How Bishop David Kiganda Rose from Pineapple Seller to a Billionaire

In our special series on Senior Citizens, we profile Bishop Dr David Livingstone Kiganda- Ssalongo the Founder and Senior Pastor of Christianity Focus Centre Church, Mengo Kisenyi a Kampala City Suburb, Uganda.

Updated at 1839 EAT on Thursday 17th Feb 22 HICGI News Agency

Kiganda is also the General Overseer of more than 80 other Church branches across the nation under Christianity Focus Centre. 

He’s as well the founder and Executive Director of Christianity Focus Centre: a centre for 420 needy Orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda located at Budaali, Namayumba, Wakiso District.

Ssalongo Bishop Dr Livingstone Kiganda with his wife Pastor Cindy Kiganda – Courtesy photo

David Kiganda got born-again in July 1987, under the preaching efforts and leadership of the Late Apostle Deogracious John Balabyekkubo and Dr Joseph Serwadda both then Pastors of Victory Christian Centre, Kibuye Kampala.

Currently, Victory Christian Centre Ndeeba that Dr Serwadda leads.

After serving in his mother church for some years and attending various Bible training programs, conferences and seminars, Kiganda started the Christianity Focus Ministries, in 1990 with a vision of planting and empowering churches across the country, advocating and agitating for the five-fold ministries to take roots in the churches as it is written in the Bible; Ephesians 4:12.

Kiganda became popular when he hit airwaves with a famous radio show “WEDDEMU” on 88.5 Super FM of Hon Pastor Peter (Pila) every Sunday Morning.

His wisdom and righteous message touched both believers and non believers giving him chance to mobilize resources and own his own media house.

Kiganda is not ashamed to share his humble background as once selling pineapples on to travelers on buses in Masaka and now a Billionaire with several businesses including schools.

In 2000, he was elected the Divisional Chairman of the National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal Churches Uganda, Kampala Central Division.

In July 2005, he was elected District Chairman Overseer of the entire, NFBAPC-U, Kampala District.

Bishop Kiganda is one of the pastors who advocated for the re-opening of churches after they faced closure following the Coronavirus outbreak in early 2020. 

He started a silent strike demanding that the government re-opens churches that were closed as part of efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Attired in a sack-like t-shirt with the slogan: I cannot breathe when God’s house is still locked emblazoned it.

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Church Ministry

Bishop Kiganda is the CEO of Kingdom Broadcasting Services that includes; 93 Kingdom FM and Kingdom Television (KTV). He’s the organizer of The National Prayer Day, an annual event that happens every 31 December purposed to help the nation to cross over to a new year in a Godly Way.

Bishop David Livingstone Kiganda in September 2019 survived miraculously a fatal car accident on his way to Luweero for a crusade in a Lexus vehicle registration number Bishop 1, which overturned four times. 

In 2020, Kiganda lost a land case to a businessman Mr John Katonya whom he accused of encroaching on the church land at Buganda Chief Magistrate’s Court.

Kiganda got married to Pastor Cindy Kiganda on April 6 2013 a Zimbabwean after his divorce in 2012 with his first wife.

Bishop Dr David Kiganda & Mrs Ps Cindy Kiganda

Family

Bishop David Kiganda got married to Pastor Cindy Kiganda on April 6 2013 a Zimbabwean after his divorce in 2012 with his first wife with whom he had five children;

• Kiganda Martin Ssemwonga aged 24 years

• Kiganda Baker Wamala aged 22 years

• Kiganda Phillip Kisakye aged 20 years

• Kiwumulo Deborah aged 18 years

• Kiganda Joshua Yatulwanira aged 13

Kiganda got married to his first wife Hadijja Nasejje on the 27th October 1991 at Victory Christian Centre Ndeeba but later separated in 2006 before they officially divorced in 2012.

Bishop Kiganda’s wife Pastor Cindy Kiganda, a pastor at Christianity Focus Ministries, is the founder of the Annual Royal Women Beauty Conference.

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