About Us

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15.

Pastor Moses and his wife Hopkins
Pastor Moses and Wife, Hopkins

The Great Commission is the end of a Gospel and the beginning of faith in action for all Christians. This command from Jesus is significant because it's a personal instruction for Christians to have a profound faith in Jesus Christ as indicated in verse Mathew 28:18.- (A quote from Pr.Moses Semanda, Pastor Moses and wife Hopkins pictured)


The Church of Gospel Messengers of Holiness and Righteousness was founded by the late Rev. Ezekiel Mbuga in 1978 and registered in 1981 under the NGO board.  He was one of the believers who braved the tyranny of former president the late Idi Amin, of Uganda.  Between 1971-1979, Idi Amin persecuted and abolished Pentecostal Churches.  The Pentecostal Church went underground, believers were arrested, tortured and others killed.   While in prison, God told him to start preaching a gospel of holiness and righteousness.  After the regime, he came out of prison; weak in body, but on fire for Jesus.  He planted the Church of Gospel Messengers of Holiness and Righteousness.

After the death of Rev. Ezekiel Mbuga in 1984, Moses Ssemanda Mbuga the eldest son took over the work of God.  Though he met a lot of challenges, Moses has persevered through fasting, prayer and believing God.  By God’s grace, the ministry now has over 300 branches in Uganda, three in Rwanda and seven in Congo as well as in affiliation with churches in Southern Sudan, Kenya & Tanzania and a permanent structure that sits around 2,000 people, supports over 3,000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children, and has a well equipped and trained staff in all fields.  Moses has been married to his wife, Joyce Hopkins since 1992.


Our vision is to Carry out the great commission of our Lord Jesus.

(And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that i have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."  Amen.  (Matthew 28:18-20))



Our mission is to reach the unreached especially in rural areas where people live in extreme poverty, illiteracy and diseases.  It promotes, supports and organizes activities in the fields of evangelism, education, health, National Resource Development and agriculture.

Head quarters

The church headquarters are located in Lusaka Zone VI, Makindye I Parish, Makindye division, Kampala District, Uganda – East Africa

Our core values:

  • We are Christians
  • We believe there is one God who is revealed in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • We are committed to the poor
  • We value People
  • We are Stewards
  • We are Partners
  • We are Responsive
  • We are accountable
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