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Collection 690: Oral History Interviews with Elias Kiptoo Ng’etich

Identifier: CN 690

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Elias Ng’etich, in which he describes his family background, the African Inland Church (AIC) he grew up in, his spiritual development and conversion, worship and Christian life in the church in which he grew up, youth evangelism activities, his first days at Scott Theological College, pastor of the AIC church in Chebaiyowo, Kenya; Moi University; typical day as a pastor, creation of the Scott satellite campus in Eldoret and teaching there; relations between Christians in Kenya; strengths and weaknesses of the church in Kenya; the Wheaton College Graduate School and his reflections on his experiences in the United States.

Rev. Elias Ng’etich was interviewed by Bob Shuster on October 18 and November 15 and 29, 2012 in the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives in Wheaton, Illinois.


  • 2012

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

Biographical Information

Full name: Elias Kiptoo Ng’etich

Birth: March 1977 in Trans-Nzoia, Kenya


Parents: Joel and Rose Ng’etich

Siblings: Four brothers, two sisters

Marital Status: Married to Chepchumba Maiyo Ng’etich

Children: 1 son, Javan Kipkala Ng’etich

Conversion: At the age of 15 gave his life to Christ August 7, 1992 during a youth rally

Ordination: In the Africa Inland Church of Kenya


?-1998 - Graduated from Nakuru High School in Nakuru, Kenya

?-2005 - Graduated from Scott Theological College in Machakos, Kenya with a bachelor’s degree in theology, B.Th.

?-2010 - Graduated from Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya with a M. Phil. in Religious Studies

2012-2013 - Attended Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

? Graduated from Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Kenya and with an M.A. in Sociology

? Graduated from the University of Cape Town, Cape Town South Africa with a PhD in Sociology of Religion


2005-2008 - Pastor of the Africa Inland Church (AIC) congregation in Eldoret, Kenya

2005-2008 - Lecturer at the Eldoret campus of Scott Theological College

2008-2014 - Assistant Lecturer at the main campus of Scott Theological College in Machakos, Kenya

2014 - Adjunct lecturer at Kisii University, Kisii, Kenya

2014 - Adjunct lecturer at the University of Eldoret, Kenya

2015-? - Lecturer at Moi University, Kenya

Other significant information: Began preaching at the age of 17


3 Sound Recordings

228 Minutes

Language of Materials


Additions and Accruals

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Elias Ng’etich in October and November 2012.

Accession: 12-39, 12-43, 12-46

December 1, 2020

Bob Shuster

Collection 690: Oral History Interviews with Elias Kiptoo Ng’etich
Bob Shuster
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187 US