About us

Our Story

Our foundational belief is in God’s love and in the transforming power of His love through his word. At the centre of our activities are a variety of active ministries for the whole family of God that you will find on these pages. Pastor Fred Wantaate, the Senior Pastor together with the whole pastoral team and other ministers are excited about God’s work here at MFGC. Come let’s celebrate Jesus Christ together.

Who We Are

Makerere Full Gospel Church, also the Headquarters of the Gospel Mission to Uganda and the full Gospel Churches of Uganda, is the first Pentecostal Church in Uganda, Founded in 1960 by Glad Tidings Missionary Society of Vancouver, Canada.


We are a cell based church embracing a lifestyle in which Jesus Christ is Lord, demonstrated in the community.

Who We Are

As we transform into an army of spirit filled ministers, we will holistically touch the city of Kampala and beyond with love of Jesus Christ demonstrated in our proclamation, in our homes and personal lives.


The journey of this church began in Vancouver, Canada in 1956 at Glad Tidings Missionary Society Church. During a prayer session, a young lady Moureen Maglardi saw in a vision the word Uganda in neon lights and felt that this vision had a divine call to take the gospel to Uganda. In April 1960, acting governor Sir Charles Hartwell granted the group permission and arrived in Kampala on May 1st of the same year.

In 1970,disaster struck when president Idi Amin Dada banned Pentecostals, He ordered an attack on the church on a wednesday in April 1978 at about 5:30pm. Soildiers came and started firing at the roof and the pulpit during a service and people stood up and raised their hands while praying in tongues and the firing ceased.

Soldiers ordered them to move out of the church, beat them together with their leaders and six of them were taken to Nakasero State Research Bureau.Believers stated meeting underground,they met in their homes and had fellowship together.After 24 days of incarceration the prisoners were miraculously released.

The gospel was preached, many believed, thousands were baptized,and many witnessed the miraculous and power-packed gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and this was the gate house of Pentecostalism in Uganda.

The Full Gospel Mission to Uganda chose to establish it’s headquarters at Makerere and a huge tent was pitched there. Land was then bought where the present day 2000 seater Makerere Church is located.

Since then, the church has kept growing.


Makerere Full Gospel Church values leadership as a pillar for its organization and maintenance. It can thus be acknowledged that our Church is highly decentralized from the Pastoral team,to the Heads of Department,and right down to the cell which is our smallest unit.

What To Expect

We are a Bible-believing church; we preach the gospel in its totality; we are a full-gospel church. We believe in the power and the leading of the Holy Spirit. You will be ministered to holistically. Yet we demonstrate the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, for what God do we know if we do not love His people! At Makerere Full Gospel Church, you will meet loving Christians; people who will welcome and embrace you, Christians who will be excited fellowshipping with you. We shall pray with you. You will find a family, a home, you will truly belong. Whatever your calling, gifting or talent is, you will find an appropriate ministry to serve God and be fulfilled. Whether it is the children, youth, ladies, men, young workers, evangelism, marrieds or the Esthers, you will surely find your interest group. We are a cell-based church, meaning in your area of residence there are home cells – small groups of believers who meet to fellowship every week – that will be helpful in grounding your faith. Cell meetings are also avenues for exercising your faith and serving God and fellow believers. The believers in your home cell are your immediate neighbours who will be part of your life, people who will be in your reach in times of need or celebration. Come join us in celebrating Jesus, you will surely get much more than you expected.

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