Pastor Paul Mackenzie biography; age, tribe, family, wife, children, net worth, cult-like church

Pastor Paul Mackenzie, the founder of Good News International Church, has been grabbing headlines since last week after he was exposed for running a cult-like church in Shakahola, Malindi. The Kenyan prophet as he calls himself is said to have convinced his followers to sell all their properties and attend his church. Pastor Paul Mackenzie biography reveals more about his personal life.

Pastor Paul Mackenzie biography SRC: @Daily Nation
Pastor Paul Mackenzie SRC: @Daily Nation

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Mackenzie and his wife started the evangelical church in 2003. After gaining a massive following, the couple relocated to Migingo village in Malindi where they live up to date. What is Pastor Paul Mackenzie place of birth?

Pastor Paul Mackenzie profile facts

Real name:    Paul Mackenzie Nthenge

Place of birth:  Central Kenya

Year of birth:    1972

Gender:             Male

Religion:            Christian

Nationality:       Kenyan

Wife:                   Joyce Mwikamba

Occupation:       Pastor

Paul Mackenzie net worth: Millionaire

Pastor Paul Mackenzie biography

The trending pastor was born as Paul Mackenzie Nthenge in Central Kenya to his parents Mr and Mrs Nthenge. He spent most of his childhood life in Central but relocated to the Coastal Region in 1990s to settle with his elder sister ‘Kadogo’ and her ‘Mzungu’ husband. How old is Paul Mackenzie now?

Kenyan prophet Paul Mackenzie SRC: @Tuko News
Kenyan prophet Paul Mackenzie SRC: @Tuko News

Paul Mackenzie age

The Good News International Church founder was born 1972 in Central Kenya. He is therefore 51 years old as of 2023.

What is Paul Mackenzie Nthege tribe?

Pastor Paul Mackenzie place of birth can give you a hint of his ancestral roots. Besides, his parents’ names (Mr and Mrs Nthenge) is evident enough that he is of the Kikuyu tribe.

Paul Mackenzie family

Mackenzie has an elder sister nicknamed ‘Kadogo’ who is married to a ‘Mzungu’ man. His other siblings however are on a low-key and little is said about them. We will keep you updated immediately we find out more.

Pastor Paul Mackenzie biography; wife and children

Paul Mackenzie is a husband to Joyce Mwikamba. The two tied a knot in the late 1990s when Mackenzie was working as a taxi driver. However, the couple is yet to reveal how many kids they have.

Mackenzie and his wife Joyce SRC: @The Star
Mackenzie and his wife Joyce SRC: @The Star

Pastor Paul Mackenzie church

Mackenzie and his wife Joyce began their church in 2003 as a small evangelical centre. When the church started flourishing, the couple moved to Migingo village in Malindi, where they live up to today.

Closure of Paul Mackenzie’s TV Station

While in Malindi, Mackenzie began a TV channel with the aim of winning more souls. He could convince his followers to sell all their properties and give him money to expand the ministry.

In 2018, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) led Dr Ezekiel Mutua ordered for the immediate closure of the station. This directive came after Mackenzie was accused of misleading his followers of doing away with everything including education in order to meet with God.

Pastor Paul Mackenzie net worth

Mackenzie is one of the wealthiest pastors in Kenya. He has majorly accumulated his wealth from church donations and well wishers. Besides, he runs a number of businesses that generate him good amount of money. His net worth is estimated at Ksh 2 billion.

More about Paul Mackenzie cult-like church in Shakaola

In 2019, Mackenzie bought acres of land at Shakaola in Malindi where he began his new church.

“He closed the church, sold some of his vehicles, and bought Shakaola land in the name of starting a farming venture,” Owalla said.

Early this year, Pastor Paul forced his congregation to sell their properties, give him money and starve to death in order to meet with God. Unfortunately, hundreds of them died while others suffered severe starvation. So far the Kenya Red Cross has confirmed 73 people dead, 30 rescued alive, and over 100 still missing.

Kenya Red Cross at Shakaola rescuing the affected Kenyans SRC: @Jumuiya News

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Paul Mackenzie who is still in police custody, is awaiting to appear at Malindi Law Court, for the charges against killing innocent Kenyans. It is ironical how his followers could fast and starve to death when he himself is healthy!



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