Ministry Location: Manitoba
Ministry Focus: Cultural Ministry
Joseph Bagaza, born in Congo, DRC, studied in Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, and Canada, and is fluent in six languages. Joseph and his wife Florence have been married for 24 years and have five sons. They all currently live in Winnipeg.
Growing up in a Christian home, Joseph gave his life to Jesus in 1998 and left his home country in 2002 because of the war. He has served as a Pastor in Winnipeg and has coordinated and participated in Church ministry such as intercession and street evangelism where he has been used by the Lord to lead many people to receive Jesus as Saviour of their lives. Joseph has been serving different cultural groups of newcomer families to Canada for many years, helping them to integrate in Canadian society especially as English language proficiency is still a barrier for them. He fills the gap helping them access the basic Canadian services and connecting them with faith communities. Joseph also has a ministry based in Rwanda and Congo reaching unreached and vulnerable people where he ministers in person once or twice a year. He shares the gospel through the media channel “Encountering Jesus Hour."
Joseph’s heart desire is to continue being God’s kingdom ambassador, sharing Jesus at all times. As Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations in Matthew 28:18-20, Joseph’s heart is for all the nations of peoples God continues to bring to Canada, and in central Africa.
Engaging with Newcomers to Canada, Joseph is:
- Committed and engaging, serving newcomer families as they make Canada their second home to help them have access to their basic different services such medical, food, schools as well the place of worship and being there for them emotionally, psychologically and spiritually
- Committed and engaged, sharing the gospel with newcomers and seeing them integrated into faith communities within the city
- Committed to continue sharing the gospel through in the community, on the street and through his media channel. These missions serve local immigrant groups in Canada, as well as host evangelistic campaigns, outreach street evangelism, feeding programs, and refugee assistance in Africa