Founded by Pastor Solomon Brian Mwesige in 1987, Good News Ministries has indeed come a long way. The impacting ministry whose headquarters are in Bulenga, 8 miles along the Kampala-Mityana highway (in Uganda), has several branch churches in all regions of Uganda.
We do feeding programmes, medical outreach programmes, drill wells and shoe distribution programmes. We are also deeply into community transformation through providence of basic needs to the under privileged as much as we can.
We are daily committed to impacting as many lives as possible through education and empowering other Christian organizations that are involved in empowering others especially the orphans and the poor. I believe ignorance is probably the backbone of the many problems faced all over the world.
We evangelize, disciple, train and then send. It’s through the sending that we plant churches.
Meet the Founder
A Ugandan from the Toro (a word meaning a bull in Spanish) tribe, Pastor Solomon comes from a small village in western Uganda called Kyarusozi.
He was born to a devout catholic father, who excommunicated him from the family when he gave his life to Jesus in his youthful days. The persecution and rejection drew him closer to the Lord.
He then went to live with his mother that was married to a Pastor.
He was trained and briefly worked with the Full Gospel Church, Campus Crusade for Christ and later founded Good News Ministries.
Over the years, under his wise leadership, the church has grown tremendously.
In 2002, he got married to Mrs. Doreen Mwesige and the Lord has blessed them with four sweet kids; Priscilla Mwesige, Divine Mwesige, Melissa Mwesige and Shana Mwesige.
The Lord has used Pastor Solomon to plant churches in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has also trained and raised leaders that the Lord is using to impact many lives across the globe.
He has ministered in many African countries, Europe and the United States of America.
The Call to Make a Difference
I will never forget that day in 1980s when I first sensed a call from God to minister to His people. I still remember it as though it happened yesterday.
Because of the training I had had regarding ministry, I knew this was a journey that would take a life-time; a journey that would not necessarily be easy. I however, chose to surrender to His will and purpose.
Throughout the years, my ministry has gone through a lot. We have been tested and tried, proven and had some melting experiences but, by His help, came forth as gold. We have seen the help of God in many precedential ways.
I have also seen lives impacted in ways that would be hard for me to narrate to the fullest. The hungry are fed, the naked clothed, the thirsty given water, the sick treated and healed, by the Grace of God, the future generation given an education and the gospel preached to the poor (for the gospel is the ultimate answer to all life’s questions). The list is endless.
This ministry is indeed making a difference in every way.
The Power of Partnership
“A dream without provision is alive but lame meaning it has life but cannot move normally.”
— Pr. Solomon Mwesige
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship (partnership) in the gospel from the first day until now,” Philippians 1:3-5.
I learned early in life that… ‘Everybody needs somebody’. I learned that no matter how powerful, anointed, talented and gifted one is, they will need others. Without the help and contributions of others, one’s potential is limited.
This is because we are all gifted differently and only through being connected to one another can we complement and enhance each others strength.
This is why the wise king Solomon says; “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
This is why it is by the grace of God and the faithfulness of our partners that this ministry is continuing to make a difference. I would like to greatly appreciate our dear partners for all they continue to do. I also would like to ask you who are not yet in partnership to please consider partnership with us for it is only through partnership that God given dreams can be empowered to impact lives.