Bishop Asiago of Kenya Tours the LCMS to Share the Plight of the ELCK, by Pr. Rossow

Bishop Thomas Asiago logged over 4,000 miles, met over 1,500 LCMS members, including 30 pastors and 3 presidents in the last few weeks. He was warmly received and was able to tell the story of the beleaguered Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya.

We have reported the plight of the ELCK in other blog posts. Since the only word we tend to get from the ELCK  is from Bishop Obare, who locked rightly elected delegates out of the church convention, a few Americans raised the money to bring Bishop Asiago here to tell the story and to make acquaintances.

Bishop Asiago is the rightly elected Presiding Bishop of the ELCK but Bishop Obare will not step aside. Obare is also continuing to rule the church as an overlord, even taking Bishop Asiago’s vehicle from him and excommunicating those who disagree with him.

Many LCMS’ers still continue to support projects in the ELCK. We strongly caution against that since we ourselves and the Kenyans see these dollars wasted and squandered and there is precious little evidence of the success of these programs.

For more information and a pictorial record of the Bishops trip go to You can also like our Facebook page under that same name.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Bishop Asiago of Kenya Tours the LCMS to Share the Plight of the ELCK, by Pr. Rossow — 51 Comments

  1. ELCK Insider,

    Your father, who was not elected bishop in the ELCK but was wrongly “appointed” unilaterally then deposed Bishop Asiago and other innocent men who were courageous enough to stand up to the corruption in the ELCK. Atura does not have to tell me anything. Long before I met Atura I had plenty of documents of corruption from your father’s office with his hand on them as well as audio evidence of the corruption perpetrated by your father.

    These are not secret documents but have been published in the ELCK.

    Even the LCMS establishment has acknowledged this corruption and stopped funding new projects in the ELCK a couple of years ago.

    You are no insider. The insider’s long ago reported the corruption from the ELCK and published the official documents that prove it. You are merely a pretender who does not even have the courage to give his own name when slandering others.