In 2005, Apostles became a parish through the generous spiritual oversight of the Anglican Province of Rwanda and the Anglican Mission in the Americas. The story of forgiveness and reconciliation experienced by the people of Rwanda is profound, presenting a powerful witness for our context. Throughout our brief history as a parish, we have received tremendous inspiration and guidance as a parish from our Rwandan leadership. The vibrant culture of the East African Revival has shaped our own focus to share the good news of Jesus Christ as we focus on evangelism through church planting in East Tennessee.
Apostles has also been very blessed to share a special relationship with Bishop Jered Kalimba (pictured right) and the Diocese of Shyogwe, in which our own sister parish in Gitarama is the hub of the most populous archdeaconry, equivalent to our network of churches. In the coming years, we look forward to strengthening this sister-to-sister parish relationship through partnership with Bishop Jered and the Rev. John Wesley Kabango.
Please click HERE to learn more about Bishop Jered and the Diocese of Shyogwe.