The Zoe Pentecostal Church in Kampala Uganda 8

The Zoe Pentecostal Church in Kampala Uganda

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Author and Pastor, Rev. Steven Birnie


We meet some great Christians, Pastors and ministries through our Website and as of late, we’ve been sharing some of the messages we’ve received as a blessings for our friends and visitors. Tonight’s message is from a Pastor in Uganda called James and I hope you enjoy his little message to us here in Scotland…….

I started drawing close to God when I was a teenager, while at upper primary at Soroti Demonstration School, I was introduced to leading prayers during school assembles. I attended secondary school at Teso College Aloet where he gave his life to Christ in senior one and also joined the scripture union choir and served the scripture union as a  Sunday school teacher in Senior three and four. I joined Tororo Progressive Sen. School for A Level where I served as chairperson of the scripture union. He later joined Uganda College of commerce Tororo where I served as prayer secretary in the Christian union and was awarded a Diploma in Stores Management.I am one in a family of Eight children. I am born again having accepted Christ as Lord and savior and have been in ministry since 1995.


My decision to accept Christ as Lord and savior in, 1994, landed me an opportunity to lead prayers hand in hand with the chaplain in the school chapel at Teso College Aloet. Knowing the value of a local church, I joined Tororo Pentecostal church while in Tororo and was ordained a church worker, Deacon in charge of Sunday school and later Pastor.  I have worked as Stores Assistant in St Anthony’s Hospital Tororo and with Esco Uganda Limited since April 2004 to July 2007 and august 2007 to Feb 2008 respectively. In April 2008 I joined State House at the rank of Senior Stores Assistant a position he held till July 2012 when he resigned on being appointed Senior Principal Stores Assistant by the public service commission and consequently deployed at office of the president.


When I relocated /moved to Kampala, I joined Comfort Ministries International where I served as a Pastor at Three church branches of Comfort Ministries international till December 2012.


15th January, 2012, sow the birth of Zeo Pentecostal Church where am Founder.

I continue to preach in Holy Ghost Rally, praise and worship rallies, Revival meetings and missions beyond outreach programs. I has a passion for the lost who he plans to reach by way of film ministry, crusades, missions, radio and television, he is also planning to open children’s hospitals. Am now The Pastor of Zoe Pentecostal church in Kampala located on Plot No. 777 along Bukoto – Kisaasi Road. I have three daughters, Mercy, Esther and Grace and have also taken on a group of young adults calling him and his wife Christine: Daddy and Mummy.

As an ordained minister, I have served God in the public sector, private sector as well as Church in different capacities for over nine years and eighteen years respectively. I am the Pastor of Zoe Pentecostal Church in Kampala and continue to preach in Holy Ghost Rallies, Revival meetings and Outreach programs. I have a passion for creation to come to the full knowledge and understanding of Christ Jesus and plan to reach mankind with the holistic approach by way of evangelism, missions, film ministry, planting and strengthening churches, establishing a Christian child care facility /Zoe Children’s Hospital, Zoe Child Care Centre, 3G – Trinity Associates and Zoe Education Center and a Christian guest house. Am married to Christine Nafula Elakas and blessed with three children with three others boys that we take care of.


If any of you would like to email James with a message of encouragement then please do so on the email address below…



 God bless

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About Pastor Steven

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to open a Christian Children’s Home in his home town and write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.

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    Re: Zoe Child Care Centre Project.

    Call to Nations Ministries International whose vision is “Worldwide network of holistically reached people with The Gospel of Christ Jesus” and our mission is to holistically proclaim The Word of God thus meeting the needs of Mankind in view of the Spirit, Soul and Body.

    Zoe Child Care Centre Project is an orphanage to be called Zoe Child Care Centre where children can receive care, love and have their needs met. This project will target 1000 children and will be unveiled in October 2015 with assessment, recruitment and enrolment of 253 children in the first phase. Call To Nations Ministries International plans to embark on a programme of child sponsorship, education, health care, poverty eradication and feeding. With the purpose and goal of improving the quality of life of the vulnerable children and orphans through providing quality affordable education, giving care, love and support, we also promote empowerment of Communities in various areas affecting humanity. The Mission of Zoe Child Care Centre is to transform the life’s of marginalized people by meeting specific needs in our communities like access to affordable quality education and health care, reducing household poverty levels, fighting deforestation, reducing hunger, thus rescuing the life and future of the neglected, orphaned, vulnerable and needy children thereby offering equal opportunity to all children to grow up to maturity and be able to be productive in the community affecting their communities holistically for Christ.

    Zoe Child Care Centre will also house a children’s hospital, Schools, College and Vocational Institution fully equipped with medical and health care facilities and educational services that shall be availed to the local and neighbouring communities at affordable costs for purposes of sustainability but free of charge to the project and ministry Children and their care givers.
    The project will undertake other activities like Farming thus food production and provision of green belts by planting of trees so as to protect the environment and encourage the communities around to be environmental friendly.

    Alongside the orphanage herein referred to as Zoe Child Care Centre, Call To Nations Ministries International opened a Church called Zoe Pentecostal Church to take care of the spiritual needs of the children and the communities around the project. As commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ, Mission and evangelism are our passion too and we believe in the holistic presentation of the Gospel of Christ. The church therefore serves as a soul winning and nurturing centre for the children and communities. Plans are underway to officially re-launch the Church on 26th July 2015.

    In meeting specific needs therefore, the project will be increasing access to affordable quality education and health care services, fighting sickness like Malaria and other diseases, reducing mortality rates, fighting deforestation, reducing hunger, reducing household poverty levels, increasing access to Holy Scripture, rescuing the life and future of the neglected, orphaned, vulnerable and needy children among others, the channels mentioned above help us in our effort to holistically evangelise and reach the lost for Christ.

    In seeking to combat environmental degradation/deforestation, fight disease and offer parental care to disadvantaged, vulnerable, needy and orphaned children as well as avail them with a quality, affordable medical and educational services and above all in expanding the Kingdom of God by way of Evangelism And Missions, soul winning, Distribution of Bibles, conducting medical outreach programmes, open air Crusades, conferences the project will greatly help us empower the children socially, economically and spiritually thus transforming lives and communities as well as draw them to a strong deeper knowledge and walk with Christ Jesus.

    On behalf of Call to Nations Ministries International and on my own behalf, I wish to therefore appeal to you for prayer and support in the establishment of the project.

    I will be happy and willing to avail myself readily and promptly for any other inquiries should you require.

    In Christ Jesus

    Pr James Bulemu Elakas
    Executive Director
    Call To Nations Ministries International
    Cell: +256 70 194 7606

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