse when his mother passed away from tuberculosis, but before she did, she’d enrolled Njenga in Compassion’s child development program at a local church. Her desire for him to receive an education so his life could be different than hers became a reality through his Compassion sponsorship. This led to him being the first person in his extended family to go to college.

A compelling communicator and true visionary, Njenga loves to inspire and equip Christians of all walks of life to use their God-given gifts to be a blessing to those in need all over the world. He passionately believes in the vital role of the local church to meet and solve the spiritual, economic, physical and emotional needs of people in Jesus name.

Njenga earned his Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Nairobi, Kenya, and his Master of Intercultural and Urban Studies degree from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Christian Ministry at Grand Canyon University where he also works as a Global Outreach Coordinator. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife Dominique and their daughter Imara.

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