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Rev. Canon Baluku Elected 3rd Bishop of South Rwenzori Diocese

Baluku will succeed the Rt. Rev. Jackson Nzerebende, who has been the Bishop of the Diocese since 2003. A statement issued by the COU Provincial Secretary, Rev. Canon Captain William Ongeng shows that Rev. Canon Baluku will be consecrated and enthroned as the 3rd Bishop of South Rwenzori diocese on December 13th, 2020 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kasese.
11 Aug 2020 22:02
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Rev. Canon Nason Baluku is the Bishop elect of the South Rwenzori diocese. He was elected by the Church of Uganda-COU House of Bishops sitting at Namirembe Guest House on Tuesday.  

Baluku will succeed the Rt. Rev. Jackson Nzerebende, who has been the Bishop of the Diocese since 2003. A statement issued by the COU Provincial Secretary, Rev. Canon Captain William Ongeng shows that Rev. Canon Baluku will be consecrated and enthroned as the 3rd Bishop of South Rwenzori diocese on December 13th, 2020 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kasese.

He has previously served as a Vicar of several parishes in Kasese, an Archdeacon, Diocesan Secretary, Program Director for Bishop Masereka Christian Foundation and the Planning, Development and Rehabilitation (PDR) Coordinator in the Provincial Secretariat.

Rev. Canon Baluku currently serves as a Project Manager for the International Organization Barnabas Fund. Born on March 15th 1967 in Mahango Sub-County on the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains in Kasese district, Rev. Canon Baluku holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Management and a Bachelor of Community Leadership and Development, both from Uganda Christian University.

He received a Diploma in Theology from Uganda Christian University and a Provincial Certificate in Theological Studies from Bishop Balya Theological College. Rev. Canon Baluku was born again at the age of 12 on Oct 13th, 1979 and was confirmed three years later in 1982 by the late Bishop Dr. Eustace Kamanyire.

By the time he was 17 years old, he was commissioned as a Catechist and later a Lay Reader. On August 6th, 1995, Rev. Canon Baluku was ordained a deacon and made a priest on July 28th, 1996.

He was appointed as a Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral on Dec 4th, 2005. Rev. Canon Baluku is married to Jane Biira Baluku with whom they have seven children.

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