Michael Eaton is one of the many leaders of Chrisco Fellowship of Churches, Nairobi, Kenya (which was started as a prayer meeting in 1978, led by Harry Das). Chrisco now numbers hundreds of congregations. In Kenya it is very much an indigenous movement. Its people are poor, in some cases desperately so. It is wholly East African (Kenyans, Ugandans, Tanzanians) in membership – apart from the Eatons who have British origins. Michael and his wife Jenny are also members of Westminster Chapel in Britain, and have many links with churches in Africa, Asia and Europe. Jenny also has a special concern for the parts of the world troubled by famine and war and often has opportunities to minister in South Sudan and similar localities near Kenya.
Michael and his Kenyan colleague, Jeremiah Mugala married to Mary Mugala, are pastors in Chrisco Central Church, in the slum-suburb of Kibera in Nairobi (total population 4 million). In Kibera the people are very needy but Chrisco has it´s largest building (which holds 3000) in the heart of the slum and has it´s lively `flagship´ congregation there. Both Michael and Jeremiah (and Jenny and Mary) and the elders who work with them make Kibera their base for outreach to many corners of Kenya and its surrounding countries. There are satellite-churches in places like Namanga (on the Tanzanian border) and some non-Chrisco churches between Kisumu and Busia (Uganda border). Michael uses the term `pastor-at-large´ and spends much time with the various churches in inner-city Nairobi plus its meetings in Nairobi Cinema. In Nairobi city Chrisco Fellowship meets every day, at 6:45 am. for prayer, at 1 pm for lunchtime-prayer-meeting-plus-evangelistic-preaching, and at 5 pm for after-work bible teaching. Saturdays are used for extra meetings, and on Sundays Nairobi has `Chrisco congregations´ in many parts of the city.