Jane Wambui Galuza, a dedicated minister who spent over 30 years in the ministry, passed away peacefully at her residence in New York State, surrounded by her loved ones.
Her remarkable journey in the ministry was marked by devotion, courage, and resilience, as she faced threats and had to seek refuge in the United States due to her affiliation with an international church.
Originally from Kirinyaga, Kenya, Wambui had devoted her life to spreading the gospel, but her commitment came with challenges.
Threats related to her church association compelled her to leave her homeland and find safety in New York in March 2002.
Fearful of rejection, she rarely revealed her native country, simply stating that she was from Africa when asked about her origins.
Two years later, Wambui found love and companionship in Bradley Galuza, and they embarked on a mission to spread the gospel in the State of Maine.
She actively participated in renovating church halls throughout New England as part of a committee.
Besides her ministerial work, Wambui pursued education and earned a High School Equivalency Diploma from Bath Adult Education Bailey Evening School.
On April 16, 2010, she proudly became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Known for her unwavering dedication, Wambui poured over 1,000 hours a month into her ministry, having become an ordained minister in May 1971.
Her impact was felt not only in the United States but also in Kenya, where she had many spiritual children.
“She has many spiritual children here in the United States and Kenya. Anyone who knew her couldn’t help but love her because of her love for others and an unmatched zeal for the truth,” the family stated in a tribute.
Before her ministry, the 78-year-old served as a secretary for an Oil Company in Kenya for several years before retiring in 1993 to dedicate more time to her volunteer ministry as a regular pioneer.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 2:00 pm at the church’s hall at 1720 Albany Street, Schenectady, New York.
As her loved ones bid farewell to her physical presence, they take comfort in the belief that she is safely in Jehovah God’s Book of life, a testament to the profound impact she had during her lifetime.