What Is PACE Ministries?
PACE Ministries (Pan African Christian Exchange) is a growing ministry based out of Nyahururu, Kenya. Our aim is to equip the poor with affordable, quality education and health care and to reconnect African Church with our brothers and sisters of the Diaspora. There are five branches to PACE – Office Administration, The Academy (grades 1-7), The Vocational College (mechanics, electrical engineering, sowing, hairdressing etc), The Health and Dental Clinic, and PAST (Pan African School of Theology). PACE is also one of the few organizations in this area that focuses on locally supported national compassion outreach.
When Wachira Ngamau was a graduate student in America, he realised that Christians of African heritage were in a unique position as missioners to the world. Because people of African heritage have shared histories of slavery, oppression and the struggle for self – identity and self – actualisation, Wachira embraced the idea of Pan African Christian Exchange. He organised a mission trip back to Kenya with mostly African American Christians in 1989. This trip provided an opportunity for cross–cultural bridge–building ministry with Black and White Americans and Africans. For over 25 years, Africans, African Americans and non–Africans have served Africans thru PACE Ministries.
Mission of PACE
Pan African Christian Exchange (PACE) Ministries serves the marginalised and economically challenged communities of Kenya (as the host country), of African nations and of the African Diaspora in the United States of America, in the Caribbean and in South America. Our services include, but are not limited to, providing
- Educational opportunities for persons needing elementary, high school, vocational and/or religious studies:
- Economic development opportunities for women, youth and the needy;
- Affordable healthcare and dental services especially to infants, children, women, and senior citizens; and
- Christian evangelism, church and community leadership training, and Community Development partnership.
From Nursery School to Vocational College and Bible School, we seek to empower and equip the marginalised.
Primary Children have a new library, a place to enjoy reading for pleasure.
The Pan African Nursery allows parents to be assisted in the foundational development of their infant and pre–school children. Our Primary School moves the child into formal graded education in accordance with the Kenya Ministry of Education curriculum. PACE added the High School in 2011 and graduated its first class in 2014. A child who does not make it to University can learn trades and certified professional skills at our vocational college. Those who are called to Christian ministry can learn more about the Bible and Christian ministry by joining one of the three programs offered at our Bible School.
Pastors, the spiritual leaders of the community, attend special seminars at PACE.
PACE also serves the community through the Medical and Dental Clinics on campus.
During the dry seasons, our neighbours get clean water from PACE.
What does PACE Offer?
PACE Ministries Kenya offers a wide variety of services to a many different people groups within East Africa. PACE USA offers mission trip coordination services to churches across North America. In Kenya, we offer education and health services to the poor, needy and internally displaced persons of Kenya and other East African countries, quality vocational education for individuals seeking to gain practical skills for self-employment, and theological studies for pastors and anyone else wishing to pursue theological higher education.
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There are many areas that one can serve, and we welcome you to browse our website and consider the possibilities. As we say in Kenya: “Karibuni sana” or “You are most welcomed”.