In 1997 Humphrey Kanga accepted a call to be a lay pastor in Kenya. Within four years the young church had grown to a congregation of over 200 members. His pastoral duties included visiting, praying for and with the members, preaching and teaching the word of God.
After the rapid church growth, Humphrey felt overwhelmed by the task and he thought and felt that he lacked sufficient training to minister to a congregation of that size. It was after this realization that Humphrey started praying to God to open a way for him to go to a USA seminary for training. For three years he prayed for this.
In 2001 God answered the prayers. Humphrey was able to sell some land in Kenya to prepare for the journey to USA. After arriving in New York City, and after losing a bus ticket, he had only $5 in his pocket. Through the kindness of some other people he arrived at the "Big Chicken" in Marietta, Georgia to meet a man that happened to live near Mars Hill Church in Acworth.
Humphrey walked to Mars Hill Church to worship, go to Sunday School and Men of the Church meetings. Humphrey befriended the congregation who learned of his mission and started helping him towards his goals.
In 2006, after five years, Humphrey has attended Atlantic Bible College and has graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.
Humphrey has returned home in Kenya, and the Kenya Connection continues with an orphanage and other children being sponsored to help their situations.