Orombi retires to continue serving – The Monitor

One mid-week evening in April in the Year of Our Lord 2005, a giant of a man strode up to the pulpit in the cavernous auditorium of Kampala Pentecostal Church to a rapturous welcome. It was not so much his physique, though that is imposing, or even his charisma, which is engaging. It was Holy Week, a few days to Easter, and the resurrection message blended well with the symbolism of the breaking down of the denominational divide.

Where the congregation was used to sharp-suited pastors, what they got that evening was a six foot, five inch man in the ubiquitous, almost monotonous, maroon shirt and ‘dog’ collar, the kind of down-to-earth person that Ugandans call “a son of the soil”.

Read more from 11th January 2012 issue of The Monitor.