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Marta Bennett

The Antioch Partners


About Our Partner

After 20+ years teaching in Christian universities in Kenya, Marta Bennett was invited to join the leadership team at Nairobi Chapel. She will teach, train, and mentor emerging young Christian leaders who are preparing for team ministries to plant churches all around Kenya, across Africa, and gateway cities of the world. Besides teaching, mentoring, and guiding practical ministry experiences in a year-long residential program, she is also part of a 12-member team of pastors and lay leaders who provide pastoral care, counsel, and ongoing spiritual growth and leadership development for church leaders and their teams who are serving in fledgling church plants in Nairobi and beyond.

Marta continues to teach part-time in the Masters and PhD programs at International Leadership University (formerly Nairobi International School of Theology) and in the DMin program at Africa International University (formerly Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology) training Christian leaders from around the continent. She also serves on the board of Transformational Leadership in Africa led by former students from Rwanda who are training church leaders in Rwanda, DR Congo, Kenya and South Sudan in leadership skills, economic development for sustainable ministries, and reconciliation processes.

Marta has two Kenyan children adopted from birth: son Justin (now in university), and daughter Imani (in high school), along with an older foster son, Steven, who has finished university in Kenya and is doing freelance work in Information Technology. Marta was a parish associate at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle and continues as a clergy member of Seattle Presbytery. She holds a BA degree in art, religious studies and secondary education from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and an MDiv degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Her doctorate (EdD in Educational Leadership) was earned from Seattle University, and she later completed a postgraduate diploma in African Studies at Tangaza College in Kenya.



The Outreach Foundation is seeking $15,000 for support funds.