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Pr. Julius Rwotlonyo: New Watoto Church Ministries Team Leader at a glance

By Executive Editor

Pastor Julius Rwotlonyo is the Associate Team Leader at Watoto Church Ministries, a vibrant
cell-based community church. More than 27,000 people attend service at its 15 campuses in
Uganda and in Juba, South Sudan.
He gives spiritual and leadership oversight of the strategic implementation of the church vision.
Watoto cares for community by rescuing vulnerable children and providing them with holistic
care in three children’s villages.

Speaking on the role of the church in society today, Julius firmly believes that the local church is
the hope of the world. “As a church, we need be relevant to the needs of community. Over and
above celebrating Jesus, we must pay attention to the things that break His heart. We must care
for our community by getting involved in it,” he says.
Julius is happily married to Vernita Rwotlonyo and together they have four lovely children – Hayil,
Hank, Hannela and Halyn.

Vernita serves alongside Pastor Julius and also oversees Watoto Neighbourhood – an initiative
that empowers vulnerable women, restoring them to a life of dignity so they’re able to look after
themselves and their children. The program’s preventative arm – Keep a Girl in School – comes
alongside local schools in Uganda and South Sudan to reduce the dropout rate, teaching girls
their value in Christ, igniting their passion for education and empower them for the future.


Ps. Gary and Marilyn Skinner (after over 35 years) officially passed the leadership (of Watoto Church Ministries) mantle to the Rwotlonyos last evening.

Source: Watoto Church official website.

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