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Oral History Interviews with Habil Raphael Omungu

 Collection
Identifier: CN 605

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Omungu, a Kenyan of the Luo tribe. Topics covered include his family background, his parents’ faith, his own conversion at a Billy Graham meeting and the development of his spiritual life through the years, his education at Pan Africa Christian College, his experiences as an ordained Anglican priest in several churches, including All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi; Anglicanism in Kenya; the larger Christianity community in Kenya, particularly the impact of Pentecostalism; the debate over the ordination of homosexual priests within the Anglican communion worldwide. The events in this interview cover the years 1960-2004.

Rev. Habil Omungu was interviewed by Bob Shuster on September 29, 2004, and September 30, 2005, at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Dates

  • 2004-2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the audio recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Habil Raphael Omungu

Birth: May 1960 in Nairobi, Kenya

Family:

Parents: Raphael and Joanna Omungu

Siblings: Four, including his brother Benson

Marital Status: Married to Claire Omungu, ca. 1990

Children: Emmanuel, Hope, Joseph

Conversion: December 1976 at a Billy Graham evangelistic rally in Nairobi

Ordination: December 1990

Education:

1981 - Graduated Upperhill School in Nairobi with a high school certificate

1986-1989 - Pan Africa Christian College, Nairobi, graduated with BA in Bible and Theology

1989 - Pre-ordination training at Trinity College

2004-2006 - Wheaton College Graduate School, graduated with an MA in Intercultural Studies

Career:

1980s - Cashier in a coffee and food exporting firm

1989-1991 - Deacon in St. Mark’s Church, Westlands, Kenya

1992-1995 - Vicar of St. Peter’s Church, Embakasi, Kenya

1995-1996 - Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd-Langata, Nairobi, Kenya

1997-2003 - Assistant to the Provost and Acting Provost of All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya

2003-2004 - Vicar of St. Francis Church and Dean of St. Francis Deanery, Karen, Kenya

Other Significant Information: Professionally trained as an accountant

Extent

3 Audio Tapes

217 Minutes

Language of Materials

English