Watoto is a family of people from all over the world who are working together to ensure that the forgotten have a place to belong. 

In a time of civil war, we planted Watoto Church in Kampala, Uganda to speak hope and life to the nation.

Since then, Watoto has placed thousands of orphans in families, empowered vulnerable women to reach their communities, rescued babies and former child soldiers, sent children’s choirs across six continents, and see almost 29,000 celebrate Christ in 12 church campuses across Uganda, and in Juba, South Sudan. 

As we work alongside the most vulnerable in our society, our aim is to rescue individuals and raise each one as a leader in their sphere of life so that, in turn, they will rebuild the nation.

In over 30 years, the challenges facing the nation have changed, but the vision remains the same. 

In all of this, Watoto remains a local church, committed to celebrating Christ and caring for community.


We are an English-speaking, cell-based community church, celebrating Christ, growing and multiplying, as each one reaches one, touching those around us with the love of Jesus, bringing healing to cities and nations. Read about our core values here.


Watoto Church owes its vision and growth to an effective structure, where church governance is carried out by a team of God-fearing men and women. Read about our leadership structure here.


We believe that the Bible is God's final revelation and consititutes our all-sufficient rule of faith and practice. Read our full Statement of Faith here.


It all started with a God whisper to founder, Gary Skinner in 1983. Get a glimpse of the full inspiring and adventuroius story here.