Origin and History of Seventh-day Adventist Church Kenya Lake Conference

Kenya Lake Conference (KLC) is part of West Kenya Union Conference in the East-Central Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Its headquarters is located in Kendu Bay, Kenya.

Historical Background

In November 1906, Arthur Carscallen arrived at Kendu Bay on the southern shores of Lake Victoria together with Peter Nyambo from Nyasaland (now Malawi), becoming the first missionaries in British East Africa. The two gentlemen were hosted by Mzee Osumba Simba, a clan elder. Osumba gave them a piece of land where they pitched their tents. One evening as they were walking around, they went to Ogango Hills and said, “This is where God wants to build his Sanctuary.”They named it Gendia. Chief Orinda, the colonial leader, together with Mzee Ongo Onyango, offered them that hill for God’s work.

The first people who responded to the Gospel work through baptism were Isaac Okeyo and Paul Mboya among others.They became important evangelists, and the Gospel work continues to this day. From the early days, evangelism, education, the medical work and publishing have been the primary methods of spreading the Gospel......read more