The Rev. Canon Johnson Twinomujuni has been elected the fourth Bishop of West Ankole Diocese, replacing the Most. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, who has been the Acting Bishop of the Diocese since the Rt. Rev. Yonah Katoneene retired in October 2016.
Canon Twinomujuni will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on May 28, 2017 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi, Bushenyi following his election by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at Lweza Training and Conference Centre on April 20, 2017.
He was born in 1968 in Muko, Rwebishekyo, Rwanyamahembe, Kashaari, Mbarara District.
He became born again on August 15, 1986 when missionaries visited his church during his school holiday.
After completing Senior four, Twinomujuni began full-time ministry as a youth worker in Rutooma Archdeaconry, during which time he also completed a Certificate in Theology at Kinoni Divinity College. In 1992, he completed teacher training at Bishop Stuart Core PTC, where he also met his wife, Joy. They were married in 1992 and both began teaching at Rutooma Integrated Primary School.
They have six children.
In 1994, Twinomujuni was admitted to the African Bible College in Malawi where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree, First Class, in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Communications. Upon returning to Uganda, he was ordained a deacon in December 1998, and a priest in December 1999, before going back to Bishop Stuart PTC as a Chaplain, as well as serving Kibingo Parish as their parish priest.
In 2002, Twinomujuni completed a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, and returned to Ankole Diocese to serve as the Diocesan Missions Coordinator. In 2004, he was appointed to Uganda Bible Institute, a theological college he helped establish, and where he currently serves as Principal.
In 2013, Canon Twinomujuni completed his second Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Uganda Christian University.
He has also served as Chaplain at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, a part-time lecturer at Bishop Stuart University, and held many other positions of leadership in Ankole Diocese and the Province.