Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
Kenya Highlands Bible College, located in Kericho, Kenya, was started in 1953 by WGM missionaries Gerald and Bunny Fish. The school, which began holding classes in 1955, seeks to advance the kingdom of God and serve society by providing a holistic education that is guided by Christian values. KHBC was chartered through the Commission for Higher Education and became Kenya Highlands Evangelical University on March 23, 2011.
KHEU administers to approximately 180 students each year and offers five bachelor programs: theology, Christian education, business management, counseling, and education. The school also has an advanced diploma in Christian ministries, a diploma in computer science, a diploma in business management, and a certificate in computer applications.
The environment at Kenya Highlands is designed to enable student learning through up-to-date teaching and learning resources, a well-equipped library, qualified and committed lecturers, and diverse cultural and vocational opportunities. University staff members strive to engage the students to use the knowledge and skills they have acquired to serve the church and society.
KHEU is also focused on giving students a holistic experience through outreach ministries, athletics, clubs, student government, and events. Student spiritual life is nurtured through chapel, worship services, evening prayers, small groups, and spiritual emphasis week.
Many KHEU graduates enter into Christian ministry following their schooling. Missionary graduates are currently ministering in Kenya to remote people groups such as the Maasai, Pokot, and Turkana.
Kenya Highlands has three campuses: the main campus, Kericho town campus, and Kipkelion campus. The main campus consists of four residence halls; three married student houses; the Tuition Block, a two-story complex that houses administrative offices, faculty offices, a textbook room, lecture rooms, typing and computer labs, the 15,000-volume library, the chapel, the prayer tower, a reception room, and four lecture rooms; the dining hall; the music hall; and a few student support buildings. In addition, KHEU is in the planning stages for the construction of more housing for women, married students, and faculty.
Teachers at KHEU include WGM missionaries and Kenyan nationals. University staff and faculty work together under the management of a university council consisting of 16 members from Africa Gospel Church, WGM, KHEU, and the community.
The daily administration of the university is conducted under the leadership of the chancellor, vice-chancellor, and the management board of the general faculty assembly, appointed by the university council.
GO: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can serve at Kenya Highlands Evangelical University as a volunteer or missionary. Are they waiting for you?
GIVE: Is the Lord calling you to partner with KHEU through financial support? Make checks payable to World Gospel Mission and write Kenya Highlands Evangelical University on the memo line. Send donations to:
World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952-0948
PRAY: Pray that the Lord will touch the hearts of qualified personnel and faithful givers so the vital ministries at KHEU will continue for years to come. Training pastors, church leaders, and missionaries for Africa is a wonderful privilege. Please keep these needs in your prayers:
- That the Lord will provide more missionary faculty members to serve at KHEU.
- For the financial success of the Faculty Endowment Fund, which is used to attract and retain qualified Kenyan teachers and administrators.
- For financial gifts to be designated to the Student Scholarship Fund, which helps struggling students pay for their university fees. While the average Kenyan earns only $45 per month, a year’s tuition at KHEU is a little more than $1,000. Nearly all of the students who attend KHEU each year rely on sponsors to help pay for their education.
- For the Lord’s guidance on the many construction projects being planned at KHEU. Qualified lecturers have had to be turned away because of inadequate faculty housing. Married student housing and a new women’s dorm are already in the planning stages. KHEU is also in the planning stages to build a new chapel.
- For intentional discipling and mentoring of all students. With the Bible college becoming a university, and because of the addition of many liberal arts subjects, promoting spiritual formation both within and outside the classroom will be critical.