23 General Assembly secretary General
Rev. Dr. Robert Waihenya ngugi
After serving in the legal profession for four years, Rev. Robert Waihenya responded to his long time calling into the Holy Ministry.
After training, he was ordained as a Minister with the Presbyterian church of East Africa (P.C.E.A.) in 2003. He was licensed and ordained within Limuru Presbytery and served within the same presbytery for three years. Later he was transferred to Ngong Presbytery where he became the Presbytery Clerk for a term of three years.
He was later transferred to Nyeri Hill Presbytery after his studies in the USA and there, he again served as the Presbytery Moderator for three years. After this, he was transferred to the Head Office Nairobi where he became the Director of Missions and Social Responsibilities Board.
Robert completed his PhD at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and specialized in Pastoral Theology, with a dissertation titled: The Effects of Ethnicity on Evangelization in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa: A case Study of P.C.E.A. Nairobi Region.
He holds two Masters Degrees; the first one in Pastoral Theology awarded by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa thesis being Impact of Pentecostalism to Christian Life in the Mainstream Churches: A Pastoral Study of Ongata Rongai in Kajiado County Area in Kenya.
The second Master’s degree was awarded by the Columbia Theological Seminary in the USA and the thesis of this was The Fall of the Social Authority in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. His Bachelor of Theology degree was awarded by the Presbyterian University of East Africa.
He is currently the National Director of The Missions and Social Responsibilities Board in P.C.E.A. Church. His role includes coordinating and planning the mission work, planting and building of new churches, overseeing the support of the personnel in the mission fields, ecumenical bodies coordination, partnerships coordination, fund raising for mission work, and advising the whole church on mission gaps and needs among others. Robert is married to Lucy Wangari since 1998 and they have three children: two boys and one girl. They also have three adopted children: two girls and one boy.
Robert’s main interests in the ministry are working with the vulnerable groups, projects planning, resource mobilization and preaching. His philosophy is “none can do it alone for none is smarter and stronger than all of us.”