Pastor Robert Kayanja son of the late Rev. Walakira and brother to the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, called at the age of 17 and launched into ministry at 22 is founder and Senior Pastor of East and Central Africa’s largest Church Sanctuary in the heart of Kampala, the Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral -a debt free 10,500 seater with over 3,000 branches.
For over 25 years proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in more than 68 nations of the world through mass Miracle Crusades with over 500,000 people in attendance, his ministry is perpetually followed by miracles, signs and wonders. He is the founder of Miracle Children’s Outreach which includes Never Again Children’s home and the Kapeeka Orphanage and Primary School. He is also the President of the Miracle Bible College which trains and raises ministers who go all over the world.
Born in Masooli, an impoverished village in central Uganda as was the situation in many other parts of the country, people lived with no hope, with disease and the fear of death, ‘What good could come out of Masooli?’, one would say. His birth being a miracle in itself foretold what kind man he was later to become. A life and death decision had to be made-whether to save him or his mother, but God was timely and delivered them both eventually. Having survived death, he still was born with a stutter.
‘How could God possibly use a boy who grew up stuttering?' Well, God did just that! Launching out into a world that hardly believes in the manifestation of God’s power and glory. Pastor Robert started the Miracle Centre in a papyrus reed structure together with a few other young ministers having a ‘congregation’ of just one besides themselves. Miracle upon miracle, the church has grown to leaps and bounds.
Today he is a sought after speaker and the Director of Miracle TV Channel 44-Abba Father. He has been a frequent guest on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Daystar Television. Pr. Robert is consistently ranked among the top most influential mien in Uganda for his contribution ranging from raising some of the greatest ministers of the Gospel in Africa and addressing the plight of orphans and disadvantaged children.
He is a prolific writer and bestselling author of over 20 books including the “Bringing the Presence of God Home”, “The Anointing”, “Meeting the Leader in You”, “Kiwempe Movement”, “A thousand fold Increase”, “The Seed, Soil and Season” among others.
He is married to Pastor Jessica Kayanja with whom they have three children-their son Robert Kayanja Junior and twin daughters Kirstein and Christiana.
At the Miracle Centre Cathedral he has hosted powerful ministers like Pr. Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Marylin Hickey, Dr. Robb Thompson, Dr. Creflo Dollar, Papa Morris Cerullo among others. Through the Youth Distinction Ministry and Contagious (Campus Outreaches), he has been able to mentor the youth.
‘'Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a dear and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where the jackals lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow and the highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness… Isaiah 35:5-8.