Bishop Daniel Wandabula
East Africa Episcopal Area
Daniel A. Wandabula, elected in 2005, is the Resident Bishop of the East Africa Area, which includes the Kenya/Ethiopia, Uganda/South Sudan, Burundi, and Rwanda Provisional conferences.
He was born in Jinja town, Uganda, East Africa. He was raised in a Methodist devoted Christian home. Bishop Wandabula is presently pursuing a Beeson International Leaders Doctor of Ministry Degree Program at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has earned both a Master of Theological Studies degree as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. He was ordained an elder in the Methodist tradition in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1994, by Bishop Zablon Nthamburi.
Daniel has served as: Project manager, Methodist Youth Association (Jinja); Administrative Secretary: Methodist Church in Uganda; Senior Pastor: Bugembe Methodist Church (Jinja); Associate Minister: Ebenezer Africa Methodist Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL; and Dean of District Superintendents and Co-coordinator of Church and Project Development in the United Methodist Church in Uganda and New Sudan. He initiated the organization of Church Healthy Ministries, a faith-based mobile clinic that reaches out to the needy communities and patients with HIV/AIDS. This initiative has encouraged patients to share, and live positively. At the same time it has opened the minds of individuals, families and communities to rally behind HIV/AIDS patients.
Daniel A. Wandabula was elected to the episcopacy on May 27, 2006, at a special session of the East Africa Annual Conference held at Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe. He serves that conference, with an office based in Uganda.
Bishop Wandabula is married to Betty Wandabula, and they have two daughters.