10 December 2022

Dear Watoto Family, Friends and Partners,

Watoto Leadership Transition Announcement

In response to God’s call, Marilyn and I started Kampala Pentecostal Church (now Watoto Church Ministries) in Uganda, in 1984. Over the ensuing years, by the grace of God, Watoto has achieved a global influence and reach.

We continue to see God provide hope, transformation and the healing power of Jesus, in the lives of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children in Uganda and around the world, through this wonderful ministry.

Over the past ten years, with the blessing and endorsement of the Watoto Church leadership, we have, very intentionally, been preparing and mentoring our successors.

And, so it is with joy and delight that we announce that Julius and Vernita Rwotlonyo, who have served as Associate Team Leaders for Watoto for the last five years, will succeed us and be commissioned as the new Team Leaders of Watoto Church Ministries on 3rd February 2023 at Watoto Church Downtown in Kampala, Uganda.

We celebrate this new season of what God is doing and ask you to extend to Julius and Vernita the same love and support you have always accorded to us.


Gary & Marilyn Skinner
Founders and Team Leaders,
Watoto Church Ministries

Click on the links below to see:

Leadership Transition Statement
Gary and Marilyn Skinner bio
Julius and Vernita Rwotlonyo bio