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Top Scientist Turned Prophet
(Dr. David Edward Owuor, a Kenyan molecular geneticist, has an extensive academic background. He started out with a BS
Chemical Engineering, before doing an MSc in Genetics. He did his PhD at Ben Gurion University, Haifa, Israel in Molecular
and ended up working at the State University of New Jersey and University of Chicago, USA. It was while in the USA that he
responded to the calling of God in 2003. His story is remarkable, and his ministry resembles that of an Old Testament Proph
see his peer-reviewed journal articles here --- T )
Prophet Owuor Warns
By The Missioner Magazine
African Christian Missions International
He literally burst onto the Kenyan spiritual landscape with a message as shocking as his pronouncements. God
over her sins, and more so the defiling of the altars by the very stewards of God’s Word. Without mincing words, he stirred th
many with the foreboding for divine judgment unless the nation, as in the days of Nineveh, repented.
In particular, he gave a prophecy that parts of Kenya would be hit by an earthquake. Kenyans initially took the prophetic
a pinch of salt. After all, who was this unknown prophet who had descended on Kenya from nowhere? To others, perhaps th
misgivings were over the authenticity of this new messenger, who appeared to carry the divine caution that God had caused
other Christian leaders.
While he was giving a prognosis for the sinful situation right inside the altars, there were messages of peace from other Chris
leaders. But this new prophet saw irony in this. “How can God be speaking peace to Kenyans at a time when the church has
sunk to such low levels?”
His name is Dr. David Owuor. He professionally trained in chemical engineering and has worked as well as tutored
institutions in Israel and the United States of America. But, he avers, he had to drop this professional pursuit and heed the st
of God that directed him towards the proclamation of repentance by sinning people. That was the assignment over which he
of dust in the secular as well as Christian circles when he, without much preamble, made such profound pronouncements tha
could not just wish away.
He says among the sins that have saddened the heart of God are lying, sexual sin, perversion, preaching of money and hum
building of human kingdoms, sex in the church compound, sex during kesha [vigil] nights. It is as a result of the
that even gun-totting thugs are raiding churches to also steal and even engage sexual molestation inside the tabernacles (an
occasion forcing others to have sex with each other at the altar).
“What shocked me most was the sexual activities by Christians in church compounds,” Owuor states, adding that he cannot
how the church today has no fear of God while God is still the same God of Moses who has never changed in His
sin. “If there is a message from God for Kenya it has to be one of rebuke,” he maintains.
Aware that there are people who are not very comfortable with him, he urges “if you do not like the person who brings
remove him from the picture and judge the content of the message because it is not from him but from the Lord,
that “you can not accept the message and despise the messenger for God sent it as a full package.”
He came to Kenya looking forward to meeting other pastors and bishops so that together they could deliver the message. Hi
by many Church leaders was not exactly welcoming, he says, but rationalizes that “God will sometimes cause you to walk al
is nobody to walk with you on what He has assigned you.” He says he went ahead and delivered the message,
reception for he could not allow loneliness to thwart God’s mission. Gradually, however, goodwill has been developed with va
church leaders and he is working together with groups of church leaders taking the repentance message to areas like Kapen
Muhoroni, Nyahururu, Bungoma, Mt Elgon, Mombasa, and Kitui. He says he really liked it when the clergy acknowledged tha
message was from God and took it over and now they can work together. “This is not a one-man show,” he points out.
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The Missioner, on its assignment to probe and delve into Prophet Owuor’s utterances, sought to know his take on an earlier
that the ancient doors are opening in Africa and that God was about to restore Africa to her rightful global position,
Rev. Steve Ogan in a conference in South Africa between March 14 and 20, 2005.
Prophet Owour acceded to preaching the same message initially but that God showed him the right hand of Christ, the nail p
the blood flowing down indicating God’s pointer to His servants to take the church back to that first blood covenant.
the ancient doors opening,” he maintains, adding that Africa has been marked by God as a chosen continent, “The prophecy
is specifically to Kenyans and the Kenyan church. It is not a global prophesy”, he illuminates.
A section of the Kenyan clergy took seriously the warnings of Prophet Owuor and got together to arrange for national prayer
fasting. This was a national repentance for the whole church for forgiveness of God and cleansing of the defiled altars, as
empting God’s wrath upon Kenya.
According to Prophet Owuor, the Uhuru Park repentance was very historical in the spiritual realm for it marked the beginning
restoration of the altar. He affirmed that God was not about to write off Kenya, as that was not the purpose for sending a prop
them. “God is love which is why He wanted those sinning to repent so His mercy would be extended to His people.
Prophet Owuor referred back to the case of the casual manner in which Eli carried out his duties, which led to his
God in favour of young Samuel. God was therefore sidestepping the leaders of the church in Kenya, because the prophetic t
here. God is telling the clergy to move into holiness. Owuor feels that if the true gospel were to be preached in the church pe
in sin would not sit in the church so comfortably. Owuor gave an example of a time he preached in Mexico and openly rebuk
he saw it. “People who heard the message did not just continue sitting comfortably in the church as they had been used to;
wept in repentance,” he said.
The Missioner sought to know: After Uhuru Park repentance, what? Did the prayers cleanse the defiled altars? Are we out of
woods? Is the earthquake off?” The answer according to Prophet Oduor the Lord talked to him right after the meeting at Uhu
confirming that He had accepted the fasting and prayer of repentance and that as a result; there was a lot of healing taking p
land and the people.
But Owuor is quick to add that God was still going to show the things prophesied, otherwise people would take him as a
He says he warned people that God was going to come through with one big thing to prove that it was Him who sent him and
was different and not a liar.
He assures that God appreciated the prayers of repentance that the church in Kenya made, but not only was there going to b
judgment in the house, Ezekiel 34, but an earthquake would still take place for God to come through as God. The Prophet co
that even if God has shown that an earthquake would hit parts of the nation, He still has the divine power to halt it on the bas
people’s repentance. He illustrates that Nineveh repented but was still judged. Even in the case of Kenya after repenting, Go
come through as God and pass His judgment.
The altar is in the process of being completely cleaned up by God. There is need for continual repentance even in the church
which reasons he and other church leaders were in the process of setting up prayer stations all over the country. Messages
sent to different parts of the country and the world warning about the coming earthquake, just as he had warned
the Asian countries.
Dr. Owuor grew up in Yimbo village, Goma, Bondo district of Nyanza Province. His father worked in Uganda and saw him thr
primary schools in Yimbo, then joined Mbale Secondary School in Uganda. He then proceeded to St. Peter’s College, Tororo
briefly joined Makerere University until when his father retired and they came back to Kenya. This retirement resulted in his t
the University of Nairobi. After finishing his Bachelor of Science at Kabete Campus, he pursued a Masters Degree
in plant genetics. He became the lead student and this earned him a scholarship to Germany under the German Academic E
As he was preparing for Germany, he received another scholarship to go to Israel. He dropped out of the German scholarshi
settled for Israel even knowing that he would earn less from this scholarship than if he took up the Germany scholarship.
Christian, I opted for Israel because this was the Holy Land,” he says. While in Israel he changed his educational pursuit from
genetics to biochemical genetics. He returned to Kenya briefly and worked for the United Nations Environment Program as a
In 1994 he resigned and went back to Israel for his doctorate in biochemical genetics. At this stage, he delved deeper into le
about enzymes and genes. This new study opened other opportunities for study in Germany and eventually to the
completion of his doctorate he proceeded to the University of Chicago where he was engaged in drug design and discovery
Still in Chicago, he taught pharmacy and drug design in what is called signal transduction; a study directed towards understa
pathway of drugs.
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After this he moved to the State University of New Jersey in the Pharmaceutical Faculty dealing with more of drug metabolis
went to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey where he was hired as a Research Teaching Specialist, getting more into surgery
the appointment to Chicago in 1999 and worked on until 2003 when he decided to follow the Lord.
Dr. Owuor received Christ in 1988 when at the Uganda- Kenya boarder. He tells of how he was traveling to Makerere Univer
his transfer to Nairobi University after his father retired. At this time, he says, Uganda had just gone through a military transit
soldiers were all over at the boarder, “yet I had to go over to Makerere to get the transfer paperwork that the University of Na
required of me as a Kenyan,” he says. It was difficult to cross the border with killings taking place. He cried to God, telling Him
dedicate his life to Him and serve Him all his life if he passed through safely. “I did not understand at that time that I was vow
prayer like Hanna.” He says that such prayers move God. God heard his prayers and he went through despite the
Kenyan. When he realized that God had come through for him, young Owour said a short prayer asking the Lord to come int
Lord and Savior. He says he did not confess to anyone of his decision to follow Christ, “I talked to the Lord and I did not need
for this commitment,” he states.
“I confess that not much changed in my life after that prayer, although I knew that in the spiritual realm a major overhaul took
however did not see it for I went back to my life and became ‘normal.’ I even forgot about his commitment “until during the tim
exams when I needed God again!” Dr. Owuor says this is when he remembered that he had promised God his life. He had n
end of the bargain and so feared going to God again. After careful consideration, he cried to God again to change him and th
he started seeing tangible changes in his life.
Dr. Owuor was born in May, 1966, and is the second born in a family of six girls, three boys. His mother was a very strong C
who prayed the family into the Kingdom of God. The family grew up poor but it was a humble one. Their mother would pray
everything they had. Young Owuor started going to church at an early age, serving as an altar boy in the Anglican Church.
Since the Lord called him to His service as a prophet, he has not had enough time with his family saying, “in this type of calli
disconnect you from feelings and things of familiarity”, but once in a while he gets in touch with them. The last time he
when he arrived in Kenya in November 2004 and again when he had held a crusade in Homabay and his team offered to tak
home to see his parents around April 2005.
Dr. Owour does not have a family of his own and he says, “I’m not contemplating on it; in fact I do not think it will
this, he says of how when God called him, he was still in the world and did not know the nature of his calling. He says he wo
people to learn from his past. He does not keep it secret that he was married. “I have son in Israel that was begotten out of s
His son, he informs, is extremely orthodox Jewish. While in Israel, the Lord was calling him into ministry but the enemy was b
directing him towards Judaism. He says it was very strange for him to be married to a Jewish woman as orthodox Jews neve
outside of their sect. The rabbi father of his wife was encouraging him to get marry his daughter, settle in Israel and then con
Judaism. “When I look back now I begin to see the works of the enemy because Judaism does not accept Christ, and such a
would have shut out my divine call,” he reflects back.
Owuor narrates how while in Israel “The Almighty Father called him three times, adding,. “I was not very versed in the Bible a
not know how to respond.” He thanks God that through his career he was able to move from Israel and into the United States
America which disconnected him from the orthodox Jews. He had wanted the mother of his child to move to America with
While in America, he cohabited with another woman who was not saved and who did not at all recognize the call he had from
“It was not easy to be doing all the things I was doing and then wake up one morning and tell your wife you are ‘
he explains. He says he started hearing the voice of the Lord and God showing him the sick, “I could see His right hand poin
them and His left hand physically touching me saying ‘Go and pray for these people’” When these things started
worldly wife found it hard to believe that someone could quit a job bringing in thousands of dollars to follow after some
Between the time of his getting born again and his calling there was a lot of compromising but Dr. Owuor explains that, like M
had known the mark of his calling, he would have lived better. With a citation from Jeremiah 1:5 Owuor says, one wishes he
mentored or that the Lord had given you understanding earlier. He qualifies because of our lives being predetermined before
born, God would at the appointed time, even after we have fallen many times, still come back and call us to our stations. Ask
how he could tell for sure it was God calling him, Owuor emphasizes that there can be no confusion whatsoever when God c
case, he says; “He called me three times and He began to appear in mighty visitations”.
It all started in Israel, where Dr. Owuor reminisces that fellow professors would look through the glass partitioning of his offic
of the blues remark; “Remember Moses!” He initially ignored this, when the same phrase was repeated later, and by others,
asking himself questions. He says this happened even along corridors but he brushed it off for he did not understand it and
“they were humorous people and of a different culture.
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When he eventually left Israel and went to Chicago, he was one day walking home and someone honked at him, then pulled
told him, “Sir, I do not know if you see this, but there was so much light around you that it blocked the whole road I could not
is why I pulled over here and I felt it was inappropriate to pass without talking to you”. But this was not all. The clincher was w
man went on to tell him, “Remember Moses?” It was at this time that he linked the message, starting from all the way in Israe
“I was shocked and told him that he was perhaps seeing the glory of Jesus in me, because of the salvation I had received fro
Owuor confesses that he was at this time living according to the word of God and was attending the Living Word Christian C
Illinois. He was then able to understand that God was communicating to him. That night he prayed for the Lord to reveal Him
to confirm the light and the “Remember Moses” reference. Owuor says the Lord visited him that night and put a cloud around
he could see the right cloak that runs from His left shoulder. “I trembled and cried saying ‘Lord am sorry, I did not mean that
see you’”, he narrates. The following morning he went to see a Christian lady called Patricia whom he says surprised
right off the bat, what had happened in his house that night. He later ran away from Chicago to New Jersey because he thou
something that was going on in Chicago, “at that time I was thinking more of marriage, and focusing on my person life
As confirmation that his flight to New Jersey was the work of the devil, only two weeks of arriving, Owuor started cohabiting w
woman who was very intolerant to Christ. He feared going to church for he was running away from God, “but that
block what God had placed in me”, he concludes. The Lord, he declares, closed the womb of his wife that they had no childr
then again the Lord told him, “You cannot run from me”.
After adamantly disobeying the Lord and rejecting His call, the Lord made him run into a serious car accident. His car flipped
his collar bone was broken; blood was flowing from his eyes, an indication that of possible brain damage. He and even
surprised to find that there was nothing with him. That night he says the Lord came to him again saying, “You cannot run awa
me”. Owuor admits he was running away from God, even after He had manifested Himself to him, because he did not know
of his calling and also not knowing the weight of asking God to reveal Himself.
Owuor further says it was not easy for him as a young Kenyan abroad. His mind was set on establishing himself
with a dream to build houses, send money home, buy big cars, and being on demand in various universities. It was rather dif
him, seemingly at the height of success, to just let God call him into the unknown. Moreover, his wife put him in a situation w
had to choose between her and God and eventually he had to choose God.
On being questioned on his divorce when the Bible was clear on the subject, Owuor explained that the marriage founded on
that God is against Christians being unequally yoked with unbelievers. “The Bible is very clear that if it is endangering your fa
you to hell, it allows you to separate. God will not allow you to go to hell because you are married to a person who is a non
went on to cite examples of Paul in the Bible who had to remain alone to do accomplish his calling.
Contrasting his situation with what is written in Isaiah 41:11-1, when God visited Ezekiel in a dream, Owuor talked
holding a flower in his hands and God telling him that that flower was everything about his wife. Then the Lord asked him to p
the flower to Him but Owuor struggled the whole night with the Lord. “I refused because I knew if I passed the flower over my
would be over,” At 5:30am in the morning, however, Owuor says he passed it over and woke up to find his wife packing even
their exchanging any words. Owuor claims that God would do such things as separate a couple depending on the nature of
He says that the Lord has been teaching him about His nature saying that the Bible says that ‘His nature He only teaches Hi
but to other people He shows miracles’. He says that God told him that his guilt is washed away and was pursing His people
asked Moses to prepare Israelites by having them abstain from sexual impurity. Prophet Dr. Owour confesses that
one requires the help of the Holy Spirit to walk you through the relationships one is involved in.
His doctrine on divorce and separation is that God allows separation in case of unfaithfulness and death. He says that God s
make us live up to our full age. “In a case where you are the Christian in a marriage and the other spouse is not born again,
enlightened one and you should pray the other person into salvation and God will save them if that was His will, because eve
is a calling.
Having never attended a theological school, every time God visited Him He wrote on the wall. He testifies that the first time G
him, he wrote on the wall Isaiah 43:1-11 which he says confirmed his calling. As to why people were referring to him as a pro
Owuor says it is only God who designates prophets. He says he always tells people to call him Dr. Owour. He says for one to
prophet of God, God comes down and manifests Himself in mighty visitations.
“God showed Himself to me, He touched me and showed me the churches to go and pray and the countries to visit
to Deuteronomy 18:17 Dr. Owuor says, “God talks to me by voice” and continues to cite consequent verses stipulating that G
the false prophet to death. If a prophet says things that do not come true, he should not be feared or respected. He says that
came here, people would call him Dr. Owour, and he told them he had discarded that professional title to follow the Lord.
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many started calling him a prophet, “because the things I said started happening.” He says when he came to Kenya he saw
which was the physical sign of a church that was fallen. He says that in every country he has visited, God has always shown
dream who His prophets are.
Dr. Owuor says that his dilemma when he came to deliver the message in Kenya was that “there are so many false prophets
these people believe me?” He says that God has been sending signs to the people in his meetings, “but it is not these signs,
Holy Spirit of God that is supposed to convict them.” He claims to have prophesied in Mexico that a ring would appear in the
changing shapes and so much glory shining around it. “When it actually happened, people started calling me pointing out tha
prophecy was being broadcast in the CNN and that NASA space scientists had discovered a ring coming towards the earth s
changing shapes just as I had said would happen,” he says.
Dr. Owuor claims to have given advance warnings on the earthquakes that eventually took place in Mexico, “It came to
talking about prophecies that have eventually become a reality,” Dr Owour says. In America, he claims to have prophesied th
asteroid would come close to the earth, which would shock people who would fear the asteroid colliding with the earth. Dr. O
claims to have spoken on radio and assured people the asteroid would not crash on earth. About five months after the
scientists spoke of an object hurtling towards the earth.
Dr. Owuor claims to have warned the Israelites that something would happen on August 14 this year at the site where John t
started his ministry. He says that the devil had tried to do a counterfeit on this by starting Olympic Games in Greece on the s
and people were already calling him asking if he had meant the Olympic Games.
In the homes where he foretells accidents before they happen and gives details of how it will happen. God has also shown h
top families and what would happen to them. He explains that when these things are revealed one is supposed to pray
He says he has known of accidents and prevented them from taking place, “but the Lord will sometimes allow some things to
so that He can prove to the people He is talking to you”.
The relationship between God and His prophets is very deep for God reveals Himself to you anytime and talks to you by voic
claims that God makes him feel the pain that He feels over sin. Owuor claims that God talked to him on December 24, 2004
Tsunami floods that eventually wreaked havoc in Asia and many people lost their lives. God asked him to warn Asia and Eas
regions. He says that on the eve of the Tsunami holocaust, God asked him to fast and pray during Christmas because it
happen, and the Tsunami took place.
As he was receiving the Tsunami message, God also talked to him about the defiled altar in Kenya. When he was sent to Ke
the people to repent or the country would be hit by an earthquake, he wondered how he was going to tell the Muslims, Asian
and Buddhists in Kenya to repent and seek refuge in Christ. After the Tsunami took place, Dr. Owour started to tell the churc
to restore the altar for judgment was going to fall on them. He confesses it was very difficult for the church to accept him and
message and he became very unpopular as a result. But eventually, he says, the Holy Spirit came down and started to
church to receive this message. The most striking thing was that there was sin in the church and the members of the clergy k
The clergy gradually confessed over the sexual sin in the church, and the fallen state of the church in Kenya. In the circumst
would have been foolhardy to expect God to send them a prophet with a sweet message. He contends.
Dr. Owuor says he has no scientific way of predicting events, “I am not a geologist or an earthquake scientist,” but adds that
Mexico are calling him back there because he prophesied that there would white smoke that would almost touch the
people in Mexico are calling him that a volcano has now erupted. It takes the coming true of such prophesies for people to kn
On the Biblical contention that many false prophets would emerge in the End Times, Dr. Owuor says that only the Holy Spirit
can reveal who a true prophet is. He says that people should not go to others to inquire if a man is a prophet, or not. Rather,
should communicate with the Spirit of God and He will reveal to them. To discern a prophet, he advises, the prophet should
something that is not in line with the Bible.
Dr. Owuor avers that Christians hold the key to the kingdom but that we are squandering God’s opportunity to serve mankind
many conflicts in the churches. “When we do this openly, we deter Asians for example, who come to church hungry for the
search of God. We will attract them when the altars are restored,” he said.
On modes of dressing, Dr. Owuor decried the manner in which current fashions left many of our women virtually nude. This,
made no better by comedian preachers who appear to preach as a form of entertainment. This also makes Asians leave, as
a serious and holistic approach to God. “They dress with fear and do not show off their bodies; neither do they even display t
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