The city of Nakuru lies just south of the equator and is one of the fastest-growing cities in all of Africa.
Nakuru is one of the largest cities in Kenya, which is considered the “gateway to Africa” for both commerce and Christianity. For the Church, Kenya represents a potential launching pad for work in the Muslim countries of Northern Africa and we believe that God is prepared to do some great work through the culturally displaced people of Nakuru.
Nakuru County, which includes the city of Nakuru and 12 surrounding towns, is home to several tourist destinations, including Lake Navaisha and Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for the hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos that line the shore of the lake each year. The park is home to countless species of birds as well as rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffe, zebras and more.
Nakuru Town, the heart of the city and county, is a hub of economic and social activity, with thriving markets in agriculture, manufacturing and tourism as well as educational centers. The city is currently experiencing a population boom as individuals and corporations migrate northward to escape the high-price, high-crime city of Nairobi.
The existing business, infrastructure and population combined with emerging markets, ongoing investment and migration from Nairobi and other parts of the country place Nakuru on the leading edge of the future of Kenya. We believe that this city is primed for a great church community that serves culturally-displaced people.