Board of Directors
Barry is founding pastor of New City Fellowship of St Louis, MO where the church has been living and working out issues of reconciliation and justice since 1992 in the urban areas of North St. Louis and University City. New City St Louis is a diverse congregation representing roughly 20 different nations and has extensive ministries in Job Training, Immigrant Housing, Tutoring, Medical Care, Home Repair, University Student Kingdom Discipleship, Legal Services, a diverse Christian School, and Adoption and Foster Care. New City has jointly formed an international mission agency called Kingdom Restoration Society with active church/board participation from Kenya, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo and Burma. We also work with churches in Pakistan, India, Honduras, Zimbabwe and London, England. Barry and his wife Ann live in an inner-city community in St. Louis and have 4 married children and 20 grandchildren.
RUCYAHANA JOHN KABANGO
EDUCATION & TRAINING
1988 – 1990 : Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R) USA at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania
1980 – 1982 : Diploma in Theology at Makerere University 1972 – 1974 : Certificate in Theological training at Mukono Theological College
1974 : Makerere Nature Entrance Exam
1967 – 1968 : Course on Community Development ( Christian Rural Services)
1965 – 1966 : Teacher Training in Service at Kyembale TTC1960 – 1962
: College des Humanites Moderne (Current Inyemeramihigo)
1959 – 1962 : Murunda 7 ème Preparatoire - Goma
1952 – 1958 : Primary Education at Butete, Kinoni and Gitare.
1969 - 1971 : Christian Rural Service
1975 – 1979 : Parish work
1983 – 1987 : Archdeacon of Bulindi and Administrator in the Bunyoro – Kitara Diocese
1991 - 1994 : Planner and Development Officer at the National Church of Uganda (National
1995 – 1996 : Returned in Rwanda served to rehabilitate in Musanze and National Church
1997 - 2010 : Bishop of Shyira Diocese
1998 : Instrumental in forming the Anglican Mission in America and planted 170
Churches in the USA under the Authority of the Anglican Province of Rwanda
& South Asia (come and reached out for Friends of Rwanda)
2010 - Now
: Chairman of National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC)
: Chairman of Prison Fellowship Rwanda
: Chairman / Founder of Transformational Ministries
AWARDS RECEIVED / PRIZE
William Wilberforce Award by Prison Fellowship International in January 17th 2009
Climate of Excellence in Leadership by Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust in 2009 - Recognition of Action advancing Dignity in the World by Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in June 2015.
Chairman of Prison Fellowship Rwanda and serves on the Global Board of Prison Fellowship International Founder of Sonrise Primary and Secondary School specialized in trauma healing, character development and high academics (orphans of all backgrounds)
Over 10 years of Presidential Advisory Board Member
Built Schools in Bigogwe primary and Secondary Schools including a hall for conferences and meetings Repaired and revived the functions of Shyira Hospital, to health Centers namely Bigogwe
and Nyange and two dispensaries of Kimonyi and Nyiragikokora.
In partnership with Prison Fellowship Rwanda, built 20 houses for the survivors of the Genocide of the Genocide at Karwasa and 137 houses at Kimonyi Sector for vulnerable and survivors as well.
In Partnership with Norwegian Church Aid, built 150 houses at Shyira , 150 houses in Burera District at Gitare, 150 houses at Nyiragikokora and 220 houses in Musanze District for released people who came from exile in order to build unity and
reconciliation in the society and other vulnerable families.
Bishop Emeritus of Shyira Diocese
From 2011, Founder and Country Director of Transformational Ministries for reaching The poor in the community and the children in schools to eliminate poverty by means of
Education integration and productivity.
The Bishop of Rwanda by Thomas Nelson Publishers on Rwandan History The Jesus, Hope for the Nations (Biography) published by Zaccmedia in 2015
2ND vice chair Man
• Maîtrise en Missiologie (FATAD / Lomé-TOGO) en 2004.
• Licence en Théologie (ESTAO / Lomé-TOGO) en 2002.
• Diplôme en Théologie (ITPD / Daloa-Côte d’Ivoire) en 1996.
• Position actuelle :
Pasteur principal de l’Eglise Evangélique des Assemblées de Dieu de Niangon Sud (Côte d’Ivoire).
Coordonnateur National du Programme de Prière Nationale pour le Réveil (PNPR).
• Expérience ministérielle :
Pasteur stagiaire dans quelques assemblées locales : de 1992 à 1999.
Pasteur ordonné (en 2000).
Engagé comme enseignant à l’ITP de l’EEADCI (depuis 2002).
Secrétaire Général Adjoint du Bureau Exécutif National de l’EEADCI (20092014).