Serving Christ in

Uganda, East Africa

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Jim grew up in a Christian home, and was saved at VBS when he was 9 years old.  He has served in different capacities in the local church over the years.  

Michelle also grew up in a Christian home, as the daughter of a pastor.  She was saved when she was about 5 years old.  She has served in the music ministries and children's ministries in the different churches she has been a member of.    


God has blessed Jim and Michelle with seven beautiful children:  Emily Slater, Amanda Carmago Monteiro, Jocelyn, Alexandria, JT (James II), John and Peter.   


God called Jim and Michelle and most of their family to move to Uganda in 2012. After jumping in to help with the ministry in Mbira as a lay man, God began working on Jim’s heart to become an ordained preacher of the Gospel.  In May of 2016, Bible Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN ordained Pastor James Telman into the Gospel ministry.  

After the death of Pastor JJ, Jim has become the Pastor of Mbira Baptist Church. He has worked hard to teach regarding Biblical marriage as well as church membership.  MBC now has 300 faithful members and attenders.  God allowed Jim to be a part of 8 weddings in our last term.  God has grown Mbira Bible College into a group of 28 strong members who are seeking to grow in their walk with God.  They meet every Wednesday for 3 hours to study Bible Doctrines as well as other Bible College courses.  This term Jim was able to start Leadership Bible College.  This program has 12 faithful students working toward a certificate of Biblical Studies or a Pastoral Diploma,  They meet every Thursday evening for 3 hours to work towards completion.  There are 2 young men from this program that are currently planting new churches.  Jim is also the managing director of Grace Christian School, which includes Nursery School (3-5 year olds) and Primary School (6-12 year olds) and Secondary School (13-18 year olds)   

Michelle is in the process of completing her Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies.  She is very involved in the discipleship of our female students as well as developing a Ladies Bible Study program.  She teaches Bible to the Nursery and Primary students every week day.  She is leading a Ladies Visitation and Outreach program.  She oversees the childrens Sunday School program as well as the infant Nursery for Mbira Baptist Church.


Will you prayerfully consider being a part of this ministry?  The need in Uganda is urgent!



II Thessalonians 5:24-25

Faithful is He that calleth you, Who also will do it.

Brethren, pray for us.

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