He Lives: Michael Job, The ‘Fake Jesus’ Of Kenya, Is A U.S. Actor Who Says He Never Claimed To Be God

Kevin Mwanza
Written by Kevin Mwanza
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American actor Michael Job, who plays Jesus at a Christian-themed amusement park in Florida, has been visiting schools in Kenya. Via Michael Job on Facebook

Michael Job, a U.S. actor who plays Jesus at the Christian-themed amusement park The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida, has been visiting Kenya and making headlines for a number of reasons.

One of the reasons includes a rumor that he had died while on his trip there. Another report claimed that the man who became known as “fake Jesus” had been deported.

The long blond-haired man with a goatee wears white and red robes and has been a hot topic on blogs and social media in Africa after his visit was dubbed the “Jesus Visiting Kenya Event”.

Some people claimed that the event was branded as “the return of Christ”.

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Job, who is also an ordained evangelist, said he was in Kenya for a nine-day crusade that mainly involved visiting schools.

He refuted the claims that he had died from pneumonia or was deported and said that he was still in Kenya doing the Lord’s work.

“Hey guys! Just to let you know there has been many false ‘fake news’ reports here in Kenya about me. I just did nine days of crusades in Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, and Kiserian Kenya where many people were saved and healed,” Job wrote on Facebook.

“I dressed up as Jesus during these crusades my awesome friends and I performed many plays focusing on the life of Christ. Some people, known as ‘internet trolls’, have made false reports about me claiming to be Jesus, Jesus’ second coming starting in Kenya, me being found and worshipped in churches, and me being deported with pastors from the country, all of which are ‘fake news’.”