Pastor Fred Isanga, also known as David of the Universal Apostles’ Fellowship Church of Righteousness in Kaliro, Eastern Uganda has asked all his followers to sell off their properties such as land, animals and other assets to sell them off, give him money to book for them plots of land in heaven.
Pastor Fred Isanga, who has been preaching in Kaliro for more than 10 years has also been accused of causing domestic violence amongst the different families in the area.
According to Teddy Nambaala, a resident in Kaliro town, more than 40 people have so far sold off their land and cows to deliver money to the Pastor who offers them assurance that he has secured there plots of land in heaven.
“The assurance is such that if they die, they will find such land in heaven and will never struggle to get to paradise.”
The Pastor has also started a campaign where a group of his followers were asked to pay Ugx 50,000 each before being taken to the garden of Eden which is situated in Nakaseke District.
“Thirty people are supposed to go in a phase that takes up to three months. Many women who go leave families, especially children behind and in return work in what they call the Holy Garden.”
Well as the district authorities and security in Kaliro have been informed about the actions of the Pastor, no one has investigated the activities of the “Man of God” and his objective.
Currently, more than 80 people from 40 families remain homeless after all land and property they owned was taken over by Pastor Fred Isanga.
Asked to comment about the matter, Pastor Isanga declined saying he needed to consult with church elders.
The Universal Apostles’ Fellowship Church of Righteousness was founded by Noah Kalange and Micros Mafabi in 1963 at Kirama village, Nawaikoke sub-county, Kaliro district. Kalange passed away in the late 90s, leaving the Church leadership under the stewardship of Mafabi.
The Church has since expanded to a total of 2,000 churches throughout the different parts of the country. In 2020 Pastor Micros Mafabi the remaining founder of the church reclaimed powers of administration for the church from Pastor Fred Isanga citing gross human rights violations.
However, Mafabi could not execute the duties, asked and Isanga reassumed stewardship of the church and its followers.
It is not the first time Pastors claim to have connections with God, Heaven and Jesus Christ.
In 2019, a man in Luwero District claimed to be Jesus Christ and that he was the way, the truth and the life. He claimed, all those who needed to go to Heaven to see God needed to go through him.
He was later arrested and taken to court for prosecution.