Worldwide Anglican Church Presiding Bishops
His Grace, the Most Rev
++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira
The Most Rev ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira was born in Kampala – Uganda to a Christian family. He holds a Certificate in Theology from Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary – Namugongo, a BA in Theology from the Uganda Christian University, Mukono, a BA in Social Science, Social Administration from Makerere University and a Diploma in Education from Ngeta National Teachers’ College, Uganda.
Archbishop Christopher Lwanga Tusubira was ordained a Deacon at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe – Kampala on 27th November 1988, a Priest at Uganda Martyrs’ Church, Namugongo on 3rd June 1990 and consecrated a Bishop at Wamala – Kampala on 12th March 2006. On 14th September 2013, he was installed an Archbishop in the Good Shepherd Cathedral in Missouri, USA and later elected to be the Patriarch of the Worldwide Anglican Church on 1st September 2017. His Grace is a passionate advocate for education and his steady leadership is respected across the world.
His Grace is the Co-Chair of several WAC Committees including the Consultative Council, Membership and Candidate Selection Committee, the Liturgy Commission, International Special Events, Project Development, Bereavement and Chaplaincy, the Children’s Council, Public Relations and Communications, Historical Research, Tourism, and the International Congress on Faith and Justice.
His Grace is the Chancellor of the St Agnes Christian Education Center, which is a Non-Profit Organization registered in Uganda as an Institution of the Education, and member of the Worldwide Anglican Church. The most important mission of the SACEC is to offer training to teachers; and to date, the Centre has trained many teachers teaching in all districts of Uganda, in Rwanda and in Southern Sudan.
SACEC trains teachers in its School of Education at its Main Campus at Wamala in Wakiso District, and at its Branch at Bwaise, Kampala. It trains the clergy of WAC within the Centre in its School of Theology. He has also established three Primary Schools in Uganda to provide primary education to orphans which serve over 100 children and their families. These schools deal with cultural and social pressures, a clear and welcoming inclusive experience with Episcopal worship, and an abundance of courtesy and patience practiced between adults and students. Children of all faiths are welcome in Episcopal schools as are those with no formal faith background. Academic standards and behavioral expectations are high, and parent support is encouraged. SACEC strives for academic excellence and provides an environment built on current best educational practices. It celebrates, honors, and worships God as the Centre of life. Students participate in traditional Episcopal worship, religious education, and service-learning. All staff are vetted and hired in Uganda.
His Grace frequently travels throughout Africa to conduct Ordinations and Consecrations and is a guest preacher at notable churches and cathedrals.
Her Grace, the Most Rev
++ Dr. Christine J. A. Mercy Johnson
British/American, The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson made history in 2019 by becoming the first Matriarch and Co-Presiding bishop of The Worldwide Anglican Church, which was formally the African Orthodox Church founded in 1921. Archbishop Johnson was Enthroned on May 30th, 2019 in Huila, Colombia, South America. Archbishop Johnson has served in the church her entire life. She was raised within the British aristocracy and her parents were lifelong Anglicans. From early on she was a minister at the Anglican Churches of St John’s Lindow, St Philip’s and St Mary’s in Cheshire, and at St Katherine’s in Bournemouth England, where she received ongoing theological training.
In 1989, she had a near-death experience after contracting bacterial meningitis during the flu pandemic, where she received a profound calling to eventually leave England to serve in senior ministry overseas. After leaving England in 1999, she worked as a missionary to several Native American Indian Nations and entered seminary in 2000. She was ordained as a Deacon in 2001 in Phoenix Arizona by the Most Rev ++ Dr. Gwen Bellamy. From 2013 – 2016, she served at the Catholic Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, FL, as Asst. to the priests and volunteer director. Being called to ordination, she left the Basilica in 2016, to be ordained to the office of Pastor, by Rev Quincy Carr, Sr. – Senior Pastor, and the late Rev Paul Harper of Now Faith Ministry Church, AZ and served as Now Faith Ministry’s Asst. Pastor and Dean of the Seminary, teaching over 6000 men and women.
In 2016, Her Grace trained as a Chaplain with a special interest in Bereavement Counseling and graduated with a diploma in Christian Chaplaincy from the International Federation of Christian Chaplains, RI. She holds the badge # 4226. She was Consecrated as Bishop on June 29th, 2018 by the Most Revd. ++ Dr. Robert L. Hart Jr. in Burnsville, MN, and became the Presiding Bishop of Mercy Worldwide Ministries Anglican Church. MWMAC merged with the Worldwide Anglican Church in late 2018, where she made history by becoming their first Matriarch and Archbishop Directorate General of the Americas and Europe. Archbishop Johnson was Enthroned on May 30th, 2019 in Huila, Colombia, South America and was Installed as Co-Presiding Bishop on August 1st, 2019.
Archbishop Johnson is the co-Chair of the Ecumenical Committee of the National Congress of Faith and Justice, Chancellor of the Trinity Theological College, Regent Governor and Professor of Doctoral and Master Studies at the Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas, Patron of the St Agnes Christian Education Center and Patron of the Hosanna Children’s Home and Village in Uganda. She is a former U.N. Representative for the Congo, Armenia, and India at the United Nations, where she sat on several committees including elderly care and spirituality. Her Grace is the Co-Chair of several WAC Committees including the Consultative Council, Membership and Candidate Selection Committee, the Liturgy Commission, International Special Events, Project Development, Bereavement and Chaplaincy, the Children’s Council, Public Relations and Communications, Historical Research, Tourism, and the International Congress on Faith and Justice.
She is the former CEO /President of the United International Chamber of Commerce, the former Business Development Manager at New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, and the former Investor Relations Manager and Chief of Staff over three Committees at Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, WY, including Public Policy, Retail Development, Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources. She was instrumental in compiling the Legislative Agenda for Campbell County in 2007 and wrote the first White Paper as a working document for all sectors of commerce in the region. She served for several years as the European Ambassador for the Indian Nations Development Program on the Navajo Nation in AZ, where she secured funding for some of the 585 federally recognized Indian Nations. She has worked as a bereavement counselor in Ohio and is a former Hospice Minister at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Wyoming.
Archbishop Johnson is a graduate of the International Federation of Christian Chaplains Academy, Gillette citizens Police Academy, Gillette Area Leadership Institute, Halcyon Seminary, the Manchester School of Music, Crown Theological Seminary of New England, Rockhurst University, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Oxford University, the Royal Academy of Music and Cambridge University. Her degrees, diplomas, certifications, licenses and experience are in theology, business administration, leadership, communication, marketing, music, chaplaincy, public policy, law enforcement, bereavement and grief counseling, International relations, and comparative religion.
Archbishop Johnson has a significant influence and following across social media and has several publications in the Library of Congress. She has hosted several radio and television programs, which were internationally syndicated. She has received over 300 awards and recognitions in recent years including several Woman of Distinction and Lifetime Achievements from organizations surch as the United Nations, Girl Scouts of America, the March of Dimes, Lions International, the Gospel Image Awards and US Congress. In 2016, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Service and Education from the former US President, the Hon Barack Obama. Archbishop Johnson resides in the United States of America.
COMING IN SPRING 2020 – Archbishop Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson will host ‘LISTEN WITH MOTHER,’ an International TV show aimed at specifically teaching the Word of God to children. The weekly show will reach over 164 countries through https://www.