Steven Nkhata – Student 2004-2005, BA in 2011
Steven has been impacted greatly by Kaniki and is glad to still be connected with the College years after he first came to study.
Kaniki is a breeding ground for men and women of God, for them to be prepared for going out in the field. Everyone should go through it, it makes a big difference. The main impact it had on myself was in teaching me a spirit of humility leading me to constantly want to lift others up above myself. Kaniki helped me develop a deeper passion for the gospel.
After graduating from Kaniki Bible College, Steven went back to his home in Lusaka where he started a new church called ‘The Burning Bush Ministries Church’. In keeping with the teaching gleaned from Kaniki Steven realised his church would need to start small but great things came from those humble beginnings. Steven tells us: “We started in a garage with about 7 people attending and we borrowed seats from a Seventh Day church as they only meet on Saturdays. It was just 2 months before we moved our church services into a classroom and then 8 months after that we moved into a cinema hall. After being in that Cinema for one year we were asked if we would like to buy the place. By the grace of God we managed to do just that and without any loans. The church members and just local people were able to help us pay what was a very large amount. And so that is where we are now.
The main thing that characterises our church from others is spirit of worship, we experience the intense presence of the Lord each week. We have many national musicians as church members, such as Ephraim, and they lead us into deep, deep levels of worship and praise. We spend more time on that than anything.
While I have loved to worship God all my life I can say it was cultivated at Kaniki. The leaders we had then helped us release more of what was in us.
I’m back in the Bachelors programme now because as our church has been growing there has been growing demands on my life, speaking on TV and radio for example, and so I believe I need more education for that – I would like to go to Doctorate level. With the new leadership at Kaniki, the vision is going a long way academically and spiritually. It allows for a higher dimension of learning and I can see it impacting many people and churches across the nation and into other nations!” Steven Nkhata – Student 2004-2005, BA in 2011