The newly appointed Bishop Paul Kibirech Korir of ACK Diocese of Kapsabet was on Sunday 12th June 2016 consecrated and enthroned in a ceremony held at Kapsabet show grounds,
Speaking during the ceremony the Nandi County governor Cleophas Lagat congratulated the new bishop saying government will support the church to ensure that their is peace in the region.
The consecrated Bishop Korir in his speech said he is fully committed to work for God with all his strength and mind to ensure every body is served without any bias or nepotism.
He said he will work hand in hand together with his counterparts for mission accomplishments and cater for the spiritual needs of his people.
Birth and early life of the Bishop Korir
Bishop Paul Kibirech Korir is an ordained Anglican priest who until his election as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kapsabet has been the assistant Provost of All Saints Cathedral Nairobi.
He was born in the year 1967 in Chepkoiyo sub-location, Kabisaga location in Nandi North sub-county currently Mosop constituency.
The Bishop attended Chepkoiyo primary school in Nandi where he sat for his CPE in the year 1982 and joined Lelmokwo High school .
While at school he was a volleyball player a game which taught him the power of team spirit.
Apart from being a volleyball player he was also a school prefect and a member of the christian union (C.U) where he demonstrated inexhaustible patience and tolerance which later helped him shape his ministry.
He sat for his K.C.S.E In 1986 excelled well and worked for three years as a clerical officer with the government of Kenya before responding to the call of God to a full time ministry and joined the St. Pauls School of Divinity Kapsabet for a Diploma in Theology.
He became a link student to the St. John’s College Durham UK in 1990 to 1993 and in the 2004 joined St Paul’s University Limuru for a three year Bachelor of divinity degree where he wrote a research on “The Ministry of Mothers Union Vis-à-vis Clergy Wives: Leadership Dichotomy.
Bishop Korir was the chair of the Anglican students body where they used to jokingly refer to him as ‘our Bishop’.
Between 2009 and 2011 Bishop Paul Kibirech Korir joined Asbury Theological seminary in Kentucky USA for his Masters degree.
His Thesis was on “The Theology of John Wesley; The 21st century Reformation”.
He was enrolled again at Asbury Theological seminary for his doctorate studies with emphasis on Leadership and Legacy: “The zeal to finishing well”.
His overall dissertation focused is on church and democracy.
In his area of study he evaluates the prophetic role of the Anglican church of Kenya in enhancing democracy, equitable distribution of resources and public participation.
He is anticipating to graduate in his doctorate studies in the year 2017.
Above all Bishop Korir is married to Mrs. Seline Korir and they are blessed with two kids Emmanuel Kipkoech and Samuel Kiprotich.