Dr. Nelson Makanda is an accomplished Bible scholar and holds a PhD in Biblical Studies from AIU (African International University), formerly Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). He has extensive skills and experience in peace building, conflict transformation and ethnic relations which are key areas of the Council’s engagement. He has served in various capacities with the latest being an Associate Pastor with Nairobi Baptist Church. In his previous engagements, Dr. Makanda taught Mathematics and Economics at Laikipia High School, Nyahururu, in 1997 before graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Egerton University a year later. He later on served with FOCUS in student ministry and Bible Society of Kenya as a Bible translator. As the Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Makanda’s functions include overseeing spiritual formation of the membership and staff as well coordination of Inter-Religious engagements. He is also the NCCK representative to various national dialogues and processes in addition to deputizing the General Secretary. His vision is to mobilize those around him to bring liberation to the hurting, the poor, weak and disadvantaged for a just, free, equitable and godly society to the glory of God.