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Methodist Church in Kenya inducts Deye as new Presiding Bishop

The newly elected head of the Methodist Church of Kenya Presiding Bishop Isaya Deye has reaffirmed his commitment to restoring peace in the church, a report that marks the beginning of a new chapter for the church and congregants who have been growing weary and frustrated by the church’s top leadership.

Speaking during his installation as the 7th Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Kenya, an event that was held at The Methodist Resort and Conference Centre, Bishop Deye acknowledged the fact that the church has experienced a lenghthy difficult period marked by disunity, a thing he promised to prioritize during his tenure.

“In the past couple of months, if not years, much has happened in our church that calls for reconciliation. The love between us as members of the Methodist Church in Kenya has been negatively affected by what has been happening in our church. However, as Christians we have a role model in Jesus Christ who is the great reconciler,” said Deye.

Deye further revealed his support for the ongoing national dialogue that seek to find a lasting solution to disunity that is experienced in the country after every election cycle.

“My vision includes peace and reconciliation not only in the Church but also in the societies that we live in. It is in this spirit that the Methodist Church in Kenya supports the national dialogue and reconciliation efforts between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio political parties. The successful outcome of these talks will make our country a better place for all of us,” he added.

On evangelism, Deye promised to use his new ecclesial role in tackling the various problems that Christians face in the world today, including false Christian doctrines that are taking root in many societies worldwide.

“My other vision for the church is on Mission and Evangelism. For the church to play its important role in the Great Commission. It must involve itself in Evangelistic Missions not only in the country but around the world. By so doing, the church will be able to spread the Word of God and successfully tackle problem that Christians face today,”Deye affirmed.

The induction Service was conducted by the Former Presiding Bishops, Rev. Dr. Lawi Imathiu, Rev. Dr Stephen Kanyaru and Rev. Prof. Zablon Nthamburi.

Present were Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, The Governor of Tana River County, Godhana Dhadho, Senator Danson Mungatana of Tana River County,Galole Mp Said Hiribae, Charity Kathambi Chepkwony of Njolo and Meru Women Representative Elizabeth Karambu among others.

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