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Collection 641 Oral History Interviews with David Kirwa Tarus

Identifier: CN 641

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with David Kirwa Tarus, a Kenyan pastor and theologian. Tarus describes the ministry of his parents; growing up in Kenya; his conversion; spiritual development; Scott Theological College; the Africa Inland Church in Kenya; Scott’s satellite campus in Eldoret; the general condition of Christianity in Kenya; his impressions of the United States and Wheaton Graduate School; the 2008 election of Barak Obama. The interview covers the time period 1979-2008.

David Kirwa Tarus was interviewed by Bob Shuster November 2008 in the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.


  • 2008


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: David Kirwa Tarus

Birth: October 29, 1979, a member of the Kalenjin people


Parents: Joshua and Salina Misol

Siblings: Six brothers and two sisters

Marital Status: Married to Jeanne Ng'eno

Conversion: August 1993, while attending a Christian camp


?-2000: Kemeloi High School for Boys

?-2005: Graduated from Scott Theological College, Machakos, Kenya

2008-2010: Attended Wheaton Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. Graduated with a MA in Historical and Systematic Theology.


?-2005? - Chief public relations officer of Scott Theological College while attending the school as a student

July 2005-? - Director of the Eldoret satellite campus of Scott Theological College, also head of the theology department. Started campus from scratch, hiring staff and faculty and recruiting students.

July 2005-? - Associate pastor of the AIC Kosirai Church, Eldoret, Kenya

2006 - Host of a Christian radio talk show, the Balidika Show, aimed at youth on Satui Ya Rehema Radio (Voice of Mercy) Other significant information

Head of the Christian Union at his secondary school

While attending Scott Theological College also served in Nairobi as a youth pastor (AIC Kasarani)


2 Sound Recordings

195 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by David Kirwa Tarus in November 2008.

Accession: 08-58, 08-61

June 11, 2020

Bob Shuster

Collection 641 Oral History Interviews with David Kirwa Tarus
Bob Shuster
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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