I'm a first generation believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and therefore a first generation pastor/church planter. I was born December 1979, and I gave my heart to Jesus in 1999. Youngest of 5, I was first in my family to get born again, a decision that was resisted by my family at first. You see, we grew up attending Catholic church and my family thought we were just fine because we went to church. Departing from that was taboo. Only thing is, we did not have a relationship with Yahweh.
After church on Sunday we lived anyhow all the other days, but felt justified because we had showed up at church on Sunday. Both my parents are deceased now, but I know they are in Heaven because they made a decision to follow Jesus. I had the privilege of leading my dad to Christ a few months before he passed away in what was nothing short of a miracle of redemptive grace. He was an alcoholic most of his life.
My family was poor, we grew up wearing air-conditioned clothes. If you don't know what those are, they're raggedy old clothes with tatters in them. I knew I was called to full time ministry from the day I gave my heart to Jesus. I started by volunteering with children's church 2 years after I got saved as a facilitator.
I was later invited to join the Watoto children's choir as a singer/chaperone. I served at Watoto for 7 years and got to travel to many parts of the world raising awareness and support for Uganda's AIDS orphans. I served my last 2 years as choir team leader and pastor.
God later asked me to resign the job and move on, and I did in December 2009.
I started a safari business - Border-less Travel and invested my time hosting mission teams and safari parties to East Africa. In 2013, God asked me to go back to my hometown - Mbale in Eastern Uganda and plant a life-giving church. I put a launch team together comprised of friends who wanted to help and January 2014 we launched Musaale Church.
My salvation background is Pentecostal, but I had in mind to plant a nondenominational church and that's what our church is. The church has since grown to over 300 people meeting in two locations. We are in Mbale and Soroti towns of Eastern Uganda. One day we will have tens of thousands coming, but the numbers are not my priority. Disciples are what God wants, and I hope we can make them by the tens of thousands.
Apart from a few donations from time to time, my safari business has been my main ministry support up to this point. Paul had tent making, I have safaris.
I am a worship leader, a singer and song writer and most of my music is on spotify, apple music, amazon music and wherever songs are streamed and sold online. I think that I am the 5 talent man in the parable of the talents.
In 2019, God asked me to step away from active involvement in the church in Uganda. He said to me, step away and let’s explore what more you can do. I spent 6 years investing in people, discipling and building a solid team. I got to a place where God asked me to relax and simply show up to attend church services without participating and it was refreshing to see what God was doing in the house.
The church is not our business, it is God’s business. We are simply stewards. Our first calling is to God Himself, not to ministry. There's a bunch of good people involved and serving in the house. God asked me to return to America on a purely faith mission to explore what more we can do together. The goal is to one day plant another life-giving church in this part of the world or several life-giving churches.
I'm not married yet, doing ministry like the Apostle Paul. My story will change though because God has promised He has a beautiful young lady suitable just for me.
I have recently finished my first book titled Identity. The book is an honest tale of my life story. My experiences with Jesus, my spiritual transformation, my challenges and struggles and how God has done a miraculous work in my life, and how that has affected my family. I think that life’s greatest miracle is a life transformed to look like Jesus because that is the life we will keep for eternity.