- ABOUT US
The beginning of Associates work in Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS) Kenya can be traced back to the formation of the Pan African Fellowship of Evangelical Students (PAFES) in 1958. PAFES brought together Christian Unions from Kumasi and Legon in Ghana, Monrovia in Liberia, Fourah Bay in Sierra Leone, Harare in Zimbabwe, Ibadan in Nigeria, and Nairobi in Kenya. By this time, there were very few African Christian graduates. In Kenya, just as was the case in the other nations where PAFES had affiliates, most of the Christians working in University Colleges were Europeans who were Associates of the British Intervarsity Fellowship (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF). These graduates of IVCF formed a Graduates’ Fellowship-GF, in which they welcomed the few African Christian graduates of the African universities and those who may have studied abroad. However, right up to the late nineteen sixties (1960s), the GF had a very small African participation.
In 1971, some of those Graduates took a leap of faith and initiated and formalised such a fellowship in FOCUS Eastern Africa, which eventually brought about the formation of the Kenya Associates Fellowship. FOCUS Associates ministry was started with the aim to:
Associates are key stakeholder of FOCUS who have over the years played a pivotal and indispensable role as pillars of ministry support and champions of the FOCUS vision in the marketplace, the church and society at large. In light of these, FOCUS has a deep commitment to bringing value to the Associates.