The Voi Church began on 24th November 1985 by six brothers namely; Philip Kamau, Joseph Nyaga , James Miano , Daniel Mwangi , Stephen Gitonga and James Kaminja from Nakuru.
Their venture to plant a church in Voi town was not on invitation by anyone, but rather, through an inner push by the Holy Spirit to see men and women brought to Christ. The first Crusade (open –air or outdoor mass evangelism event) was held during Easter Holiday on March 28th – 30th 1986, by brothers from Nakuru.
The evangelistic campaign christened Explo 1986 was very successful. The first fruits from this meeting were among others, two ladies: – Priscilla Wangari and Agnes Kakai who are still part of the membership to date and others who have since moved on.
The next major event was held in a tent the same year from the 10th – 19th October. The major players for the Tent Mission were the above named brothers together with Jesse Karanja, Bakari Suleiman and others from Nakuru who teamed up with us. The above meetings had significant results in the town and Voi has never been the same again.
In 1988 God spoke to the current Pastor, Philip Kamau, who was one among the initial team of six mentioned earlier, and instructed him to trust God and use the locally available resources and man power to build the Church without expecting support from outside. The principle worked, we mobilized our people to preach to the residents. The church became strong and stable materially and membership increased.
Historic church events
- 1988: -The first set of public address and music equipment were bought.
- 21st April 1990 : – The Pastor, Philip Kamau was married to Margaret Njoki.
- November 1992: – The Government allocated land for the Church to put up a sanctuary.
- November 1993: -The first Church van was bought.
- August 1994: – The first ever Holy Ghost Fire Conference was held and has now an annual event on the church calendar.
- October 2000: -The Church was given full autonomous status as a Local Church Assembly by the then General Overseer of The Full Gospel Churches of Kenya , Dr. Stephen Kiguru.