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Can. Johnson Twinomujuni

    By: Joshua Nahamya

  • Apr 21,2017
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Rev. Canon Johnson Twinomujuni has been elected as the 4th Bishop of West Ankole Diocese, Chimp Corps report.

Twinomujuni was elected by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda on the night of Thursday April 20th in a sitting at Lweza Training and Conference Centre.

He succeeds Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, who has been holding the position in Acting role following the retirement of former Bishop, Rt. Rev. Yonah Katoneene in October 2016.

West Ankole Diocese covers the districts of Bushenyi, Igara, Sheema, Rubirizi among others.

Twinomujini is expected to be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on May 28th, 2017 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi, in Bushenyi District.

Who is Johnson Twinomujuni?

Canon Twinomujuni was born in 1968 in Muko, Rwebishekyo, Rwanyamahembe, Kashari, Mbarara District.

He got born again on 15th August 1986 during a mission at his church in the school holiday. The missioners were taking lunch in his parents’ home.

After completing S.4, Twinomujuni embarked on full-time ministry as a Youth Worker in Rutooma Archdeaconry, during which time he also completed a Certificate in Theology at Kinoni Divinity College.

In 1992 he completed teacher training at Bishop Stuart Core PTC, where he also met his wife, Joy with whom they have six children. They got married in 1992 and both began teaching at Rutooma Integrated Primary School.

In 1994, Canon Twinomujuni was admitted to the African Bible College in Malawi where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree, First Class, in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Communications.

Upon returning to Uganda, he was ordained a deacon in December 1998 and a priest in December 1999, before returning to Bishop Stuart PTC as a Chaplain, as well as a serving priest at Kibingo Parish.

In 2002, Canon Twinomujuni completed a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, and returned to Ankole Diocese to serve as the Diocesan Missions Coordinator.

In 2004, he was appointed to Uganda Bible Institute, a theological college he helped establish, and where he currently serves as Principal.

In 2013, Canon Twinomujuni completed his second Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Uganda Christian University.

He has also served as Chaplain at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, a part-time lecturer at Bishop Stuart University, and many other positions of leadership in Ankole Diocese and the Province.

Canon Twinomujuni enjoys spending time with his family, writing songs, playing the piano, making friends, and writing books.

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