Former CU basketball star, now head of Lord’s Kitchen, Sam Watene, to speak at chapel

Nov. 11, 2011
For Immediate Release

By Natasha Janes, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will be hosting Sam C. Watene, a CU graduate who serves as executive director of The Lord’s Kitchen in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

Chapel is free and open to the public.

Sam Watene
 Sam Watene

Watene was officially named executive director of The Lord’s Kitchen in January 2010. His path to this position was one that was divinely orchestrated, beginning with his life in his homeland of Kenya to his work in the ministry, as said on The Lord’s Kitchen website.

Watene attended a high school in Kenya directed by Baptist missionaries from America and was offered the chance to go to college in America by receiving an athletic scholarship to Campbellsville University where he played basketball. He graduated from CU in 1993.

He continued his education at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville to earn his master’s of divinity.

Watene joined Evangel World Prayer Center in 1993, and has been involved in the church’s ministry there. “His leadership ability is evident by the wealth of experience he possesses in the field of administration, including organizing and conducting men’s retreats, heading the School of Leaders, and overseeing Evangel’s International ministry,” according to the Lord’s Kitchen’s website.

Watene has been married to Njoki Watene since 1993, and they have four children: Hannah, Wambri, Jeremiah and Wanjiku. Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations. All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10) and on WLCU Radio 88.7 FM and are streamed live on the Internet. For more information, call the Office of Campus Ministries at 270-789-5227.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is


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