Pastor Jessica Kayanja is the founder and president of the renowned Girl Power Ministries, an International women’s organization whose vision is to empower the woman holistically. The Organization hosts the largest annual women’s event in Uganda for the last ten years. The organization’s distinctiveness lies in its diverse inter-denominational composition and a well curved out niche of recognizing that women were uniquely fashioned by god to play a complementary rather than a competitive role alongside men to achieve the greater good of society.
Pastor Jessica lends her ear and voice to the plight of homeless orphans, street children, commercial sex workers, female prison inmates, victims of rape and domestic violence.
Pastor Jessica Kayanja is the best-selling author of “Through It All” and “Girl Power” among other books. As an International Speaker, she has spoken to various congregations in Africa , the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and South Korea. She is the CEO of Robert Kayanja Ministries and together with her husband, they Pastor Miracle Centre Cathedral, Rubaga, the largest church in Uganda.
She is a Director at the Channel 44 Television station and has been a guest on studio 53 and Africa Magic DSTV a program that highlights influential people in Africa.
Pastor Jessica Kayanja is a graduate of International Relations from Makerere University and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities (Honoris Causa) from the United Graduate College and Seminary for pioneering Economic Empowerment of Women in self-help projects like Girl Power. She has also been awarded in degree in Theology Honors’ in the Category of Distinction from the Heartfelt Institute of Ministry in Zimbabwe.
Pastor Jessica Kayanja recently launched the first ever Professional Women’s Forum with more than five thousand women in attendance whose aim is to:
- Offer the women professionals a platform to sharpen and improve each other.
- To improve the level of professionalism and service delivery in the nation
- Provide advisory and practical professional support to the government and any other organization.
- To provide opportunities for training and career development for professional women.
This event was graced by Uganda’s prominent ladies including the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, Janet Museveni, the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN. the Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority, the Executive Director of PPDA, Team Leader JLOS and the Deputy General Inspector of Police, to mention but a few.
Pastor Jessica runs a weekly women’s Prayer Clinic every Saturday morning that she has termed a “ Women’s War Zone” where women present their concerns to the Almighty God. The Women ‘war’ within the confines of the Word of God.
Pastor Jessica is married to the well-known international evangelist Pastor Robert Kayanja and together they have three lovely children; Robert Jr (21) and twin girls (18) Kirstein and Kristiana.