Pastors Philemon and Jane Wachara are lead pastors of Presence Community Church in Flagstaff, AZ. Philemon received Christ in 1981, at the age of 15 and became an ordained pastor in 1987. In 1991 He and Jane pioneered Harvest Center Fellowship, Nairobi, Kenya with 7 people. Under their leadership, the Harvest center grew to over 2500 members. They have also planted 26 other churches in Kenya and Uganda.
Pastors Philemon and Jane both attended God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio where they earned their Bachelors Degrees in Theology, Ministerial Studies, Intercultural Studies and World Missions, respectively. Pastor Philemon went on to earn a Masters degree in Religious Studies and Church leadership from Cincinnati Christian University.
Philemon and Jane have been married for 27 years and are blessed with four children; Julie, Wonder, Kerina and Philemon Jr. As a couple, they strive to exemplify the life and love of Christ. Throughout their 30-year experience in ministry, Pastors Philemon and Jane have shared a passion for leading the church into the deep things of God and raising men and women to their fullest potential in Christ.