Innocent was born in 1989 into a military family in Bujumbura. At the age of seven, he was sent up country to live with his grandmother. At this time he had dreams of becoming a secular singer and dancer and becoming a star.
In August 2004, his younger sister invited him to attend a conference. After hearing the gospel he received Jesus as his Lord, and his life changed instantly. He decided to join a pentecostal church and he shared his story in the local community through performing in a singing band. He also started a Christian group reaching out to schools. From 2006-2016 Innocent took part in the national outreach run by Harvest Initiatives. This led to his leading evangelism teams and through their campaigns, two churches were planted.
Eventually, Innocent became an assistant pastor in Grace Community Church. He was very aware of what he perceived to be three fundamental problems:
● Humanity’s disconnection from God.
● Ignorance regarding the purpose of existence.
● Poverty, especially amongst street children and their parents.
In an effort to address these issues, May 2019 saw the birth of a new organisation, ‘Purpose Discovery’. Working primarily with young people, Innocent and his team hope to see lives transformed. He says, “I thank God for everything He does in me and through me.”