Introduction to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) is a contemporary, evangelical, biblically-based church, actively involved in numerous national outreach projects caring for people’s spiritual, emotional and physical needs.
The Church was established in 1977 by evangelist Pastor Edir Macedo, who saw the need to reach out to the poor and neglected, offering them practical support and spiritual guidance to help uplift and transform their lives. The UCKG has grown rapidly internationally to become one of the largest churches with active faith-based communities in more than 180 countries.
The Church in Botswana
In January 1999 the Universal Church had its doors opened in Botswana, It was a small shop in African Mall that in a short period of time became small to help all those attending the services. The sick, the desperate, broken hearted, addicted, lonely, reject by society all those in need of a solution to their problems, the UCKG as it’s known became the last door for the Motswana people, and the testimonies of transformation have proved the work to be from God. There are now 15 branches throughout Botswana with an estimation of 20,000 members.
In December 2008 a dream came true with the inauguration of it’s first cathedral, with a lot of dedication and hard work, a beautiful 4 storey building located at Main Mall in Gaborone is now the headquarters of the UCKG in Botswana, with the capacity for 1500 people, conference room, TV studio, Sunday school and under ground parking; it is one of the most beautiful church in the country.The main target of the Universal church is to make disciples from every nation, and that’s not different in Botswana, 90% of its pastors are local.
Who you will see
Pastors & Bishops
The meetings and conferences are conducted by a fully trained Pastor or Bishop. These are men of God (and in some countries also women) who have embraced the ministry on a full time basis. They do not have other employment and their only aim is to serve God by serving and helping the congregation and others in the community that need assistance.
Assistant Pastors will also be present in the services and their role is to assist the Pastor or Bishop. They also have embraced the ministry full-time to help others. After some years of experience, many of them will be consecrated to become a Pastor.
Assistants are voluntary helpers who dedicate some of their free time outside their daily life of work, family, domestic duties etc, to this calling. They have been chosen from among the congregation to assist the Assistant Pastors, Pastors and Bishops and to serve the members of the church.
You will find that most Bishops, Pastors, Assistant Pastors, and Assistants have been through personal problems in the past before they started attending the church.
Through the teaching and prayers they received at the UCKG, they used their faith and overcame these situations. They have all had a personal encounter with God and have undergone a transformation of self. They are therefore willing and capable of assisting you through difficult situations.
Please introduce yourself to one of them who will be more than happy to sit down and speak with you for however long you need. Alternatively, call 75619771 or sms 74527737 to book an appointment.