DEANERIES WITHIN LUTHERAN CHURCH OF UGANDA
Deaneries are regional sub divisions of the LCU. They are composed of preaching stations and congregations grouped on a regional territorial basis with a common language. They are created as a need arises by the NSBT and ratified by the National Synod conference.
A Deanery is headed by a Dean working with the council known as a regional Synod conference.
Currently there seven gazetted deaneries including Eastern, Far East, Northern, North Eastern,
Midwestern, South western and Central.
Map of Uganda showing districts where Lutheran Church is established.
THE EVOLUTION OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH IN SOUTH WESTERN DEANERY
History and current state.
The Lutheran church in south western deanery was started in 2003 by missionary Solomon Ayagri
from Evangelical Lutheran of Ghana serving under the Lutheran church mission in Uganda.
The firstLutheran converts in the region were Mr. Fred Magezi Mutungi- now the National head of laity and Rev. Benson Barahuka now a pastor and dean of the church.
These two men helped missionary Solomon Ayagri who had set up a mission station in Mbarara to spread Lutheranism in the region.
The first Lutheran congregations include Grace Lutheran Church in Kamukuzi Division in Mbarara, Holy Trinity in Bufunda division of Ibanda municipality and Immanuel Lutheran church in Ishongoro
In 2003 the deanery entered into a partnership with Immanuel Lutheran congregation Brookfield Wisconsin USA to do social ministry especially in the field of education and training of lay leaders to serve the numerically growing church.
Currently there are 24 congregations in the deanery with a total membership of about 2000 Lutherans. The congregations are grouped under seven parishes and are being served by 11 pastors and 13 lay leaders
The South Western Deanery is divided into 7 parishes.
Bellow is a table of parishes and their Pastors.
|1||Immanuel Parish||Rev Obed Orishaba|
|2||Grace Parish||Rev Moses Ahimbisibwe|
|3||Good Shepherd Parish||Rev Attansias Twehangane|
|4||Bethlehem Parish||Rev Sam Ankwasa|
|5||Prince of Peace Parish||Rev Anest Ndungutse|
|6||Betherny Parish||Vicar Francis Ampuriire|
|7||Cornerstone Parish||Rev Robert Tumuhairwe|
Bellow is the List of Churches in South Western Deanery
|1||ST Michael Rwenjaza|
|5||ST Johns Buhweju|
|8||Holly Mt Horeb Kasese|
|9||St Steven Kasese|
|12||Christ Lutheran Church Kashongi|
|13||Calvary LCU Kitagwenda|
|14||Our Savior Kitagwenda|
|19||Holly Trinity Ibanda|
|20||Cross of Christ Mishambya|
|21||Good Shepherd Kimihoko|
|22||St Peters Buremba|
|24||Grace Luth. Ch. Mbarara|
|25||St Paul Bishozi|
|27||Prince of Peace Miyora|
|29||St Mark Fellowship, Ibanda.|
|30||St Paul Kicuzi|
We have 11 ordained Pastors in the South Western Deanery, 2 Ordinands, 3 Vicars, 1 seminary Student and Lay leaders
The table bellow is the List of Ordained pastors, Ordinands, Vicars and Lay leaders.
|Ordained Pastors, Ordinands, Vicars and Lay leaders in South Western Deanery|
|1||Benson Barahuka||Edson Musinguzi||John Byamaka||Joel Thembo|
|2||Enock Mcben||Nicholus Ayebazibwe||Francis Ampuriire||Peter Balande|
|3||Moses Ihimbisibwe||Jonan Nimusiima||Philp Oryem|
|4||Sam Ankwasa||Theopherus Ngoma|
|5||Robert Tumuhairwe||Geresom Kyalimpa|
|6||Anest Ndungutse||Comrade Ndibalema|
|7||Alan Kacwezi||Kalugaba Wycliff|
|8||Atanansi Twehangane||William Tulyahikayo|
|9||Asiimwe Humfrey||Alex Muhwezi|
|10||Obed Olishaba||Patrick Tukamuhabwa|
|11||Godfrey Mulembe||Obanga Ochan|
|Loy Tugume Kiguma|