Leadership Lessons from an African Startup Pastor

November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016 12:00 PM
1:00 pm
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We have the privilege of hosting well known Ugandan leader and successful startup pastor, Elijah Sebuchu, who will be speaking about leadership over lunch.
Eight years ago, with $10 to his name, Elijah and his wife, Ruth, started an orphanage in Namadhi, Uganda by building a mud hut on a piece of property they inherited. Today, Hands of Love Ministry has two orphanages housing over 2,000 children, a church in the capital of Uganda, and 200 remote village churches (click here for the whole story).
Pastor Elijah now leads an organization of over 300 people. This includes staff, ministers, house moms, teachers, security, fundraising, capital projects, and conferences. He has learned a lot in building a high impact, high performance organization from scratch. He is currently pursuing his PhD while fundraising internationally as his organization continues to grow.
Please join Charlie Paperelli, Kyle Porter, Rob Forman, and Jon Birdsong for lunch Tuesday, November 15th to hear the key lessons in leadership Pastor Elijah will be sharing to make you a more effective leader and growth company executive.
Key takeaways:

  • Relationships are better than meat
  • Communicating a compelling vision
  • Growing and retaining great leaders
  • Keep learning

Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve you seat at this unique leadership event.
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About the Speaker:


In 2004, Pastor Elijah Sebuchu founded Hands of Love Foundation in Uganda, where he currently serves as the President and CEO. Elijah is also the Founder and Senior Pastor of Kampala International Christian Centre, an evangelical church founded in 2003 that is closely associated with the Hands of Love Orphanages. Before this, Elijah planted churches and served as an Anglican minister.
Born and raised in abject poverty in rural Uganda, Elijah developed a deep compassion for his suffering nation at an early age. Empowered by his mother’s words of encouragement, Elijah attended school and eventually received scholarships to attend Bishop Tucker Theological College and Mbuya Bible College, where he earned a degree in Theology. He then attended Makerere University in Kampala where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management.
Since becoming a born again Christian in 1991, Elijah has devoted his life to transforming Uganda for Christ. In addition to planting churches and preaching, he began the first Hands of Love orphanage and school in rural Namadhi, Uganda in 2004. He opened the second orphanage and school outside the capital city of Kampala in 2007. He firmly believes that by empowering the next generation of Uganda’s leadership through loving care and education, Uganda will be raised out of abject poverty. Elijah and his wife Ruth have five children and live in the outskirts of Kampala in Kiteezi, Uganda.