Rev. Canon Samuel George Bogere Egesa elected as 3rd Bishop of Bukedi Diocese

The Rev. Canon Samuel George Bogere Egesa was elected to be the 3rd Bishop of Bukedi Diocese by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at the Provincial Office, Namirembe, on 9th November 2012. The consecration will be on 10th February 2013 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Tororo.

Canon Egesa was born on 23rd March 1963 at Iziira, Kapyanga Sub-County in Bugiri District, and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour in 1986. Since 2008 he has served as the Diocesan Secretary of Busoga Diocese. Prior to that, he served as an Archdeacon, a parish priest, and an Accounts Clerk, all in Busoga Diocese.

Canon Egesa received his Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology of Uganda Christian University in 2005. He also holds certificates from CORAT Africa in Nairobi and the Institute of Fundraising and Resource Development in Kampala.

Canon Egesa is married with six children. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Nicodemus Okille who served for twenty-eight years as the 2nd Bishop of Bukedi Diocese.