PROFILE: Who is New West Ankole Diocese Bishop Twinomujuni?

The Anglican Church of Uganda has announced Rev Can Johnson Twinomujuni as the new bishop of West Ankole diocese.

Rev Can Twinomujuni becomes the fourth bishop of west Ankole diocese and will replace Yonah Mwesigwa Katoneene.

Since October 2016 when Katonene’s term ended, Anglican Church Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has been the acting West Ankole Bishop.

 Twinomujuni will be consecrated as Bishop on May 28, 2017 at St Peter’s Cathedral, Bweranyangi, in Bushenyi district.

Bishop-elect Twinomujuni at Bishop MCAllister College Kyogyera in Sheema district.

The Tower Post takes a quick look at the profile of the new Bishop.

Rev Canon Johnson Twinomujuni: 4th Bishop of West Ankole Diocese

Age: 49

Born in 1968

Place of Birth: Muko, Rwebishekyo, Rwanyamahembe, Kashaari, Mbarara District

Became born again on 15th August 1986 during a mission at his church in the school holiday while serving missioners.

Beagan full-time ministry as a Youth Worker in Rutooma Archdeaconry after S4

Completed a Certificate in Theology at Kinoni Divinity College.

1992 – completed teacher training course at Bishop Stuart Core PTC

  • Married his wife Joy.
  • Started Teaching at Rutooma Integrated Primary School.

1994 – He 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.

December 1998 – He was ordained a deacon

December 1999 – he was ordained a priest

1999 – He returned to Bishop Stuart PTC as Chaplain; Also served as Kibingo Parish priest.

2002 – He completed a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

Later served as Ankole Diocese Missions Coordinator.

2004 – He was appointed to Uganda Bible Institute, a theological college he helped found. (He is the current principal here)

2013 – He completed his second Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from Uganda Christian University.

He has also been Chaplain at Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Has been a part-time lecturer at Bishop Stuart University

Wife: Twinomujuni (a teacher by profession)

Twinomujuni and his wife Joy

God has blessed the Twinomujunis with six children.

2017: Elected bishop by House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda sitting at Lweza Training and Conference Centre on 20th April.


Marion Ayebazibwe