Kasibante Chief Valentino – Senior Pastor

07
May

I was born in 1982 in Kampala Uganda. I had a very difficult childhood growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father, who was on a self destructive mission.

I grew up in so many different families because my parents had already separated and  father dead already.

Going to school was a very big challenge for me, because i had very little support with school fees. I was forced to grow up fast so that I can take care of myself, at the age of 14 I had my first job. soon or later, I became very independent as if everything depended on me. due to so much frustration and peer influence, I begun using drugs. In year 2000, with the help of my sister, I went to Kigali Rwanda to learn car mechanics.

In 2002, I returned to Uganda with a new dream of becoming a famous musician, I joined neighborhood gangs and we did a lot of drinking, girls, clubbing, drugs and street fighting. A few years down the road, I was a hopeless homeless drug addict on a self destructive mission just like my deceased father.

April 16th 2006, On the resurrection Sunday, just as the two women rose up early in the morning to go to the tomb, I also did, but to differ from the 2 women, my agenda was to go to the lake side and let the gentle breeze blow on me as I also blow out my sticks of weed which I had carefully packed. It was on that very morning, that I was  Intercepted by the risen Lord, after stumbling into a little tent church meeting that met there. Later, I had to learn that it was Called Calvary Chapel Entebbe.

Little did I know that my entire course of life was about to be flipped right side up.

I begun to experience radical changes in my life like strong desires of quitting drugs and knowing God more. I joined Calvary Chapel Kampala and few months later, I enrolled into their Bible College which was and extension campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College Murrieta California. I graduated 2 and a half years later and I continued serving with Calvary Chapel Kampala for 4 years.

2010, the Lord called me to go into an intense program for Chaplains of the South Sudanese Liberation Army with Far Reaching Ministries.

June 2012, I married my wife Laura and 4 months later, the Lord called me to go to Nkumba and plant a church there.  Its now 7 years since I obeyed that call.

The Lord has blessed me tremendously with so many wonderful things like family, Laura and I have 4 kids Max, Judah, Zionne and Shemaiah.