Bishop David is the Executive Director. He coordinates all the operations of the GOA Vision operations in Kenya and in 4 other East Africa countries and in USA and Switzerland. He is in charge of fund-raising within Kenya and international communities. Bishop David is the Pastor of GOA Kahawa Wendani, Nairobi. His wife and him are the ILI East Africa Directors
He holds a Masters degree in leadership, BA in bible and Theology from Global University and a Diploma in Education from Siriba College. He served as High School teacher before his resignation to pursue the GOA vision.
Bishop David is married to Joyce. They have 3 biological children; Timothy who is 20 years old, student at Daystar University; Grace is 18; and Mary is 11yrs and in class 6 and about 395 adopted kids in GOA Children homes.
John is married to Mary. They have two daughters Rachel  is in form 1 and Gloria class 5. Rev. John is the GOA General secretary and also the Deputy Executive Director. In this capacity he helps the Executive Director in running the organization. He is also in-charge of all communication from the office to the ground. He connects the office and both the people on the ground and the International friends. John in the GOA Executive board where GOA governing policies are formulated. Both John and Mary oversee Western/Rift/Nyanza Region. Rev. John and his wife Pastors GOA Ngong church where they impact with the word of God over 50 people
He holds Master of Divinity (M/Div) in Christian Education from Africa International University (formerly Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology), a BA in Bible and Theology from Global University and a Certificate in Education from Thogoto Teachers Training College. Currently pursuing MA in Organizational Leadership at Africa International University (AIU).
Rev. Joyce is the wife of Bishop David Thagana. She directs the Conflict Resolution activities. Through this she organizes family life seminars through which many families have been minister to. As a trained a counselor she heads our counseling department. She does pre marital counseling, group therapy in our Children homes. She works with Bishop David as the Pastors of GOA Kahawa Wendani where they impact over 100 people with the word of God every week
Joyce holds a degree in Bible and Counseling from Pan Africa Christian University, Diploma in Education from Siriba teachers college and taught in different high schools for 14 years.
They have 3 biological children; Timothy who is 20 years old, student at Daystar University; Grace is 18 and Mary is 11yrs and in class 6 and about 395 adopted kids in GOA Children homes.
Rev. Justus is the Director for Church Growth. He directs the the church growth department. He is also the the overseer of two region;Turkana with 11 churches and Nyahururu with 7 churches. Rev. Justus and his wife Pastors GOA Nyahururu where they impact several people with the word of God.
Justus received a call to ministry in 1992. This was soon after training in a salesmanship and marketing course. Since August 1996 he been serving at GOA in various capacities. He has been actively involved in coordinating the Church Growth department - one of the four GOA core values. He is diploma graduate at the End Time Glory Training Center (2002). He has also been trained in National and Peak Performance with ILI.
Rev. Justus is married to Susan. They have three daughters; Mercy is 15 and in Form 3, Faith is 13 and Form 1 and Grace 10 years in class 6.
Rev. Perminus is the Director of Compassion. He supervises the operations of the 8 GOA Children homes where over 395 Kids are taken care for, 3 schools and GOA SACCO. In this capacity he mentors the Homes management, reports on the progress to the GOA Board and the International Friends. He is the Overseer of KEM Region which has 11 GOA Churches. Together with his wife they Pastor Kagumo GOA Church where they directly impact over 100 people every week through the word of God
He holds a diploma in Science Education from Kenya Science Teachers College. He taught high school for 20 years until he resign in 2007 to join GOA in the head office.
He is married to Felistas Wanjiru and have two daughters and one son.
She is the Director of Leadership Development. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology.
She is in charge of GOA Global University and all GOA endeavour of developing all its leaders. Through this many leaders have gone through post secondary training and others has attended short-term training.
Rev. Phillis is married to David Kimeli. They have one son who is 3 years old
Rev. Michael coordinates 12 staff in the GOA head office and advises the organization on staff related matter for other staff working in other GOA Institutions. He aslo connects GOA with both local and international interns wishing to volunteer within the Organization.
Michael is also the National youth Director. Through this he brings transformation in the lives of more than 500 youths in all GOA Churches, through organizing youth friendly activities which include seminars, conferences, evangelistic activities and compassion related activities.
He is married to Phoebe Wairimu. They have three sons; Caleb their first born who is 8years is in class three. Moses is 1yr and 10months and yet to go to school while Paul is six weeks old.
Michael and Phoebe oversee GOA Nyeri Region. Through this they have been able to nurture four churches.
Robert is the GOA's Accountant. He is married to Leah and they have one son, Cephus.
He is in charge of financial transaction of the ministry. This involves bank transactions, transfer of funds to the GOA projects and payment of salaries.
Robert also serves in the Church Board of GOA Pangani
Esther is the Administrative Assistant in the GOA head office. She manages the operation of the GOA office. She works under Bishop Thagana
Esther worked at Karima Girls High School before resigning to join GOA Head office. She holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management from Strathmore University, Secretarial Duties and Office organization from Hyrax College, Computer skills from Kenya institute of Computers and Technology.
Esther is married to Peter Muchiri. They have two sons; Victor who is 11 years old in class 6 and Cleopas 8 years in class 2. Esther and her husband Pastors GOA Kangemi Church. She is the women patron in Kangemi Church.
Haniel, in this capacity, covers all GOA events on video. He edits it and uploads Youtube as well as circulating them in other forms.
Hanniel also drives the Executive Director. He also plays the keyboard in the GOA Pangani, Nairobi. Through this many go before God in worship and praise
Hanniel Njeru is married to Mercy. They have a daughter who is 11 years old and in class 6; and 1 son, Immanuel who is 6 years old and is now in Class 1.
SN coordinates Sport evangelism throughout where GOA has its operations.
He works with youths as a way of reaching them with the gospel.
About a million people have heard the gospel through this endeavour while over five thousand have prayed for salvation.
May I belatedly bring you my New Year greetings.
On the Global scene, 2012 was the year when shocking economic and
business news seemed to lose its power to shock. Kenya withstood
another difficult year in 2012 as policy tightening and weaker global
demands slowed economic activity. With decisive fiscal and monetary
policies, the government managed to restore confidence in Kenya. The
year 2012 in Kenya was almost a mirror image of 2011. In 2011 the
economy started out strongly, but by mid-year, high fuel and food
prices led to a rapid rise in inflation, a weekend exchange rate and
ultimately a radical increase in interest rates towards the end of the
The implication of these economic and business trend on GOA ministries
was that we had to not only make tough stewardship decisions in 2012
but also daily prayed for God’s Grace to complete the year. With
decisive ministry policies under the governance of an extremely well
educated and experienced GOA board of directors and a dedicated team
of staff at GOA head office in Nairobi we managed to restore
confidence in all stakeholders and continued to change lives and
As we head into 2013, Kenya is expected to stimulate growth by
loosening monetary policy. The Central bank of Kenya has lowered the
Central Bank rate (CBR) over the last several months to encourage
investment and economic growth. As a result, the second have begun
the year by seeing economic activity increase without inflationary
pressure. The Central Bank of Kenya is expected to continue these
policies in the first quarter of 2013 with investors expected to delay
major projects while waiting for the outcome of the elections.
GOA’s theme for 2013 “To proclaim the year of the Lord’s
favour”-Jubilee Luke 4:19. In the last three weeks I have been
blessed with opportunities training senior ministry leaders in
Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda with the eight core values of ILI/HM. I
can boldly proclaim that GOA is out to experience great favour from
God in 2013. This is the year that Kenya will celebrate her Golden
Jubilee-50 yrs since independence. It is also the year that GOA’s
Executive Director is celebrating his Golden Jubilee-50th birthday.
I’m double excited. To be a Kenyan who is celebrating Jubilee
together with his nation.
The World Bank in their December 2012 Kenya Economic update dubbed
“Kenya at work-Energizing the economy and creating jobs” highlighted:
Kenya withstood another difficult year in 2012 as policy tightening
and weaker global demand slowed economic activity. With decisive
fiscal and monetary policies, the government managed to restore
confidence in Kenya’s medium term prospects. 2013 promises to be a
better year. Yet hard realities remain –Kenya’s growth rate is still
below its potential and its peers, external balances remain which
threaten its future growth, and the pace of economic growth is not
generating enough modern sector wage Jobs. With the passage of the
new constitution in 2010 and its implementation, stronger institutions
are emerging, putting Kenya on a sound footing ready to take off. In
the very short term, what remains to be done is for Kenya to deliver a
credible and peaceful election in March 2013, and thereafter a smooth
transfer of power. In the medium term, Kenya will need to start
building a stronger foundation for growth, and undertake structural
reforms to correct the external imbalances. To generate more jobs for
the burgeoning educated population, Kenya will also need to reduce the
transaction cost for firms, by reducing job-smothering corruption and
the cost of doing business (particularly in transport and energy).
In the first half, we expect the Government to keep its focus on
controlled liquidity as it seeks to keep the cost of living at
manageable levels. We expect less easing of the monetary policy with
politics dimming the outlook with political pressure expected to
increase as the country gears up for the general elections. We expect
the outcome of the elections to have a major impact on the economy.
Following the elections, we expect the Central Bank of Kenya to head
back to the low interest rate stance as it seeks to propel
post-election economic growth in the coming years in line with the
vision 2030 objectives. With the Central Bank of Kenya expected to
ease monetary policy, we expect the stock market to stay on a recovery
path. The bond market is expected to see improved activity with
concentration expected to shift to the long end.
This is the time to invest in Kenya. GOA is looking for investors who
are interested in not only reaping good business returns but also
kingdom value through change lives in our four vision areas of Church
Growth, compassion, conflict Resolution and leadership Development.
The focus of the GOA board of directors is to move GOA towards a
sustainable future. With this goal in mind, GOA’s next 5 year
strategic plan has business ideas on investments that may initially
require high capital investment but eventually lead GOA towards
sustainability. We invite you to partner with GOA in 2013.
With you in this year of our Lord’s favour
Bishop David Thagana