Rev Benson Akello was born in Nakuru Kenya and grew up in that area. While in High School third year he encountered a person who changed his life and that was the Lord Jesus Christ. After High School Rev. Benson received a calling into the ministry and so he attended the Bible College of East Africa Nairobi and then Covenant Institute of Theological Studies in Kenya.
After graduating from a theological school, Benson served Tumaini Church of AEPC for some years. He then felt that God was calling him to plant a church (Joy Church AEPC) and a school (Joy Christian School) in an impoverished community in Nakuru Kenya. The School has many children from different background including Islam who are excited to hear the gospel. Rev. Akello has been happily married over 18years to Mary. They are the proud parents of two children ; Keith and Sally. It is their prayer that many children and adults in Kenya will know the Lord.