Bishop Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit, a traditionalist who nonetheless steered clear of gay issues, has been elected the new archbishop of Kenya. Ole Sapit, 52, who headed Kericho Diocese in western Kenya, will replace outgoing Archbishop Eliud Wabukala and also serve as bishop of All Saints Cathedral, the national seat of the Anglican Church.
Ole Sapit said a priority would be playing a role in restoring stability in his multi ethnic country with its recent history of election violence and inter tribal conflict, as well as terrorist attacks by the Somali al-Shabab militant group. “The church has spoken and this is the voice of God,” he said. “The first task is to unite ourselves, so that we can unite the country.”
Ole Sapit comes from the Maasai, a semi nomadic people who worship their own deity, though a number have adopted Christianity. The archbishop-elect is expected to follow in the footsteps of
Wabukala, a conservative and leading advocate for spiritual and doctrinal integrity in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
He was an evangelist before training for ministry and obtained an M.A. in Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods, from the University of Reading, which will give him additional
understanding in helping to bring peace and stability to Kenya.
Source: BCNN5 – African News from a Christian Perspective.
Bible Study: 1 Samuel 3:19-21
PRAISE God for a new archbishop who upholds Biblical integrity. PRAY that – like Samuel – he may be a true spiritual leader for his nation.