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7 Questions with HENRY OTIENO
Name: HENRY OTIENO
Current title: BISHOP
Current organization: AMAZING GRACE HUMANITARIAN MINISTRY
MY BIOGRAPHY – REV. HENRY OTIENO My name is Rev. Henry Otieno a born again Christian who is ready to serve God at all times. I was born in 1966 in an Anglican Home; my parents were church goers who were not saved. I heard the gospel of Jesus Christ in January 1983 and I was convicted of my sins and I got saved. The Holy Spirit of God indwelt me that same month. I am married with one wife and 3 children. I started preaching in schools and colleges and giving testimonies. I worked with the National Bank of Kenya for 17 years and later God insisted that I have to leave secular work and serve Him full time. I became a full time minister in 2000. I oversee churches, plant churches, teach and equip pastors and care for orphans at their places of residence; I care for vulnerable children, widows, HIV Positive and I also support my pastors who undergo humble beginnings with little money I get. I preach in hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, prisons, government offices, civic authority, I hold open air campaigns, I organize peacebuilding and reconciliation meetings, I also organize for free medical camps. I have a burden to preach the gospel globally and exhaust Africa with the gospel. WHAT I DO IN THE MINISTRY I am the chairman and founder of the Ministry. I oversee churches and pastors; I plant churches, evangelize locally and across Africa. I teach and equip spiritual leaders and government officials. I do charity work, care for orphans, widows, vulnerable children, HIV Positive and the disadvantaged. I organize free medical camps, build structures for the homeless and dig boreholes for the needy communities. My Ministry is called Amazing Grace Humanitarian Ministry, we are in Kisumu Kenya. Mission Statement: A life lived for others is a life lived worthwhile. Vision We want to know God and to make the world know God. kindly support my vision ,am on my knees praying for you ,,,, ,,https://amazinggraceministry.wixsite.com/home
1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?
2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I FELT THE CALL OF GOD IN MY LIFE WHICH FORCED ME TO RESIGN FROM MY SECULAR JOB AND BECAME A FULL TIME LEADER OF THE CHURCH
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I WAKE UP AT 4 IN THE MORNING AND HAVE A QUIET TIME WITH THE LORD. THEN I TAKE A MORNING WALK FROM 6 AM TO KEEP MY BODY FIT FOR ONE HOUR . I TAKE A SHOWER AND BREAKFAST , THEN I GO TO THE CHURCH OFFICE AND STAY THEIR UP TO 4 PM WHEN THERE IS NO VISITATION TO MAKE OR NO ERRAND TO RUN .THEN I GO BACK TO THE HOUSE TO BE WITH MY FAMILY .
4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH , IT IMPACTED MY LIFE ON SERVANT LEADERSHIP
5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
A LEADER MUST BE A GIVER
6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?
I DELEGATE DUTIES TO OTHERS IN MY INNER CIRCLE
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?
JOSEPH HAD A DREAM TO BE A LEADER, FOR HIS DREAM TO COME TRUE HE PASSED THROUGH REJECTION, AFFLICTIONS, CHALLENGES AND HE PERSEVERED.