Archbishop Ole Sapit

Archbishop Ole Sapit

Kenyan Anglican Bishop

Anglican Church of Kenya

Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit is a Kenyan Anglican bishop. He was elected as the sixth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya on 20 May 2016 and was installed on 3 July 2016 at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi. Sapit studied at Berea Theological College in Nakuru from 1989 to 1991 to obtain a Diploma in Theology. He has ordained a deacon in July 1991 and a priest in July 1992. He was vicar at Belgut Parish in the Diocese of Nakuru from 1992 to 1994.

He studied at St. Paul’s University, Limuru from 1994 to 1997, where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. He obtained a Certificate in Research/Consultancy at Daystar University in 1999. He moved to the University of Reading in England where he obtained an M.A. in Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods, in 2002/2003. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in professional studies by the California-based Global University for Lifelong Learning.

Sapit was Diocesan Mission and Development Coordinator at the Diocese of Nakuru, from 2003 to 2004. He was a suffragan bishop at the Diocese of Kericho from 2005 to 2007. He has been diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Kericho since 2008. Sapit is a supporter of the Anglican realignment and his election was welcomed by several of the primates in the Global Anglican Future Conference.