Church Planter – Sinda, Zambia
Sinda Reformed Baptist Church commenced in 2006 under the leadership of Kabwata church planter German Banda. When Pastor German sensed a call to relocate to John Laing to help a struggling church plant, Kenneth was approached to take over leadership responsibilities. Formerly a theological student at Covenant College in Zambia, Kenneth has been leading SRBC since March, 2012.
Testimony of Conversion
It is a great privilege for me to share with you a little bit about my family and myself. I celebrated my 47th birthday on October 24, 2012. I am the first-born in family of four boys and three girls. My parents were not Christians, and for many years I lived a hypocritical life as a hater of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
In 1984, when I attended a Scripture Union Annual Conference at Kafue Boys Secondary School, as I was a pupil there, the Lord opened my heart to receive the Word of salvation for my soul. The likes of Joe Kapolyo, Chrissy Ngoma, and Mary Namukoko spoke of the certainty of meeting God in judgment; from this, I knew of my unpreparedness to stand before Him with my sins not forgiven. That drove me to repent of my sins and put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. The result was peace and a growing desire to please God in my life. I began to have an interest to serve the Lord full-time or go to Bible College. However, my parents did not consider it a thing of value and so demanded that I start work at Nitrogen Chemical of Zambia (NCZ).
Looking back, I know it was God’s good providence that hindered me, as I was still immature and needed some Christian exposure. Br. Johnson Malipenga, Gabriel Konayuma, Shepherd Kagulula, and many more were very instrumental for my Christian growth. Also, Mr. Ethorns and his wife were our teachers. I met my wife Eddah in 1987. She had come to Kafue to join her brother after the death of her father in Kitwe. In God’s providence, she was converted in 1984. Her calm spirit and Christian demeanour were her great attractions to me. We were married in 1992 and have five children, all girls: Njavwa, Bheyantwa, Favour, and a set of twins, Thandiwe and Taonga. Taonga has never walked since she was born. Njavwa and Bheyantwa have professed faith, and it is our prayer that Lord's gracious work will be clearly evident in them.