Collection 690: Oral History Interviews with Elias Kiptoo Ng’etich
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.
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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
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
- Africa Inland Mission.
- Animism -- Kenya.
- Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches.
- Christian education -- Kenya.
- Christianity and culture -- Kenya.
- Church camps.
- Church development, New -- Kenya.
- Church history.
- Church work with youth -- Kenya
- Clergy -- Job stress.
- Clergy, training of -- Kenya.
- Crosby, Fanny, 1820-1915.
- Education -- Kenya.
- Evangelicalism -- Kenya.
- Evangelistic work -- Kenya.
- Gehman, Richard J., 1935-
- Indigenous church administration -- Kenya.
- Kenya -- Religion.
- Kibor, Esther Jelimo.
- Kibor, Jacob Zablon
- Lord's Supper.
- Missionaries -- Kenya.
- Moi University
- Muslims -- Kenya.
- Nandi language.
- Ng’etich, Elias Kiptoo.
- Pentecostalism -- Kenya.
- Prayer -- Christianity.
- Preaching -- Study and teaching.
- Religious and ecclesiastical institutions -- Kenya.
- Revivals -- Africa, East.
- Scott Theological College.
- Tarus, David Kirwa
- Terrorism -- Kenya
- Theological seminaries -- Kenya.
- Thomas, à Kempis, 1380-1471.
- Tutu, Desmond.
- Women in church work -- Kenya.
- Collection 690: Oral History Interviews with Elias Kiptoo Ng’etich
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