Female Pentecostal Charismatic Preachers

Modes of Legitimation by Female Pentecostal-Charismatic Preachers in East
Africa: A Comparative study in Kenya and Tanzania

This project examines the rise of female Pentecostal-Charismatic (PC) church leaders
and how they legitimize themselves in a male dominated religious field in Kenya and
Tanzania. The purpose of the study is to explore, in a qualitative way, women leaders’
modes of attaining legitimacy in African PC milieus, by focusing on four cases of
such women leaders. The study seeks to contribute empirically based knowledge on
the impact of religious innovation and competition in African society by leading
female actors. The four cases identified for the study include, in Kenya, Margaret
Wanjiru of Jesus Is Alive Ministries and Teresia Wairimu of Faith Evangelistic
Ministry; and in Tanzania, Gertrude Pangalile Rwakatare of The Mountain of Fire
Mikocheni B Assemblies of God, and Flora Peter of Church of Jesus Prayer Ministry.

Principal Investigator: Nandera Ernest Mhando, Department of Sociology and
Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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