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About Us

Founder - David Tawo (Top photo) was a Kenyan of the Luo tribe. He hailed from Malunga Central, Wagai Division, North West Gem, Siaya County.  Before his death in March 2000, David was the senior pastor of their non-denominational church – Word Christian Centre a fast-growing church in Malunga. After David graduated from Bible School, God gave him the vision behind the ministry and it was first launched in 1995.     

Anna Perlini-Tawo (Top photo) – founder - is an Australian from Perth, Western Australia. In 1991, she left Australia for Kenya as a missionary to help those in need. It was there she met and married David, and together they set up African Word Ministry Kenya and African Word Ministries International Inc. which is registered in Perth, Western Australia. Anna is now back in Perth.

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Paul Ochieng (Bottom photo), is a Kenyan from the Luo Tribe and also is a Bible School graduate. Together with David and Anna, Paul helped from the inception of the ministry. As from August 2006, Paul took over as Chief Executive Officer of African Word Ministry Kenya.

Vivian Ochieng (Bottom photo) is married to Paul Ochieng and together they have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Vivian is a graduate of Word Bible Training Centre and holds a Diploma in Education.  Vivian is the principal of Word Academy a school with a difference which is part of African Word Ministry.


African Word Ministries International Inc has a Board in Western Australia that oversees and fundraises for the work of African Word Ministry Kenya.

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