Who is Pr. Jeremiah Alisengawa?
Jeremiah Alisengawa is a son to Mrs. Kyazike Khevina and Adonia K. Bamulanzeki of Lukonda Village in Kayonza Sub-county, Bbaale County – Kayunga District. He was born on October 15, 1965 at Lukonda village. After a temporally transfer of his father to Bukungu area, Alisengawa went to Ntaala Primary school for his early primary education and finished his primary education in Kidera Primary school in Kamuli district, now known as Buyende district.
After the sudden death of his mother Kyazike Khevina, Alisengawa came back to his home district, Kayunga and began the secondary education in UMEA Senior Secondary school – Namagabi, Kayunga. He completed his secondary education in the same school with a UACE certificate in 1991. He joined Bugema University to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree and he was awarded upon completion a Bachelor of Theology Degree in 2006 from the same university. Jeremiah Alisengawa continued with education and joined Uganda Management Institute – Kampala where he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Resource Mobilization and Management in 2010. He also pursued a Masters degree from the same institution and was awarded a Masters Degree in Management Studies with emphasis in Marketing (Resource Management). In August 2018, Jeremiah Alisengwa embarked on his third degree – Philosophy Doctor (PhD) in Nkumba University.
He is married to Naomi Bukirwa and they have 6 children. He joined the ministry in January 1993 as an associate pastor in Mukono district. He has served since then in seven (7) places.
- Lukojjo, Mukono – 2 years
- Rakai (District Leader)- 4 years
- Bombo (Associate) – 2 years
- Njeru (District leader) – 5 years
- Makindye (District Leader) – 1 year
- Kampala Central Church – 5 years
- Central Uganda Conference (Executive Secretary) – 2011 to date
What three things inspire you the most about ministry?
- The way God has been with me and led me through inspires me to serve.
- The preaching of two pastors i.e., Pr. James Kaggya (former Bishop at Central Uganda Conference) and Pr. Samuel Ssebowa who was my first pastor.
- The uniqueness of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its structures.
What is it about ministry that rouses your greatest interest and attention?
The way Pr. James Kaggya and Pr. Samuel Ssebowa used to preach. I admired it and wished one day I would be a powerful preacher.
Where do you see the Central Uganda Conference in 10 years from now?
Central Uganda Conference is my mother institution where I joined the church from, where I was born, grew up and where I work from.
I see this conference becoming a union conference. Given that it has started being re=organized into other fields which have potential to become conferences and also the other remaining two stations i.e., Masaka and Mukono when they grow to conference statuses CUC can become a union conference.
I see Central Uganda Conference having a university at Katikamu SDA Secondary school under the Central Union Conference.
I see a conference with a fully operational Referral Hospital at Kireka.
I see Central Uganda Conference tripling its current membership in the next ten years.
“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” NIV