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Desteo Bisaka

EXPLORE GROUPS: Association for the Healing Place of God of All Armies (Bisaka)

Association for the Healing Place of God of All Armies (Bisaka)

Faith of Unity, Itambiro ly’Omukama Ruhanga Owamahe Goona Ery’Obumu, abaikiriza

Desteo Bisaka (a.k.a. "Owobusobozi") (1930-)

Desteo Bisaka (a.k.a. "Owobusobozi") (1930-)

Uganda (1980s?)

Kagadi, Kibaale district, Uganda

The Book of God of the Age of Oneness—We Are One in the Lord God of Hosts—Disunity Has Ended

The movement’s guiding principle is the belief that when the world ends, all those who have accepted Bisaka as their savior (including followers who have died) will inherit the kingdom of God. He claims that "the Lord God of Hosts has sent me...teaching people oneness so that disunity ends completely." Bisaka says that he doesn’t talk about Jesus "because he was not a saviour, and never existed, they deceive you." Similarly, Adam was "a myth." According to the Ugandan daily New Vision, "Bisaka claims the Bible brings about division, noting the numerous religions that use the holy book."

Many. Bisaka is a classical African "big-man" style cult leader. He has encouraged his followers to collect and burn Bibles.

At least one report has claimed that there are 3,000 congregations in Uganda alone.

According to a July 2014 claim in the Daily Monitor newspaper (Uganda), "Faith of Unity has a 5 million strong following with over 1000 places of worship in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda." A June 2014 report in the same newspaper claims that “It has 1,239 branches spread across Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania, according to Owobusobozi.”

Canada, Congo (Democratic Republic), Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

English, Luganda, Runyoro

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