Reunion Church is honored to sponsor the leadership of a new church plant in San Diego reaching out to African immigrants.
Divine Grace (Neema ya Mungu) Christian Fellowship is led by church planter, Elder, and pastor Owonda Alli Epiphany.Owanda was born and raised in Uganda where he worked for the Ugandan government from 1982 to 1985. When the government was overthrown in 1985, he was forced into exile to Ethiopia, where he lived until he moved, along with his family, to San Diego in December 2006. Since moving to the United States, Owonda has earned his Masters of Theology (MTH), Masters of Divinity (MDiv) and is finishing his MACP at Southern California Seminary (SCS).
Owonda is a bivocationation planter working with Goodwill Industries as a job developer and Program Manager. Over the years, he has planted 52 churches in Ethiopia for the Anglican Church in Ethiopia and three churches in San Diego.
Divine Grace (Neema ya Mungu) Christian Fellowship is a multinational church with refugee immigrants from several countries in Africa: Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, and DRC Congo. The vision of the church is to reach African immigrant refugees and welcome them with the love of Christ. It is important that the refugee immigrants are reached as soon as they arrive here because they are so vulnerable to predator groups such as Jehovah Witnesses and the Mormons.
Through our sponsorship of this church plant, we hope to help this church grow in influence and reach the many African immigrants coming to San Diego.