Paul Mackenzie Biography,church,age,wealth,wife,education,scandals


Paul Mackenzie is a well-known pastor and the leader of Good News International church based in Kenya, a message based upon the teachings of William Branham. Paul has had his share on the controversies in scandals and cultism. He is known to lead his members selflessly and give inspiration to many.

Real Name:                Paul Mackenzie

Year of Birth:             1st August 1972

Age:                             51 years old

Gender:                       Male

Career:                        Pastor

Place of Birth:             Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality:                 Kenyan

Networth:                   $3 million

Early Life

Paul Mackenzie was born in 1972 in Tennessee in the United States of America. He attended High school in Tennessee after completing his high school education he joined Tennessee University where he graduated with a degree in Theology.


Pastor Paul Mackenzie had a passion to serve full time in ministry, he served as an associate in several churches before his ministry took him to Ohio. When in Ohio he served as a senior pastor of a local church and he was instrumental in changing the church into a thriving community of believers.

Paul Mackenzie claimed to have received a prophetic word in 2001, that he would go back to Tennessee to start his own ministry/church. Having heard the voice of God Paul and his family relocated to Chattanooga, Tennessee to start his own ministry.

In the year 2002 Paul founded the City Church Chattanooga which grew fast to over 4,000 members. City Church Chattanooga saw a tremendous growth which transformed into a vibrant ministry touching many lives. City Church Chattanooga pioneered different programs which was aimed at feeding the homeless and providing them with shelter, while supporting missionaries locally and abroad.

Personal Life

Paul Mackenzie is married to Michelle Mackenzie and together they have four children. His wife serves together with him in ministry, she is passionate towards the welfare of the needy and less fortunate.


Paul Mackenzie is known for his generous work with helping the needy and those who are disadvantaged. He has given back to the community through his charitable works. Paul has a foundation reputable for providing healthcare and education services to the under privileged children, the foundation has also built schools and clinics which has improved countless number of lives.

Scandal/Cult and Controversies

Paul Mackenzie Church has been proven to be a cult religion by the police after it was found out that he was misleading his followers. Paul advised his congregation to fast to see heaven, this has led to his followers’ deaths due to lack of eating.

Many graves have been discovered allegedly believed to be buried with bodies of believers who might have perished due to starvation. Detectives have camped in Shakahola Forest in Malindi for the third day to rescue followers of Paul Mackenzie as well as unearth buried bodies. Some of the rescued followers even refused to be rescued claiming they wanted to go to heaven as their preacher had promised. This has raised eyebrows in country with religious leaders from other churches condemning Paul and even the president William Ruto commenting on it.

Below is more story about the real Mackenzie:

This was Paul McKenzie Nthenge when his church,Good News International in Malindi flourished few years back. He wasn’t the shaggy, confused person gracing the screens today.  He started this church back in 2003  as a small evangelical centre alongside his wife Joyce Mwikamba.

They then moved to a village called Migingo in Malindi where he set up a church in a walled compound, where his family still lives todate. His wife Joyce helped in preaching as a co-pastor and McKenzie  claimed to have power to speak to God DIRECTLY. In his sermons, he claimed to deliver words as given by God himself.

Around 2016, Mckenzie acquired a TV station  after one of his followers Kennedy Mwacharo  sold his property in Lamu at a throw away price of 20 Million and handed over all the money to him, abandoning his family and responsibilities. The property was valued over 100 Million back then. The man would die two months later in unclear circumstance.

Several cases of people selling their properties and giving McKenzie as they await to meet Jesus would then follow, the recent one being Betty, a air hostess who quit her 11 year job, left her husband and sold her lifelong investments at a throw away price of 7 million, heading with the money to McKenzie’s Shakaola church.

Betty is suspected to be among the dead bodies being retrieved in graves in Shakahola.

It is claimed that McKenzie used the money that Kennedy Mwacharo gave him to buy pieces of land in Malindi and Mombasa , two vehicles and started the TV station.  Through his TV station, Mckenzie reached so many people and his teachings were basically on end times, evilness of western ways of life like  medical services, education, food,  sports, music etc.

Mackenzie dwelt on the uselessness of life and stressed on the afterlife. He preached about the second coming of Christ which according to him was so soon – His timeline of the second coming was always less than a year . He also focused on the wrath that awaited those who would be alive by then.

In 2018 Dr. Ezekiel Mutua through KFCB ordered for the immediate closure of the TV station, this was a year after Mckenzie and his wife had been arraigned in court for religious radicalisation , knowing and unlawfully promoting extreme belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologies to advance religious and social change.

It is unclear how this case ended and despite the orders to shut down the TV station, McKenzie continued with it something that showed how connected he might have been. Remember at a point, he threatened the then Kilifi Women Rep Aisha Jumwa when she questioned some of his teachings and why he kept sick people in his compound instead of taking them to the hospital.

In 2019, McKenzie would again hit headlines when four siblings from Mumias left home for his church and went missing , three of them would later resurface. This, plus the pressure put on him to close unregistered school he operated in his compound prompted him to move from Migingo to Shakaola. He closed the church, sold some his vehicles then bought the Shakaola land in the name of starting a farming venture.

People who went to see him at where his previous church used to be in Migingo were referred to his Shakaola farm and according to neighbours, a lot of people went there but few left. McKenzie had fasting supervisors who would monitor the poor souls in the bush as they starved to death. These are also the same people who work as undertakers for him.

It is claimed that while leaving Migingo and closing his church, he sold the TV station ( equipment) and one of his vehicle to Pastor Ezekiel of New Life and even some of his evangelization tools. Note that Pastor McKenzie is not living with his family in Shakaola, the family live in Migingo village in a gated compound where he had his church and he has been putting up another beautiful family home few distance from Malindi town.

 As he brainwashed other people and their children to die in order to meet Jesus, his family is living their best from what the fools give him as they prepare for the ‘holy’ Journey. Remember most of these people are fasting in the bush day and night , facing the harsh weather conditions and other risks – Mmmmh… let me say there is no risk if they are fasting to die


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