Ogweno holds Bachelor of Education (Moi University, Kenya) and M.Phil. in Mass Communication and Media Studies (University of Bergen, Norway).
He is the founder of Christ is Lord Ministries—Worldwide (Cilmin—Worldwide).
He has a call in conflict resolution based on the virtues of Christ. He summarises his call as follows: “Mine is to bridge the gap between doctrines/theology and practice both for leaders and individual Christians."
Ogweno ministers internationally in conferences, seminars, workshops and church settings. He is available for itineraries.
Married to Laura Caroline Ogweno, they are blessed with three kids: Victor, Jim-Jif and Baraka. He and his family reside in Norway where they are active in a local church (Christian Fellowship—Skien).
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. When God Did Not Fulfil His Word: A Flash of a Thought, a Lingering Paradox or a Permanent Verdict? This my "first born." There is always something special doing something for the first time and getting satisfied with the results. This book was based on a case where a terminally ill member of our local church supposedly got several words of prophesy that she was not going to die but live and would testify of the Lord's goodness. When she died according to the doctors' prognosis, it was a time to ask questions. After writing the book, I didn't get permission from the relatives of the departed to use her name. It took me time to figure out how to use the case without being too specific. As a result, I wrote another book and published ahead of this book.
2. Virtue That Counts: Pursuing That Which Touches The Heart of God This was my second manuscript but my first published book. It is a book where I poured out all that God had put in my heart that far. This book is about two most defining factors in the way we relate with God: 1) Either things are too difficult, or 2) too insignificant.
3. A Life of an Enthusiastic Worship: Secrets of Worshipping God in-and-out-of Season. This book is my favourite because I came to understand that we were created to have a fellowship with God and it is a fellowship of worship. There had to be a way to relate with God in ways that are commensurate to worshipping.
4. Swimming With Crocodiles: Lamenting Man’s Voluntary Insanity At The Precipice Of Eternity. This book is special to me because, for one, it is a testimony that God spared my life during the time I was naive enough to think that when we were in a crowd of teenagers, the danger of crocodiles in the lake where we used to swim in was not something we needed to think about. I have come to observe that we human beings are prone to do extremely dangerous things even when eternity is at stake.
5. Fundamentals Of Balanced Christianity: Charismatic Parlance Or Pragmatic Balance When I came to know that God had called me to write, it came with a title of the book I was to write and the title was "Balance." Though I didn't start with it but it was the first title God gave me. Finding the balance is the most difficult in everyday life. There are always forces making people swing like a pendulum. This book highlights the extremes that should be shunned.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I use social media. I also use physical contacts (friends and acquaintances).
Certain things are free not because they are valueless but because they are priceless. Precious things are delicate and the thief would always scheme to steal them. If you don't know the value of what you have, either you will misuse it or be careless with it leading to it being stolen. It is God's Grace. If it is about your eternal heritage, be rest assured that the devil will try to sabotage it.
Have you ever done something that when you got the question: "What were you thinking?" it was like a knife cutting through your body? The reason for the pain of that question is that the tormenting consequence of what you did was guaranteed. If for example a mouse decides to play hide-and-seek with a cat, he must consider the fact that he only needs to be found once and he will be a meal.
Stewardship is indeed the object of the initial assignment God gave mankind and it is going to be the ultimate subject of accounting. The starting point is that we and everything we own are owned. We will be expected to give an account of our life; our resources; our time; our talents; our environment, etc. It is important that we are always conscious about this.
When man's contradictions are confronted, incriminating evidences leave him convicted. A child who has ‘stolen’ sugar may not know that the evidence of his ‘thievery’ is written all over his face.
With the trails of evidence on him, it does not help that he vigorously denies licking the sugar. The mother only needs to place a mirror in front of him so that he can see the evidence for himself.
In places where dogs roam about freely, it is common to watch a dog find a carcass, pick a piece of bone from it and bolt away, leaving the rest of the stuff behind. This can be likened to the way we tend to treat God’s Word. Often, we come across a scripture or a teaching in the Bible, we pick it and ‘run away’ not caring about the whole stuff. This book attempts the elusive balance.
This book scrutinises the options that usually present themselves when faith meets a mountain. Armed with faith, anytime we meet a mountain, we would naturally want it to give way—it is the dictate of our “factory setting.” It is almost uncontested that faith is at its best when it sends mountains packing. Some mountains, however, don't pack, instead they park. What do we do?
Virtue that counts is elusive to many believers basically because of two reasons: Either it is too difficult or too insignificant. The pursuit of God's heart yields perspectives that see the magnificence in the 'insignificant.' The book also cheers believers on in order to overcome the intimidating difficulties that result from the pursuit of that which touches the heart of God.
The problem of pain and suffering is an age-old experience. Nevertheless, we have never been experienced enough to fit in God's perspectives in order to unquestioningly 'accept' some realities. In this book, the author shares perspectives resulting from his struggles and unique experiences he has had personally and also observed in the lives of people around him.
In today's generation we use the road as never before. If Christ was to physically teach in this generation, He would most likely plot some of His teachings in a traffic setting. Traffic experiences carry ample spiritual lessons.
Lessons From The Road highlights these spiritual lessons in a way that the reader can easily identify with. Take time to listen to what God has been speaking to you.
With a starting point that we were created to have a fellowship with God, the book explains how this fellowship is about worship. It reveals “secrets” of relating with God in ways that not only facilitate worshipping but also make it an everyday experience. With personal and general life experiences, the book is heavily illustrated, making it uniquely captivating.
More often a politician speaks because he has to say something but a prophet speaks because he has something to say. The writing of my story is not prompted by “Me too—I have to say something!” It is, rather, because I have something to say—a story to tell. Come with me, lend me your ears, and listen to the story of divine intervention.
A watchman, on night duty, asks his boss for permission to travel home. He dreamt the previous night that his mother was seriously ill. He never realised that by telling his boss that he dreamt, he equally informed him that he was sleeping on duty. He lost his job.
This book will test your condition if you are spiritually vigilant and relevant. Don't lose your spiritual assignment.
Many books have been written about terrorism most of which describe the problem. While this is important, Ogweno believes that it is more important to prescribe solution than just describe the problem. This book offers practical 'secrets' to help curb terrorism.
The believer will be equiped to 'fight'; the terrorist and those who endorse terrorism are challenged to stop 'fighting'.