Rev. Calisto Odede graduated from Kenyatta University (Kenya), Trinity International University (USA) and Bethany International University (Singapore). He worked with the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS), with students in Universities and Colleges for 13 years. This included pioneering and directing the Commission Conference, which is currently a major students missions conference in Africa. He then served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), covering the Eastern and the Horn of Africa in the English and Portuguese speaking Africa.
Rev. Odede has served as Senior Pastor of CITAM Woodley, CITAM Karen, CITAM, Valley Road is currently the Senior Pastor of Nairobi Baptist Church, Nairobi, Kenya.