Staff

Patrick Angura : Associate Pastor

Patrick Angura

Associate Pastor

Patrick and Winnie together head the Marrieds Ministry, are zonal pastors for Indian Quarters and coordinate the Cell groups and Zones of Pearl Haven. They have four wonderful children.

About Patrick

A graduate of Business Administration from Uganda Christian University, Patrick has worked with various development organizations, among which are World Vision, ACDI- VOCA, SendA Cow and Baylor Uganda both in Administration and Finance departments.

Early Life in Christ

Patrick’s walk to salvation began with reading Christian literature and listening to various preachers although he had not yet given his life to Christ, his time came in 1991, after several sessions of preaching and encouragement from his cousin. He was transferred from his workstation in Kampala to Mbale then but did not fellowship at any of the churches in Mbale preferring his village church for fellowships.

Patrick and Winnie actually met on a school Christian mission. They were both involved in missions as a youth a Global Harvest Church in Soroti, in High school and later on in Kampala. They later got married in 2003.

While working with World Vision, Patrick helped in the establishment of Eden Revival Ministries, Tororo District, supporting them in the construction of the church as well as building capacity of leadership.

This dynamic duo has been in salvation for over 20 years. In 2008, the holy spirit led him to Living Water Ministries, Pearl Haven Christian Center where they have attended and ministered for several years. They began with heading the marriage ministry bringing with them a wealth of experience in Christian marriage counseling; They believe this was an answer to their prayers as they had for long prayed to God to give them an opportunity to help others in marriage, It is their pride today that the ministry is growing in strength; more people are continuing to learn that God is the center of families and that prayer keeps the family together.

 

Nicolas Kasadha : Associate Pastor

Nicolas Kasadha

Associate Pastor

Nicholas Kasadha is the chief deacon while his wife Esther is the assistant to the Resident Pastor. The couple also serve as the zonal pastors of Namatala Zone (one of the city suburbs in Mbale district)

Nicholas

Born in 1978 in Kamuli district, Nicholas is a graduate of Agriculture and Veterinary medicine and has over the years worked as a teacher, veterinary officer, Agricultural officer and manager among others. He got married to Esther in 2007 and they have three daughters.

Nicholas gave his life to Christ at the age of 16.  He started out with despising Christian considering the faith a thing for the faint-hearted and poor suffering people. His turning point came when he visited his siblings and noticed the love, passion and close relationship that they enjoyed with God. One morning he walked to Full Gospel Church in Masaka town and said: “I want to give my life to Christ”. After giving his life to Christ, Nicholas joined a strong fellowship called The Living Water Fellowship, a group that brought together people of different professional backgrounds, seeing high profile professionals so passionate about God made him even stronger in his zeal to serve God.  He was a missions coordinator in Kyambogo University, leader of the worship team at the Kingdom of Life Tabernacle, where he was ordained, minister.

He joined Pearl Haven in 2003 and started off as a volunteer in the youth ministry (2012), growing to become a Chief Deacon (2013) and Zonal Pastor of Namatala Cell in 2015.

 Esther is a health worker, with a diploma in clinical medicine, and a degree in health services. She is an expert trainer of trainers working with international organizations across the nation. Esther first joined Pearl Haven as a student in a medical school where she was leading the school's Christian fellowship. She is a very aggressive Christian connecting people with solutions.

Nicholas & Esther bring a lot of experience to the departments that they head, having worked in several places in different capacities, they are in charge of general church administration, overseeing the ushering, technical, security and facilities and counseling departments.

Wilberforce Okumu : Founder Living Water Ministries Uganda

Wilberforce Okumu

Founder Living Water Ministries Uganda

Wilberforce Owere Okumu is the Senior Pastor at Pearl Haven Christian Center and the founder of Living Water Ministries Uganda in East Africa. He is married to Sarah an educationist, and they have three wonderful children. He has a commission to take the gospel to the un-reached people especially along the Nile River through Sudan to Egypt and beyond. Pastor Wilberforce is uniquely anointed as an inspiring preacher and speaker who shares the gospel with passion impacting the lives of many across Uganda and other nations. He has had an opportunity to ministers in Rwanda, UK, Kenya, USA, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Apart from pastoral work, he holds mass evangelistic gatherings under Ukombozi Gospel Missions in some of these nations seeing hundreds come to Christ and experience God’s love and power

Early Life

Pastor Wilberforce Okumu born in a polygamous family, was one of 32 children of his father. Raised in poverty and politically volatile times in Uganda, he did not enjoy the normal opportunities available elsewhere and is only alive because of God’s amazing Grace. At the age of 18, his family home was destroyed and his family became refugees in their own nation, forcing him to drop out of school. Shortly before that, Wilberforce had received a visitation from the Lord, which finally led to his salvation in 1988. Immediately upon receiving Christ as his Savior, he was taken up by a pastor as an apprentice minister in a small town called Kamuli under Highway of Holiness Ministries, now called Robert Kayanja Ministries. It was during this time that Wilberforce received the vision to reach the “Un-reached” with the Gospel.

The Call

In 1993, while on a mission in Britain,  Wilberforce heard an audible voice say " Okumu, go and build Me Pearl Haven in Mbale" God commissioned Wilberforce to establish a church and missions base called Pearl Haven Christian Center in Mbale, Uganda.  On his return to Uganda, Wilberforce moved his young family from Kamuli to Mbale to pioneer this work. This would become a sending center for missions. Pastor Okumu has inspired and developed young leaders who have in turn established ministries across the nations.
His greatest passion is to preach the uncompromising truth of the gospel and to develop other leaders into the work of ministry

 

Sarah Okumu : Co-Founder Living Water Ministries Uganda

Sarah Okumu

Co-Founder Living Water Ministries Uganda

Sarah Okumu is wife to Wilberforce Okumu and co-founder of Living Water Ministries.  She is a passionate gospel minister but also an experienced educationist and administrator. She holds a degree in Education and a Masters in Education Administration and Planning from Uganda Christian University.  She is currently the Head Teacher of Bukedi College Kachonga (2016-Present).

She gave her life to Christ early in high school and has walked in obedience to the Lord since. Sarah was partly raised in the nation of Kenya and returned to Uganda to go to High School. She met Wilberforce in Kamuli during her first posting as a tutor and joined the same church. They got married in December 1991 and became ministry partners. Sarah and Wilberforce have three children, Billy Paul, Mitch, and Mercy.

Sarah combines strong administrative and organizational qualities with her spirituality to bring to the ministry a formidable leadership role. She chairs the mission's planning, oversees the worship department and lends support to the administration staff. Outside Living Water Ministries Uganda, Sarah is a trustee of EZRA which runs Kings Primary School for needy kids in Bunambutye district and seats on the Board of Livingstone University.

Eunice Muyama : Resident Pastor Pearl Haven Christian Center

Eunice Muyama

Resident Pastor Pearl Haven Christian Center

Pastor Eunice Muyama Nasiru has a special place in this ministry, having been among the very first converts at the planting of Pearl Haven Christian Center. She gave her life to Christ in 1993 on the very first day the church planting team stepped out in soul winning.

She quickly tapped into the Spirit and power of God, rising through the ranks to become the current Resident Pastor at Pearl Haven.

Eunice did a three-year course in Theology at the Pentecostal Theological College Mbale (2004 - 2006). She is a passionate minister of the gospel, a wife and mother of five grown-up children.

David Wamimbi : Missions Pastor

David Wamimbi

Missions Pastor

David is married to Betty Achala, a lawyer by profession, and they have a son, Phineas Ayeta Wamimbi. Attended Manna Bible Institute - Nairobi Kenya acquiring a diploma in Bible Theology (2011). David and Betty are both passionate ministers of the gospel.

About Pastor David

Born in Bumutsopa village, Sironko distirct in 1982, David gave his life to Christ in 2003. His friends had always persuaded him to commit to Christ but he did not pay head. One day he was invited to attend a Christian conference in Mbale town, he rode on a bicycle from his village to the conference venue, with the hope of returning back to the village that evening after the conference however, on realizing that his bicycle had be stolen by an unknown person, he resolved to stay at the conference for the night, and it during the evening fellowship that David gave his life to Jesus Christ.

On revealing the good news to his parents, his father asked him to choose between God and Him, David chose to follow Jesus Christ! This earned him an eviction from home and with nowhere to go, the Holy Spirit led David to Pearl Haven. He slept on benches in church and in day he served in cleaning around the church (2003 – 2007).

Early Life in Christ

Life was challenging and he had now here to God, filled with bitterness, He made a decision to pray for the grace to forgive his father and this prompted him to write a letter to his father saying he had felt rejected but that he had forgiven him for all the wrongs he had done to him, this letter caused his father to look for him and the two had a heart to heart talk and rekindled their father-son relationship.

Having found a 'home' at Pearl Haven, David started by cleaning the church and its surroundings, he then joined the ushering team and later the worship team as he continued serving God. He helped in initiating Christian fellowships in some of the schools in Mbale area. Having grown through the ranks, he is now the missions coordinator. He has a vision of leading vibrant team, zealous and selfless.