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Rev. Dr. Emma Kiwanuka


Emma founded WCIU with the purpose of training church leaders and Christian teachers in Uganda and Africa at large — especially in the reformed churches.


Emma was born in a little village of Uganda to Roman Catholic parents and he came to know the Lord while attending high school in 1980 through the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Uganda.  He studied at Reformed Bible College (Kuiper College) in Grand Rapids Michigan and graduated with a (BA Rel. Educ.) class of 1986. He returned to Uganda and planted Presbyterian churches in his country.

In 1994, he returned to the United States for graduate studies and graduated with MATS degree in 1996 at Westminster Seminary in California.  He returned to Uganda that same year and was assigned to start Westminster Theological College (licensed in June 2014 under the umbrella name “Westminster Christian Institute Uganda”).  The institute trains church leaders from Uganda and ten other countries in the reformed faith.  He has been the principal of the same institution since 1996 to 2018.  He has been a pastor of Zana Community Church which he planted in 1997.  Emma is married to Allen and has two sons.  Emma has done much in contributing to the education department of his home denomination (the Presbyterian Church in Uganda) through writing manuals that complement the church’s work of ministry.


  • Doctor of Ministry, Miami International Seminary, USA
  • M.A.,Theological Studies, Westminster Seminary, California, 1996
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Reformed Bible College (Kuiper College), Grand Rapids, MI, 1986


  • Developing Christian Worldview for Africa
  • Christian Education in the Local Church
  • Unexpected Fees and the Prediction of Material Weaknesses


New Testament90%
Christian Education70%