ANDREW & STEPHANIE ONGUKA
Andrew grew up in a rural village near Kisumu, Kenya. He was raised by his grandparents and discipled by his late grandfather Boaz Ogembo, a first generation Christian thanks to missionaries who came to his village. While serving in Mathare slums God provided the finances so that Andrew could pursue his BA in Community Development from Daystar University and then later a MA in Missions and Evangelism from Gordon-Conwell Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, after graduation, Andrew served as a counselor for those individuals who struggle with life-controlling issues in Lancaster, PA, in 2011 Andrew and Stephanie moved to Kenya to serve in development, mentoring and healthcare.
Stephanie grew up in Damascus, MD where her love for people was cultivated by her mentor, Pastor Ray. Her missions experience was mostly in Latin America so she pursued a BA in Latin American Studies. After completing a 1 year church fellowship program , she attended medical school at Georgetown University. She graduated from residency in Family Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital, after graduation she served as a family physician in an HIV clinic and teaching other residents. Currently Stephanie serves as a resource person researching and facilitationg training geared towards strengthening the healthcare workforce in Kenya.
Andrew & Stephanie met on a church-based missions trip to Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya in 2005 working with Sudanese refugees. We married in 2006, we have both have a passion to serve vulnerable people, we have been involved with ministry to the least of these and are currently active ministry of discipleship, healthcare and evangelism in Kenya. Andrew & Stephanie are members of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA. In addition to Calvary Church, Andrew & Stephanie have a strong ministry relationship with Redeemer Lutheran Church in MD, Hilltop Community Church and Bridge Ministries in Carson City, NV.