What does the word Watoto mean?

Watoto is the Swahili word for “children.”

How did Watoto Church begin?
In 1986, the Lord led Ps Gary to a building called “The Centre”. While in this building, he entered the Norman Cinema Hall which was a dark hall with only one bulb in the centre of the building. Here the Lord instructed him to move in and possess (Isaiah 62:4), and showed him a vision of a full church with people lifting up their hands to worship God. From a dilapidated structure with blocked toilets, fresh blood stains, and full of military armoury, God established Watoto Church. In 1987 the world shakers drama ministry performed during school evangelism, resulting in increased membership. The majority of the church was youth thus Watoto Church was referred to as a Youth Church. Growth in church membership was becoming increasingly eminent, thus necessitating acquisition of a permanent home for the church...Read More

How does Watoto Church care for Community?
Watoto Church believes in being relevant to the community in which it is resident. This is done by ministering to the whole man - spirit, soul and body. Watoto Church is committed to be practical in its love, not only preaching the Gospel of Christ, but practicing it through extravagant acts of godly generosity, equity, mercy, love, kindness so that we will see debt reduction, fair trade, equal opportunity, proper housing, a solution to HIV/AIDS - a world changed by the most powerful force on the planet - the power of JESUS' love...Read More

Is Watoto Church and Watoto Children’s Choir the same?
Watoto Church is the home of the Watoto Children’s choir.

Who makes decisions at Watoto Church?
Watoto Church has a Church Council made up of the Pastoral Team, the Deacons Board and the Elders Board that is in charge of making strategic policy decisions for the management and smooth running of the church...Read More

Who is in charge of the Watoto Church’s Finances?
The Decon’s Team for more...Read More

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