Contact Information
Office Contact:

John M Kamwati

Office Address:

Limoro Estate – House 1
Silver Garden Drive – Off Njathaini Road
P.O. Box 30396 – 00100

Country Demographics

Nairobi, with 3.1 million people


English (official), Kiswahili (official), 42 counties who speak 69 languages, according to ethnologies

Protestant 47.7%; Roman Catholic of the Latin Rite, 23.7%; Muslim 11.2%; irreligious 2.4%; indigenous beliefs 1.7%.

Life Expectancy:
56.64 years

GDP per-capita:
$1,700. The largest financial hub in Southeast and Central Africa

Of Interest:
Kenya is the heart of African safari country and boasts the most diverse collection of wild animals, including all the Big Five, on the continent. It lies on the Equator, yet glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, which, at 5,199m (17,957ft), is Africa's second highest peak. It is the landmark that named the country. It has been described as “the cradle of humanity,” with the discovery of some of the earliest evidence of human existence. VGR's first lending library was established in Kenya in March, 1984 Estimates of the Kenyan literacy rate range between 75 and 85.

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania

Office Staff

John M Kamwati

Office Manager

Manager History:

My journey with Christ has been a transformative odyssey, illuminated by His grace at every turn. The gospel's light has guided me, brighter with each step, as I ascend towards my divine calling in Jesus Christ.

Born in October 1978 in Banana, a serene suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, I was nurtured in a devout Christian family. My father, a dedicated pastor within the Message of the Hour, and my mother, a steadfast believer now rested in Christ, laid the spiritual foundation that would shape my path. Their guidance was my compass, directing me towards the Lord’s way.

Yet, true readiness for God’s service beckons a personal encounter with Him. For me, this pivotal moment unfolded on August 22, 1999, during a youth retreat in Nairobi. Baptized amidst the powerful echoes of the Message "I Have Returned," I experienced a profound spiritual awakening. This retreat marked my leap of faith, from the confines of the familiar into the vastness of God's grace, akin to the prodigal son's joyous return to his father's embrace. That day, the transformative power of Christ became my reality, a testament I would carry forward to the world.

Blessed with a loving partner, Peace Ibale, we united in marriage in December 2008. Our union was further graced with the birth of our son, Danny Obadiah Mbugua, a precious life we've dedicated to God, nurturing him in the Word's wisdom.

Serving the Bride of Christ has been an inherent calling, a purpose woven into my life's fabric from childhood. This service, an honor beyond measure, is a testament to a life dedicated to the Kingdom's work. As an office manager with the Voice of God Recordings, I am humbled to contribute to our divine mission, inspired by the vision of storing up spiritual nourishment for the times of need. My commitment is unwavering: to labor in the harvest fields, bringing souls to salvation. The time for this work is now, and it is here where I find my greatest joy and purpose.

In this journey of faith, my heart's desire is to continue growing in grace, from glory to glory, embodying the transformative power of Christ in service to His Kingdom. As we await the return of the King of kings, my resolve is to work tirelessly, ensuring that the light of the gospel reaches every corner of East Africa.

Brother Edwin Maturwe Assistant Office Manager

I believed this wonderful message during my first year in college. I was born and raised in a Catholic background and I thank our Lord for His amazing grace and for opening my spiritual eyes.

I first joined VGR as a volunteer, and then later I was taken in to work on the Swahili Subtitle Project for the Swahili Agapao tablet before joining in as full time.

I am really thankful to Brother Joseph for the privilege he has given me to serve the bride of Jesus Christ.

I am also grateful to God to live on this day. Bro Branham said that this is the greatest day to live in, more so to be part of this great vision. It is amazing to see that everything that our prophet said and the vision that he had about these tapes going around the world has been fulfilled before our eyes through VGR. Looking back in the past years when the prophet said that these tapes will be played in houses or homes in the jungles of Africa and that, others will be putting the little things in their ears (earphones), It seemed quite impossible then, but now with the Bride AGAPAO Tablet, it fulfills all that.

63-1128M – Testimony
The tape ministry is a worldwide thing, everywhere. I think it’s one way God has got scattering the Message back into the heathen lands, back in where that it has to be translated. And in Germany, and so forth, they got tapes they go to their congregations, of hundreds and hundreds of people; and put little things in their ears, and run it onto a tape. And just as I’m speaking, the minister stands there making the same expressions, and in the other languages, and bringing it out before hundreds. And hundreds are being saved and healed, just through the tapes going out across the world. All in English, but being translated in many, many different languages in tribes around the world. We hear from them, back through the mail.

This message means so much to me. It is my source of strength where I can draw from Him every day.

What a privilege it is to live in this day that all we need to do is to just press PLAY as we keep pressing on as we wait for His soon coming. God Bless you.

Office History

The Work in Southeast Africa took shape in the mid 80’s when Brother Joseph established the first lending library in Nairobi Kenya. Due to the Translation work and Distribution Work, the number of established churches and believers have increased drastically over the years.

Kenya has 26 Lending Libraries.
Kenya has over 1,200 churches.
Here is a little background on Translation and Distribution work.


When the work took shape in the mid 80’s, the Swahili translation of the Message was one of the very first to take place almost 30 years ago when in April of 1987, the first Swahili books were printed.

An estimated 200 million people throughout Central and Southeast Africa speak the Swahili language with 17 million of them come from Kenya alone. It serves as the official language of three nations: Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda; along with being the national language of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Swahili dialect can be found in many different parts of Africa, ranging from southern Sudan, the Comoro Islands, the northern part of Malagasy Republic, and is used as far north as the Persian Gulf states. After Arabic, Kiswahili is the most widely understood language in Africa.

A large part of the success here in Kenya is due to the efforts of special dedicated brothers by the names of Alfred Opiyo, Barnabas Kariuki and Arnold Msuya of Tanzania. Another very special brother that we pay tribute to is Brother George Mbwana from Tanzania. He meticulously proofed every Swahili translation from when he joined the team in in 1986 until the Lord called him Home on April 6, 2015. He was certainly a Holy Ghost filled example of a man. Although much of these brothers’ work is behind the scenes, they are taking part in the most important task of translating the spoken Word so that our Swahili speaking brothers and sisters will have something to feast upon.

• There are currently 515 sermons translated into the Swahili language.
• Countries that receive Swahili material – 17


In the realm of spiritual outreach and technology, the Voice of God Recordings missionary office in Nairobi, Kenya has witnessed remarkable progress since the "Vision for Africa" video was made back in the mid ‘80s. The journey from printed books, cassette tapes, MP3 CDs, SD cards, and now the Agapao Tablet, reflect the evolution of technology in spreading the gospel across Africa. Brother Joseph’s vision of providing every Bride of Christ with recordings of God’s prophet, Brother William Marrion Branham, has been propelled by these technological advancements, overcoming numerous challenges along the way.

Over the past 39 years,

• VGR has so far distributed 9.978 Agapao Tablets to 523 churches within Kenya in 22 counties and expected to finish the job with the expected shipment of 6000 more Agapao Tablets coming soon.
• VGR has distributed over 200,000 books to the churches in Kenya.
• Also has distributed over 2,158 Swahili SD Cards to over 120 churches and expect to finish the job with the expected 15,000 SD cards.
• Voice Of God Recordings has also distributed Message books and other donations to various prisons in Kenya.