Reverend Kathy Kiuna is one of the most identical preachers in the history of Kenya. She is the co-founder of Jubilee Christian Church(JCC) which was started in 1999 under the leadership of her husband Bishop Allan Kiuna. Reverend Kiuna is currently in charge of the “daughters of Zion” ministry which was born in 2003 and focuses on uplifting women. The history of Kathy Kiuna is outstanding, having risen from a mere secretary to becoming a very respectable preacher in Kenya.
Here is The Biography of Reverend Kathy Kiuna.
Reverend Kathy Kiuna recalls how her spiritual journey began while she was just 22 years old. This is a factor that has made her rise in the ministry. She recalls that she was just any other girl, who loved partying and social life.
Reverend Kathy recalls that once she was done with her high school, she joined Queensway Secretarial college where she pursued a secretarial course. She later worked as a secretary while she worked on her vocals as a singer in the worship team at Faith Evangelist Ministries. This ministry was under the stewardship of Teresia Wairimu.
The Reverend recalls how she met her lover, Bishop Allan at the same ministry. Reverend Kathy and Allan have been married for 22 years, having met on December 10, 1994, and they are blessed with successful children. Their firstborn called Vanessa is a lawyer aged 26 years and happily married. Their second-born named Stephen is an architect aged 21 years. Their son Jeremy is aged 16 years wand still in high school.
Reverend Kathy explains how their wedding was simple and satisfactory. She explains that her marriage life has had its ups and downs, having experienced even the worst phase of life.
The newly wedded couple initially decided to venture into the printing business. Unfortunately, the business did not perform well and they had to close shop. Additionally, they were auctioned and lost every belonging they had. Kathy with her husband had to remain empty with no roof on their heads and no cash. In a statement, the Reverend explains that a widow came to their rescue at such a tough moment and hosted them. It was at this moment that they sought GOD on a serious note.
The Kiuna’s Ministry.
Looking back at where they have come from, Reverend Kathy narrates how they would receive negative comments from their friends once they invite them to join their church. Their own friends had become part of the mockery, but the unity and bond they had for each other as a family did not stop them. Despite the doubtful experience they had due to poverty, they still had faith that their church would grow.
The process of establishing a church was a miracle for them for it began on 17th January 1999. They got a place at Temus restaurant, which was owned by Terry Mungai. The owner allowed them to use the premises for 3,700 a month. By that time such a figure was quite high for them.
Through the startup, GOD was with them for they began getting volunteers as someone offered to print the church fliers for free. In addition, a certain pstor gave them an envelope with Kshs. 10,000. This hepled the family to fully budget for the church and even got an extra amount to offer the congregation biscuits and tea after service.
Bishop recalls that the day of service reached as planned having been on a Sunday, 17th January 1999. The venue which could support 40 people, was filled with friends, family and observors. Unfortunately, the second sunday was a dissapointment to them for the place was only occupied by six congregants.
However, the Kiunas kept to their faith and through the months, the church would shift froom eight congregants to six, to ten. Currently, the church hosts a congregation of 5,000 regular congregants.
Initially, Reverend Kathy Kiuna would lead the worship while her husband would preach but as the church grew, duties were evenly distributed. Today, Reverend Kathy mostly leads the choir as she is quite talented. She has released four albums, one solo and three with her friends.
Reverend Kathy Kiuna’s Home and Properties.
Reverend Kathy Kiuna has no apologies regarding her posh home in Runda, as many claims that pastors serving GOD should not live extravagant lifestyles. She claims that those who talk, have no history of how she was before GOD chose her to be where she is today.
Reverend Kathy Kiuna states that the majority of her congregants are living a good life, and this is just the tip of the iceberg and more is coming. She says that they were called to raise leaders and that’s what they’re doing and besides, no one can ever pay a pastor enough.