Pastor Laban Jjumba
Pastor Laban Jjumba came to know the Lord in 1965. He was among the founding leaders of the “Deliverance Church” family of churches in Uganda in the early 1970s, which currently numbers about 250 congregations across the country. In 1971/1972 he was the President of the Makerere University Christian Union, Kampala, Uganda, while pursuing studies in Engineering. During this time, together with a group of other believers on campus, he began to pray for the Nation of the Republic of Uganda. After the civil war of 1979 (lasting many years) which ousted President Idi Amin Dada, the prayer group formalised into “Intercessors for Uganda” which is, to date, a network mobilizing prayer for the Nation.
In 1985 Laban, together with a team of other African Christian leaders founded “Intercessors for Africa”, which is a Continental Movement of Prayer and Christian Leadership Training to shape the destiny of Africa.
Pastor Jjumba is a member of the Apostolic Leadership Team of the family of Deliverance Churches in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Eastern DRC. Laban ministers widely as a passionate teacher of the Word and a prophetic speaker in conferences and churches world-wide, especially on the African continent, the USA, Israel, South Korea, the UK, and Canada.
Laban is married to Margaret for over 40 years. They have five children and four grandchildren.
Dr. James Magara
National Coordinator, Intercessors for Uganda
Founder and Executive Director, Jubilee Dental Ltd.
Board Chairman, Uganda Youth Forum
Dr. James Magara, a Uganda-based exemplary entrepreneur; a passionate consultant dental surgeon with twenty-eight years of clinical experience. He is both Founder and Executive Director of Jubilee Dental Ltd. In May 2017, he completed a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership at Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA.
James wears many hats. He is a Dental Surgeon holding a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, where he also lectured for 18 years, in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition, has two Masters Degrees: one of Prosthetic Dentistry from the University of Bristol, UK; and the other of Organizational Leadership and Management from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda.
His passion for leadership development led him to initiate training programs with the Africa Kingdom Business Forum and Sundoulos African Leaders Training Institute under the auspices of Intercessors for Uganda, where he is the National Coordinator. Both programs focus on raising leaders with a call in the spheres of Governance and Business. During the years 2011-2015, he also served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of Uganda Jubilee Network, an association of umbrella Church organizations. He is the Board Chairman of Uganda Youth Forum and is involved in training and mentoring of youth. He also serves as the Deputy Director General of the Institute for National Transformation, in a faculty that focuses on raising transformational leaders in Africa and among Africans in the diaspora.
Jubilee Dental Ltd company, based in Kampala Uganda, has a business model of developing young Dentists and helping them blossom to their full professional potential. Jubilee Dental Ltd has expanded and has Dental Clinics not only in Kampala and Entebbe (Uganda), but in Kigali (Rwanda) as well.
James is married to Lorna for 27 years, and they are blessed with four children: three boys and one girl. Together, they pioneered the Vine International Christian Academy, a recognized educational institution that focuses on wholistic training and discipling children to become future leaders of integrity in their generation. Their own children have graduated from that Academy. One subsequently finished an undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies and the others are in College/University.
The Most Reverend (Archbishop) Dr. Joseph A. Alexander is the Founder and Presiding Bishop of a network of influential Christian organizations in the United States and abroad. Archbishop Alexander began his work in the Lord’s vineyard as a missionary in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He was ordained as an Assistant Pastor in June 1977 in the Bronx, NY and served in this capacity at Emmanuel Baptist Church. In 1982, he was led by the Holy Spirit to pioneer New Covenant Christian Church. During the following years the church grew rapidly, leading to the establishment of affiliate churches in 15 countries.
Archbishop Alexander obtained a Bachelors in Theology from the American Bible College in 1977 and a Bachelors in Economics and Sociology from Lehman College in 1979. He completed his Masters of Arts in Economics in 1982 after a year of studies at Fordham University and a year of studies at Lehman College, respectively. In 1985, he earned a Doctorate Degree in Sociology & Urban Policy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has been awarded two honorary Doctor of Divinity and Humanities Degrees from International Christian University, Benin, in recognition of his contributions to Christian Theology and his impact among the poor communities of the world. He was listed among the “Who’s Who in American Executives” in 1989 and the “Metropolitan Who’s Who in Religion” in America in 2006. Archbishop Alexander is also an accomplished author of several books: Doubt Reduces God to Your Size, Conquering with Your Seed, The Believer’s Growth Manual, and Purpose, Priority & Plan Equal Dominion.
The Impact of His Work in New York City
For over 30 years, the work of Archbishop Alexander through the Church and various community organizations he has founded has positively impacted the county of the Bronx in the following ways.
School & Educational Programs
Archbishop Alexander founded the New Covenant Christian School system, which has three campuses in the Bronx and provides educational programs for children from Preschool through High School. Partnering with working parents and their children to succeed in their academic endeavors is the objective of the school system. The students of the elementary and middle school are among the City’s brightest, and New Covenant Christian High School boasts of a 100 per cent graduation rate.
Food Pantry Services
NCCM engages in direct outreach weekly through its food pantry program that ensures, in cooperation with the NYC Food Bank, that families in the South Bronx have access to food regardless of their financial means. Since 2010, more than 64,000 have been served. The food pantry falls under the umbrella of the New Covenant Community Development Corporation, which is the community development initiative of NCCM. NCCDC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 2007 as a response to unemployment, poverty and homelessness in the Bronx.
Federal Credit Union Program
The New Covenant Federal Dominion Credit Union (NCDFCU) is a financial institution primarily serving low-income communities in the Bronx. NCDFCU was established in 2007, after more than 7 years of intense planning to combat the dangers of predatory lending in our communities. The credit union operates under the full charter of the National Credit Union Association. NCDFCU is a member-driven financial institution. Its goal is to develop economic stability and to improve the socio-economic conditions of its members through the promotion of thrift, financial education and wealth creation.
Jonathan and Cassiani Friz: with their children, Gabriel, Sabbath, Evangeline, Johanna, Melchizedek, and Phineas.
The Friz family moved to Massachusetts in 2005 to attend Gordon-Conwell Seminary, never expecting that God would call them to stay and give their lives in the New England region.
Jonathan is driven by a desire to see Jesus receive the answer to His prayer in John 17, “Let them be one as we are one.” To this end, he partners with believers in New England, around the nation, and the world strengthening movements of prayer, mission, unity, and spiritual awakening. He’s the visionary and coordiantor for the global 10 Days movement, seeking to stop cities and city-wide churches for seasons of encountering the living God and loving one another.
The Friz Family moved to Western Massachusetts in 2012 to establish a house of prayer and multi ministry mission base in a region historically known for great revivals and mission movements. Cassi is a certified Holistic Health Counselor and works to bring healing and wholeness through wise food and delicious counsel. They are blessed with six amazing children!
Dave Warn came to faith in Christ as a college student and has been in fulltime ministry ever since. His experience in campus ministry and church ministry, as well as earning a master’s degree from Denver Seminary, prepared him to launch Forerunners of America in 2014. He believes that God has a “now” message for this generation and the body of Christ must be prepared for what is coming to our nation. Dave is a frequent conference speaker, helping people discern the hour and respond in faith—not fear.
Joanne Daughtry, born in Indiana, raised in Wisconsin, grew up Catholic. Her mother later introduced her to Pentecostalism. Upon being born again, she and her mother began witnessing at the command of the Lord in hospitals, prisons, streets, and from house to house — wherever the Lord said.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, new doors began to open. She and her family ministered in the Indian Reservations of the Sioux, Mandan, and other Indian tribes throughout Montana and North Dakota. God began to deal with her strongly concerning fasting and prayer. The message she takes everywhere is what God spoke to her, “Bring My people back to Me.”
For over twenty years now she has gone to the nations as a Missionary-Evangelist, speaking in major crusades, teaching in Bible Schools, raising up students who subsequently became apostles, prophets and pastors. She has ministered in many villages and jungles, often being the first outsider to preach in these different areas. Not only the first outsider but the first woman. In many of these areas in which she has ministered, the people have never heard the Gospel — not one time!
Some of the countries she has visited in preaching the Gospel are: West Indies, Nigeria, Ghana, East Africa, Zimbabwe, South Africa, England, and India. She has written two books: “Fasting – the Natural Side and the Spiritual Side”, and “Prayer Unveiled”. She is President and Founder of Disciples On The Move International, a ministry of intercessory prayer and fasting. It is also a ministry of outreach. Every year, Disciples On The Move hosts the annual Venice Beach Gospel Crusade Rally!!
Her ministry team brings help to the community, conducting street meetings, feedings, other natural needs and ministering in the local missions in downtown Los Angeles. Disciples On The Move consists of men and women from different denominations and ethnic backgrounds meeting weekly, praying the heartbeat of God: souls, the lost, our nations, our youth, our families, and our world!!!
Evangelist Daughtry is host of her own weekly radio and cable TV broadcast. She is an ordained minister in her own right, yet she is a member of West Los Angeles Church in Los Angeles, CA, Overseer Bishop Charles E. Blake.
Rafael Najem was born in Beirut Lebanon, and was saved in 1971 through a Foursquare Missionary. He is a graduate of Life Bible College class of ’74. He immigrated to the United States in 1976 and was ordained by Middle East Gospel Outreach Ministries in 1980 and by Faith Christian Fellowship International in 1994. He co-founded Community Christian Fellowship, now CCF Ministries, (CCF) in 1982 and in 1990 he began to function as the CCF Senior Pastor. Rev. Najem is the founder and Administrator of Community Christian Academy, which was established in 1991 to aid families with a solid Christian education. As a visionary he has traveled to the nations proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God for the past 40 years. He moves under the authority and power of the Holy Spirit with a message that is practical, relevant and life-changing. He is a dynamic teacher and preacher of the Word of God. He is the father of three adult children (Jennifer, Laura Wagner and Joshua) and a proud grandfather. His life is centered on his family and ministry.
Rev. Najem co-founded the Citywide Church of Greater Lowell in Lowell, MA; a movement of unity and solidarity for churches in the area. He has a passion for missions and believes that the heartbeat of the church is missions. Having an apostolic calling he is a mentor and a father to Pastors and Christian leaders across the globe who seek to transform and influence the world with the message of the Kingdom of God.