Pastor Dennis Mullet, is from the United States of America, grew up in Ohio State, got born again at 14 and says he loves serving Jesus. In his early years, he knew he was going to become a pastor and that he did, at 29 years old. He serves at Gospel Haven church since 1984. He became a bishop in 1994 overseeing 5 churches.
He has always had a heart for missions and specifically for Kenya for the past 20 years. He has however gone to other countries: South America, Israeli countries, Nicaragua, Canada, Brazil, Haiti, among others. He met Bishop Mulandi 25 years ago, who invited him in company of two others to visit Kenya sometime. He did. He says he felt that this was what God wanted him to do, and he asked Bishop if he could come back with a team. He travelled back to Kenya with Gospel express, a singing team, as the first, in 1988. He comes every January with a team, interested to do missions in the country. The team of about 18 people does construction and evangelism. He is joined by Pastor Dave miller in most of these trips.Below His team in 2012
He selects his team from people in the USA, who love God, have a heart and passion for mission. In Kenya, they are exposed to work, different cultures, but mainly, he wants them to see how God works in other Christians. He expresses his love for Christians in Kenya whom he says have such passion to serve Jesus and to preach to people. The team is therefore exposed to this, and once back to their country, they are re-charged and have zeal in their service to God.
Bishop Dennis grew up in a Christian home, while he knew that he needed Jesus, he completely sold out to serve Jesus at 25 years. He feels like a partner of Bishop Mulandi, helping in building the church and in evangelism and construction. “As long as God continues to raise people, teams, for evangelism,” he says, “I will continue bringing teams.” He sees more teams continue to come to this mission base for the next 5, 10 years. He explains inviting many people who he thinks can do such missions, and while there are those who decline the invitation, those who come always go back thankful and better people. Through such exposure, he has seen at least one person who has since come back with same size of team doing same work. He is glad that there is such growth, and hopes there will arise more team leaders.
One of the most special times for him is the appreciation and gratefulness of the Kenyan people. He says that while the Christians in Kenya have a lot less than the people in the US, they are grateful for what they have. One of his greatest challenges is an observation that they have more to ask for, which is taken for granted in the western culture. He remembers a couple he met last year at Kabati in Thika, during one of the crusades. He walked into their shop and every night he encouraged George and his wife to get born again. On the last night, they yielded to Christ. Worth mention, is a testimony that happened in Umoja, Thika. A particular man sat in the background at the crusade ground, running his business. The team, never got to learn his name but always called him the maandazi man (a common snack in Kenya), because he made and sold maandazis inhis small shed. They walked up to him, shared the love of God, but he never came out to the crusade ground because he was watching his business. During the last day of the meetings, the team bought all his maandazis and gave to the children. The man closed his business to attend the meeting. That night, he gave his life to Christ! Praise the Lord! This year, in the hotel they were putting up, he witnessed to the cyber café manager. He was able to attend only one crusade meeting after which he said he wanted to think about whether or not to get born again. Bishop Dennis and Evangelist Daniel paid him a visit the following day and he surrendered his life to God! “Every year, am encouraged by people who get born again.” He explains how warm they are received while witnessing to strangers, which contrasts with his own country, where they shut you off.
Other teams that have accompanied him.
Bishop Mullet is happily married to Manda, they have 4 children, 3 of whom are married and have 3 grandchildren. He works with his children, running a business back home and they know his love to support missions in Kenya. Two of them have joined him severally in these missions. He married at the age of 23, and has been for 33 years.
He highly encourages other teams to come and expose themselves to God’s work.