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African Rural Outreach and Development

PO Box 484

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Richard Kabazzi, Founder & Executive Director, Uganda

Richard Bakulumpagi Kabazzi passed away in March 2023. He was 78 years old. He was a farmer, rancher, entrepreneur, CEO and guiding force to this ministry. Bakulumpagi Kabazzi was born in Kiyebe in Rakai (now Kyotera district). At 8 years he old started Primary One. After P5 he dropped out of school and went back home to Kiyebe. After leaving school in P5 he sold fish for local fishermen, sold coffee and worked as a day laborer in the local farms. Eventually one of the teachers persuaded him to return to school and he resumed his studies as a Primary School Student. Bakulumpagi Kabazzi accepted Christ in 1964 at 20 years old. He continued his studies at Kako Senior Secondary School and later on graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelors degree in History. He married in 1972 and came to the States where he enrolled in Denver Seminary. He graduated in 1975 with a Masters in Divinity. In 1975, he became an Associate Pastor of Nairobi Baptist Church in Kenya. In 1980, he came back to the States and served as Regional Director for International Students, Inc. in Philadelphia reaching out to foreign students studying in the USA. Later he was appointed as the Assistant Field Director for International Students, Inc, and relocated to Colorado Springs. In 1986, Mr. Kabazzi felt God leading him back to Uganda. Upon returning to Uganda in 1986, and observing the devastation of HIV-Aids in Uganda, he felt the call of God to remain in Uganda and establish AROAD to minster to those impoverished by the disease and the lack of evangelical presence in southern Uganda. He established AROAD with the objectives of starting churches through a ministry that served the whole person. He has since planted over 50 churches in rural Uganda, multiple schools and multiple ministries. Bakulumpagi Kabazzi leaves behind a brother and sister in Uganda, his wife , two sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. And, of course many extended family and friends throughout the world.

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