Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Emmanuel Makala Selected as Bishop of the Southeast of Lake Victoria diocese

Pastor  Emmanuel Makala was elected to be the first  bishop of the new Southeast of Lake Victoria Diocese (SELVD)  on Wednesday evening by the delegates of the new diocese.  Trafaina Nkya was also elected to the position of  assistant to bishop. Both men have been friends for years  and have actively worked with visitors from the Mid-South District for many years.

The decision to divide the ELVD was made over three years ago.  Having experienced rapid growth, the ELVD became the largest diocese  in  the Lutheran Church in Tanzania. The office of the East of Lake Victoria Diocese (ELVD) will remain in Mwanza  and  the new diocese will be housed in Shinyanga which is  three  hours southeast of Mwanza.

Emmanuel has been serving  since 2009 as the Assistant Bishop of the East  of Lake Victoria Diocese (ELVD) and Dean of the Cathedral and District Pastor. He also  has also been studying  for  a PHD in Ministry at Concordia Seminary -Fort Wayne through  the support of the Mid-South District, LCMS and Concordia Fort Wayne.  .  He previously received his Bachelor and Masters degree from Makumira University in Arusha, Tanzania.

Emmanuel is married to Lillian and has 3 children Mercy, Mary and Meshach