Dr. Wanjiru Gitau (Kenya)
Research Fellow, University of Southern California
Wanjiru earned her PhD in Intercultural Studies from Africa International University (Kenya). She is a rising scholar of Global Christianity, with more than fifteen years' experience studying megachurches. She has taught at Africa International University, Asbury Theological Seminary (USA), Fuller Theological Seminary (USA), and St. Thomas University (USA). Her book, "Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered," won Christianity Today's 2019 Book of the Year Award for Missions/Global Church Building. She also co-authored "The Kingdom of God in Africa: A History of African Christianity" with Mark Shaw (2020). Across all her teaching, research, and writing, Wanjiru illuminates why megachurches are growing so quickly in the Majority World by paying careful attention to contextual factors and the Spirit's work.