About River of Life Ministry

Our History

In the year 2000, our founder pastor John Atieno started River of life Ministry in response to the call and anointing  that God had placed in his life. This was in response to the overwhelming spiritual desperation he saw within his community and many communities in Africa.

Many villages were unreached by the pure gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Bible centered, and Christ glorifying churches were dare scacity.God had to raise somebody to fill the gap.

Through his experience and first-hand knowledge of his community a ministry that provided real solutions to the lost,the vulnerable, and the hurting in the community was an idea whose time had come.

How We have Grown


Under Pastor John’s leadership, River of Life Ministry has planted 46 churches and has partnered with with 281 churches across East and Central  Africa. With support of our partners we have trained  6848 church  leaders from across spectrum of churches and denominations.

Fresh water wells have been established in remote villages. Widows’ houses have been built to the glory of God. Over 600,000 souls have been added into the kingdom through citywide crusades , village crusades (gospel campaign) and schools outreach in Kenya,Uganda,Tanzania,Zambia,Rwanda,Burundi,DRC,Congo,Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Neema Children’s Home has impacted lives of orphans and vulnerable children in the society through access to food, education, healthcare and clothing. All these have been done by the grace of God through our generous partners, friends and sponsors.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Philosophy of Ministry

River of life Ministry is centered on the foundation that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus himself is the sovereign head (Col. 1:15-18; Math 16:18)

We believe that great commission (Math 28:19-20) and the great commandment (Math. 22:37-39) given by our Lord before His as ascension provided as with five purposes for what His church is to be doing until his return. These five purposes are: worship, ministry, evangelism, fellowship and discipleship.

Become a part of River of Life Ministry

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  -Matthew 11:28-30


How to Find Us

Kondele Area
Phone No:
+254 723-292-947
Founding Pastor:
Pr. John Atieno
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