Bishop Calisto Odede

Bishop - Christ Is The Answer Ministries (CITAM)

Bishop Odede, was born again in February, 1980 as a high school student. He is an education graduate from Kenyatta University (Kenya), biblical studies from Trinity International University (USA) and missiological studies from Bethany International University (Singapore). He is currently a PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University (South Africa).

Bishop Odede, better known to his friends as Brother Calisto (BC), previously worked with the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS), a body working with students in Universities and Colleges, for 13 years. This included pioneering and directing the triennial Commission Conference four times, which is currently a major students' mission conference in Africa.


He then served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) as Associate Regional Secretary covering the Eastern and the Horn of Africa in English and Portuguese-speaking Africa for eight years.

He joined CITAM (formerly Nairobi Pentecostal Church) as a member in 1988 but came into the pastorate in 2008 where he served as Deputy Senior Pastor CITAM Valley Road, Senior Pastor CITAM Woodley, Senior Pastor CITAM Karen and lastly as the Senior Pastor of CITAM Valley Road. He is an ordained and licenced minister under CITAM. Rev. Odede has also served as the Senior Pastor of Nairobi Baptist Church for six years, having moved in a historic church-tochurch transfer in Kenya, after a request from the Nairobi Baptist Church.

Bishop Odede has travelled to many countries conducting Bible exposition and leadership training and has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and mission conventions across the world. These include being a Bible expositor at the Lausanne III Congress (Cape Town), Keswick Convention (UK), New Horizon (Northern Ireland), Urbana Missions Conventions (USA), Commission (Kenya), NIFES (Nigeria), Mission Korea (Korea), CIMA (Chile) and numerous other conferences. He has contributed chapters in "Going the Distance" (Keswick, 2012), Power to Change (Keswick, 2016) and "Christ: Our Reconciler" (IVP, 2010).

Bishop Odede is married to Elizabeth and they are blessed with three sons: Victor, Benson and Michael.

Register now to come and listen to him from Thursday, 26th October 2023 at CITAM Karen from 8:00am


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