Brian Markman Sekibuule – Pastor

06
May

I was born in 1985 in the Luweero District of Uganda. I grew up in a big family, there were 17 of us kids being raised at grandma’s house. From the age of 11 I had to began supporting myself, I had to work to pay my school fees.  It was not easy to keep up with the other students because I would miss lessons because I had to work, but I praise God that I was able to make it.  Then from 2000-2002 I joined the Boys & Girls Brigade Uganda as a scout.  After a year I began teaching students from Compassion International & students from schools in 3 districts on how to be scouts.

One of the schools had a church & we could hear the music coming from it. Me & my friend, we were not saved, but we wanted to join the choir to learn guitar & piano.  So we went inside & began playing music with them for a couple weeks, until one night, I turned on the radio & a pastor was preaching the gospel. I repeated his words & then he said, “you are now born again, go to the church & tell someone you accepted Jesus”.  At that very moment, I knew that something had changed in my life & I felt the presence of the LORD.

After that, I started serving with that church.  We did crusades, we went on missions & I was an evangelist until I went to Kampala for schooling. There was a pastor willing to support people to go to school, but I ended up on the street because I had no money to pay for rent.  Sometimes I could stay at the church & work for the pastor in maintenance for his schools.  Being in the streets, I began backsliding & was not doing what I knew the LORD had called me to, which was to evangelize & serve Him.

I would go listen to preachers giving out food in the streets.  One day a street preacher named Ben from Ireland asked, “who wants to be saved?” and I rejected it.  Then that same night, the LORD spoke to me & told me to come to Him, so I agreed and told the LORD that when they ask again tomorrow, I will accept.  The next day, when the gospel was preached to many people, I was the only one who accepted.  I re-dedicated myself to Jesus.

Then I began going to different churches around Kampala to hear the word.  Calvary Chapel Kampala was giving out food on Saturdays & that’s how I began going there in 2007. Then I met Chief & Andrew & they invited me to serve with them in maintenance & ushering for CCK.  From there my life changed.  I was no longer living in the streets.  God used a group of believers from England who were attending CCK to pay a year’s rent for me & a few brothers in the LORD.  I was growing spiritually, going to Bible College, evangelizing, going on missions all over Uganda, helping set up an off-site campus for CCK that met Sunday mornings in a bar before it opened.

In 2010 Pastor Chief Kasibante invited me to join him to go start a church.  I told him I would pray about it.  It was 2012, when we ended up going to start House of Prayer Community Church in Nkumba Uganda.  For the first couple of years I had to continue working a job in Kampala & transporting to Nkumba to serve as Assistant Pastor.  In 2014 Calvary Chapel Oceanside began sending mission teams to HOP & began a program called “Watch Jesus Work”.  They brought watches, glasses & jewelry I was able to sell to support myself with, so I moved into the village near the church & was able to serve @ HOP full time.  God has done many great things, to many to explain.

Last September (2019) I got married to a missionary named Kayla from Calvary Chapel Oceanside.  We currently reside in California & we both work at Calvary Chapel Oceanside.  We do not know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future & wherever God has us, we will serve Him all the days of our lives.