For the past five days, House of Prayer Ministries International (HPMI) lead Pastor Aloysius Bugingo has been making headlines after coming out openly to accuse his wife Teddy Naluswa and daughter Doreen Bugingo of trying to steal a piece of land that belongs to his Church. He also alleged that Teddy wanted to kill him.
“My wife was for long uncomfortable with me for declaring a full accountability during the Bat Valley Fundraising that resulted into the raising of USD5 million which we used to buy the Canaan land. She even stopped coming to Canaan to preach the word of God as a way of protesting the inclusion of Pastor Francis Mutawe and other HPMI actors in the company documents under which the ministry was incorporated,” Bugingo told his followers during last Sunday’s service.
Teddy has since denied the allegations saying Bugingo is just tarnishing her name because she refused to sign divorce papers.
“All I want now is financial support for my children. I believe the truth will prevail and the current situation will come to pass,” she revealed during an interview with a local TV station early this week.
For the past one week, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of House of Prayer Ministries has been making headlines in news after allegedly burning Bibles which had words ‘Holy Ghost’ instead of ‘Holy spirit’ saying that they had negative forces.
However, yesterday Bugingo refuted the claims saying that photos of burning bibles were photo shopped by his enemies who opted to defame him citing he could not do such act.
But how far do you know Pastor Bugingo?
Bugingo was born on November 25, 1972 in Masaka.
Bugingo for years, has been castigating senior pastors in Uganda including his God Father Apostle Sserwadda ( with whom they separated over a car. Sources say, a follower donated a brand-new car to Sserwadda’s church, but Bugingo claimed it was his donation).
The controversial Pastor first registered HPMI on September 10, 2012. He signed its ownership papers as a businessman, chairman who also doubled as the Church Executive Director. While his estranged wife (also registered as a businesswoman) was the Vice chairman and Secretary General. His daughter Doreen was registered as the third director and member of the board.
“I will apologise to you Church, I had initially fallen in the same trap back then when I registered the ministry in my name and that of my wife and child like how other city pastors do but I changed and added more people because this is God’s work and not mine as a person. My wife and daughter wanted me remove all the rest except themselves and they even wanted more shares than myself,” he told his congregation last weekend.
Bugingo is also a proud owner of Salt Media comprising of Salt FM and Salt TV.
According to rival Pastor Solomon Male, while the Salt TV project was funded by Christians, the station is solely owned by Bujingo. He owns 100 percent shares.
He is a man who curses all those he disagrees with. In 2015, he shocked the nation when he cursed his own pregnant daughter Doreen for falling in love with a poor Catholic Man a one Nkurunziza.
Pastor Bugingo reportedly prayed to God that the daughter faces tough times in her life. He in a full sermon accused her daughter for being stupid after getting pregnant for a poor man.
“How can she elope with a man of the catholic faith? It should have been a pauper; I would have allowed it. But for a Catholic to elope with my daughter is unacceptable,” Bugingo lamented.
“What will that man do in case my daughter dies while giving birth? Will he deliver the dead body to me? Wherever you are Doreen, you chose your own fate. Never ever blame anyone in future.”
In 2017, Bugingo was dragged to Court of Law for burning a heap of Bibles.
The preacher stunned the public when he set ablaze Bibles of King James Version (KJV) and Good News version which he collected from his 6,000-strong flock on Easter Sunday.
The core reason for burning the aforementioned version of the Bibles was that they bore the words ‘Holy Ghost’ as opposed to ‘Holy Spirit.’