John Lokeno

About John Lokeno

Too often, community development projects rely on outside resources, which create an unhealthy environment of dependency. John Lokena hopes to do the opposite—to inspire and equip local people to determine their own future with their own resources.

John coordinates a process that assists the churches among the Pokot people in Kenya as they work with their community to make positive change. The process builds on resources the community already has and encourages them to develop new skills and expertise. Congregations start small, taking on bigger challenges as they build confidence and resources.

John works in partnership with the Africa Inland Church, an RCA partner in Kenya since 1981. When the partnership began, the Pokot people had not yet heard the gospel. Today, the Pokot church has planted 24 churches, with a total of about 3,000 members.