Pastor Donald and Nancy Gichane

Senior Pastor - Ruach West

Donald is the Senior Pastor of the first Church-plant of the Purpose Centre Church; better known as “Ruach West Assembly.”

He assumed this role in October 2019, after faithfully accepting the call, and launching out at The Sankara Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi.

He was previously serving as an Elder at The Purpose Centre Church from inception in 2007, and previously held a similar role at Salt and Light Church International while living and going to school in the United States.

Donald is also an avid entrepreneur with a passion for business. He has over 20 years professional experience spanning Real Estate, Horticulture, Groundwater Management, Community Development and Operations Management.

Donald spent the earlier part of his career at Living Water International (LWI); an International NGO with operations in close to 30 countries World Wide. He started off at LWI in Houston, Texas, before taking up the role of Operations Head in Kenya, where he was responsible for planning and executing over 300 water projects; several of which were commissioned by the head of state.

Donald’s passion however, is in emerging Africa. In particular: Real Estate. He is currently focused on disrupting the real estate space in Kenya, specifically in affordable housing, for maximum social impact.

Donald holds a BBA, in Information Systems Management and a Mass Media degree from Houston Baptist University, Texas, USA.

He is a devout Christian, husband to one; Nancy Gichane and father to Maya, Micah and Mikaela.

Both Donald and Nancy have a joint mission to see families established and grow. They have been instrumental in setting-up both pre and post marital training programs for individuals courting for marriage, and similarly created a successful Marriage Enrichment Ministry for those who’ve said, “I do.” Their live’s mantra is “One day at a time – it’s the Lord’s work, NOT ours!”

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