Pastor Joseph Ndegwa Macharia originally from Nairobi Kenya. Based in Mesa Arizona is the Pastor of U.c.g.m, Oasis of Life Church located in the heart of East Mesa a Church with passion of the end time move to connect a dying world to a loving God.
He is the Executive Director and the founder of United Christians Global Ministries and Oasis of Life Churches. Joseph Macharia surrendered his life to Christ at age 25 in Nairobi Kenya. Due to his commitment to Christ and his passion to evangelism he was appointed as a Deacon of the local Church where he was raised to the rank of an Elder , Assistant Pastor to a full Pastor .He was Ordained in 1994 . By the Household of faith international Nairobi Kenya. In addition to his Pastoral ministry his Pasion to the lost he was appointed the General National coordinator of all the outreach missions in the entire churches. He found the evangelistic body known as (H.O.F.E.T) Household of Faith Evangelistic Team. He planted several Churches in Kenya under his leadership as the National Chairman the position he was holding until when he immigrated to United States of America.
He obtain his education through Rosedale Bible College in Irwin Ohio. He obtain an associate degree with the college America Phoenix Arizona. A Diploma with Stratford career institute Washington. Also on May 2019 he graduated with (Bachelors in Theology and Biblical counseling).While in Kenya he attended Morris Cerullo World Evangelism School of the ministry at Pagani Nairobi After completing his Bible school together with his wife Esther they became active in Volunteering in the community and participating in events to help promote a better Community in grater Columbus Ohio. In the Year 2001 they started the house to house prayer meeting and Bible study in Columbus area where they multiplied quickly and Pastor Joseph registered his ministry in Columbus Ohio. In the same year they started the Church in down town Columbus until the year 2003. The Church moved from Columbus to Whitehall Ohio Where Pastor Williams Douglass Duble open his Church for them to serve together. The Church was launched with a colorful ceremony By Bishops Absalom Ndungo from Kayole Kenya and Bishop J.B. Masinde of DC church in Nairobi .After serving for one year the church grows the number of attendant increased greatly .in the year 2004 the Lord laid a burden in Pastor Macharia’s heart to relocate to Phoenix Arizona where the Lord wanted to start His work. He invited all the Columbus Pastors where they sent Pastor Joseph and his Family off with a colorful fare well Party. He left the Church under another Pastor who is still doing great today. On March 2004 they arrived in Phoenix Arizona .There was no Kenyans Church in the whole state of Arizona and Kenyans Community ware very few. They started to bring Kenyans together by inviting them to Kiwanis Park where we had some activities like soccer and later people ate together as they cerebrated Easter or resurrection weekend together. In the same year they started the Prayer meeting and the Bible study in their home in Phoenix. The Fellowship grow and spread all over phoenix Metro by the grace of God the group multiplied fast from East Phoenix to West Phoenix. We find that the number was increasing that we can’t fit any house. After an earnest prayer the U.C.G.M Oasis of life Church Phoenix was birthed and registered in the state of Arizona. In the same year we launched the Church on September 19th 2005 in Phoenix Arizona. In the year 2014 we relocate the Church to East Mesa. By God’s grace we are celebrating our tenth anniversary on September this year 2015. In the year 2010 the Lord directed them with his wife Esther to the Church For the Nations (C.F.T.N) At cftn Joseph and Esther joined the outreach groups in the heart of phoenix they are appointed as the Leaders of the new American ministry and the international Fellowship Pastors .They completed several training classes including leadership class, cleansing streams, and many others Esther and Joseph were ordained by Cftn Dr Mike Maiden as full Pastors. Joseph was also appointed as the international fellowship and the Swahili Speaking Pastor. By the grace of God U.C.G.M. Oasis of life Church have planted Three Churches in Kenya. Machakos, Nairobi, and Kajiado . Pastor Joseph is married to his lovely wife Esther Wambui . He is blessed with six Children two boys and four girls Ruth, Nancy, Esther Junior, Benny, Grace and Matthew and three grandson Humphrey, Pasco, and Andy and one granddaughter Irene. They are happily serving the Lord with his Family in Mesa Arizona in Phoenix Metro.
Pastor Joseph Macharia is an author of three books (1) I HAVE A FATHER ( 2) THE PAST IS THE NUMBER ONE ENEMY TO YOUR DISTNEY .( 3) THE POWER OF THE WORD AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS .
They are serving the vibrant Church in east Mesa at 319 N 64th St at the N. E Corner of University Dr and 64TH St west of Power road at Christ Compassion Center building .