About Kakumba Chapel

Reaching the University Community; Stirring up and sending as Kingdom disciples.


St. Kakumba Chapel is a Chaplaincy of Kyambogo University which also serves as a parish church for the community around the University. The Chapel was started in 1959 to serve the then existing institutions of higher learning.

St Kakumba Chapel has grown tremendously in the last ten years, and this is congruent with the growth of Kyambogo University and the continual drift towards corporate governance and management in this urban Church. Consequently, the Chapel leadership in 2010 adopted strategic planning as an important framework for long range progress and administration. The first written Strategic Plan was prepared for the period 2011-2015, and is hereby succeeded by this second one, for 2016-2020. In a Church where members interact with the modern management styles and accountability systems, this plan is a relevant tool.

Modern theologian Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology sets forth the purpose of the Church as threefold: first, Worship – as our responsibility to God; second, Nurture – as our responsibility to believers; and third, Mission – as our responsibility to the world. Kakumba Chapel recognizes her position in the Church as a contributor towards these three purposes.

our vision

A community based Church glorifying God
(Isaiah 43:7)

our mission

To rouse and send God’s people in the University and adjacent community as disciples of Jesus Christ and ambassadors of the Kingdom of God, through sharing the holistic gospel.

core values

Mission-mindedness (Mat. 28:19-20);
Integrity (2Cor. 1:12);
Love (Mar. 12:30-31);
Christ-centeredness (1Cor. 15:3-4);

Meet the Chaplain

Rev. Eng. Emmanuel Mwesigwa

Iam grateful to God for st.kakumba chapel, for His faithfulness and an amazing ministry at this chapel that has nurtured, raised discipled and sent out missionaries to many parts of, ministries and organizations in this nation and beyond.

Rev. Chrysostom Akwech
Assistant Chaplain
Canon Ruth Galimaka
Assistant Chaplain
Bonabana Charity
Compassion Project Director
Aluka Esther
Compassion Project - Health in charge

What we believe


We are true followers of Jesus Christ who believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and His second coming. We believe that we are all saved by God’s grace through faith in His only son Jesus Christ. And redemption is only and only through accepting Jesus Christ as personal Lord Savior (2nd birth).