Ugandans At The Boston Global Evangelical Church Celebrate Easter Sunday

Posted April 1, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Church News ~ 18,670 views


By Ronnie Mayanja — Global Evangelical Church is one of the oldest and largest Ugandan churches in Boston. With an estimated 300 active members this Ugandan Boston based Pentecostal church that recently acquired its own piece of real estate is definitely a church on the move 10 years after its inception. During the Easter weekend I had the great pleasure of visiting and worshiping with the believers at Global Evangelical Church pastored by Rev. John Baker and Robinah Katende.

The church service that began at 10am run upto 1pm. From the worship experience to the sermon the congregation has definitely grown from the last time I visited. This particular Easter Sunday was special because a dear friend and former Limit X band member and now Dr. Dennis Sempebwa delivered the sermon and taught about the real meaning and significance of the death of Jesus and the cross of calvary. He also performed some two old time hits from the Limit X collection that saw ‘Malibongwe’ energize the congregation as people pulled out all their dance moves reminiscing the days when the Limit X trio and their music was the biggest thing to come out of Uganda back in the day.

Dr. Sempebwa who was accompanied by his daughter Abigail also a minister in her own right treated the congregation to the grammy award winning music of Sandi Patti’s Via Dolorosa and some classical ballet performance that focused on the crucifixion of Jesus.

This Boston church made news in November 2011 when the congregation threw a thanksgiving bash for their Pastor and his wife by treating them to a fully loaded new Escaladde as a thanksgiving treat.

This together with the many other acts of kindness within the community are a testament of the contributions of the Katende’s to the Boston community as spiritual leaders. For those interested in visiting Global Evangelical Church the address is 113 Terrace Hall Avenue, Burlington MA. The Sunday service runs from 10am to 1pm. Office Tel. (781) 750-8008

The Ugandan community in Boston boasts of more than 10 Ugandan churches that serve different community needs. Below are the gallery highlights of the Easter Sunday Service 03.31.2013

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    thanks Ronnie for the nice job. you’re such a good reporter.

    Rev. Joseph W. Kamugisha

    Thank you Ronnie, for sharing that wonderful story. Congratulations, Pastor Katende and the entire Global Evangelical Church!

    Prince Derek Mayanja

    Dear name sake Bro. Ronnie,
    you real a gift to the Ugandan community and a blessing to the body of Christ, thanks for all you do and for carrying an extra eye for us to see through your work. Stay blessed.

    Namugenyi Enid kasozi

    IAm a Christian from mutundwe Christian fellowship, by PR Tom mugerwa, Am preparing to join USA soon,I am requesting to get an invitation from your mission, am ready to do God’s mission when I reach there.

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