Collection 605 Oral History Interviews with Habil Raphael Omungu
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.
- Omungu, Habil Raphael. (Person)
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Full name: Habil Raphael Omungu
Birth: May 1960 in Nairobi, Kenya
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
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
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
3 Audio Tapes
Language of Materials
Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives from Rev. Omungu in September 2004 and September 2005.
Accession: 04-51, 05-58
May 29, 2019
- AIDS (Disease)
- AIDS (Disease) -- Africa
- AIDS (disease) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- All Saints Cathedral (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Catholic Church -- Kenya.
- Church and state -- Kenya.
- Clergy -- Appointment, call, election.
- Conversion -- Personal narratives.
- Decolonization--Kenya--History--20th century
- Evangelicalism -- Kenya.
- Evangelistic work -- Kenya.
- Fee, Gordon D.
- Freemasons -- Kenya
- Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
- Jesus (Motion Picture)
- Moi, Daniel Arap, 1924-2020.
- Nairobi (Kenya)
- Nzimbi, Benjamin, 1944-
- Olang', Festo.
- PACLA Rally with Billy Graham (1976 : Nairobi, Kenya)
- Pan African Christian University (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Pentecostalism -- Kenya.
- Swahili language.
- Theological seminaries -- Kenya.
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Graduate school.
- Oral History Interviews with Habil Raphael Omungu
- Bob Shuster
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