Ken Mbugua

Our Greatest Need Is Spiritual, Not Physical

Our Greatest Need Is Spiritual, Not Physical

By Ken Mbugua | 01.10.2019

Ken Mbugua, a pastor in Nairobi, answers the question, “What do you wish American pastors, churches, and missionaries knew about Christianity in Africa?”

How do you raise up leaders in your church? | Ken Mbugua

How do you raise up leaders in your church?

By Ken Mbugua | 11.08.2017

Pastors, you don’t have to wait until you feel like your church is mature before you start intentionally raising up leaders.

What do you wish American missionaries knew about Christianity in Africa?

By Ken Mbugua | 09.14.2017

The main thing I wish American Christians understood about African Christianity is that there’s no such thing as “African Christianity.”

Healthy churches are an antidote to the prosperity gospel

By Ken Mbugua | 08.17.2017

If Africa were filled with healthy churches, the prosperity gospel would not be wrecking us the way that it is now.

Why a Biblical Doctrine of Conversion Is Important

By Ken Mbugua | 08.04.2017

Panel #1

By K. Mbugua, M. Dever, T. White | 08.03.2017

First Five Years is a 9Marks Conference meant to encourage and instruct new pastors. Check out the videos from First Five Years 2017 on our website, or listen to the messages on iTunes.

How to Cultivate a Culture of Evangelism

By Ken Mbugua | 08.17.2016

Ken Mbugua’s session during the First 5 Years conference in Fort Worth, TX. For more about 9Marks conferences and ministry, please visit

Africa, the Prosperity Gospel, and the Problem of Unguarded Churches

By Ken Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.02.2015

Missionaries who labor in reached parts of Africa are today faced with a society that has been inoculated against the gospel. So what do we do about it?

First Five Years 2015

By A. Moore, B. Jamieson, E. Aponte, G. Kell, H. Singh, J. Yong, J. Onwuchekwa, J. Worsley, K. Mbugua, M. Dever, S. Linne, T. Lee | 04.20.2015

First Five Years was a 9Marks Conference to encourage and instruct new pastors. If you are new in your ministry—perhaps in preparation, or in the first years of a church plant, or in your first church, or just beginning your pastorate in a new place—this conference is meant to equip you.

Books and Discipleship: A Conversation across Five Continents

By K. Mbugua, M. Dever, M. McConnell, R. Denham | 12.03.2014

Mark Dever interviews four men ministering across four continents: South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Christianity in Kenya

By K. Mbugua, M. Dever | 08.04.2014

A Kenyan pastor reflects on the prosperity gospel, urbanization, biblical literacy, Islamic influence, meaningful membership, and more.