11 South Sudanese Churches you can pray for

You may not have any desire to come to South Sudan and its borderlands.

But that doesn’t mean you cannot pray.

You can pray for these churches and pastors from your prayer closet in America.

But be warned:  these strategic leaders and churches may capture your heart and you’ll find yourself on an airplane bound for Africa.

You were warned.



How your church can pray for a South Sudanese Church

Pastor Ding Lual
Pastor Ding Lual

1. Kakuma 1 Baptist Church

Kakuma is a large refugee camp set in northwest Kenya’s desert region. Pastor Ding Lual leads this Nuer tribe congregation. Many of the Baptist Convention’s present leaders came from this camp and church.

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Pastor Thomas Tut

2. Kakuma 4 Baptist Church

This church plant, led by Pastor Thomas Tut, is also a Nuer congregation. The church family at Kakuma 4 have seen the horrors of civil war.


Pastor Mark
Pastor Mark


3. Pastor Mark Mwagmi leads a Madi people group congregation in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State.

Borehole at Ulua 2 Camp
Borehole at Ulua 2 Camp






4. Ulua II Refugee Camp Adjumani, Uganda

This refugee camp, comprised of 3000 Dinka Bor, is ripe for planting a Baptist church. Two boreholes, drilled through Baptist Global Response, have opened doors of opportunity to share the Gospel and start a church.

Pastor Matthew Dohl and his wife Sara.
Pastor Matthew Dohl and his wife Sara.

5. Umoja Baptist Church   Nairobi, Kenya

This church in Kenya’s capital is comprised of many refugees and has a missions outlook. Matthew Dohl and his wife Sara are from South Sudan but currently live in Nairobi.

Pastor Joseph Anyovi, his wife Jessica, and Desire Grace.
Pastor Joseph Anyovi, his wife Jessica, and Desire Grace.


6. Openzi Baptist Church Adjumani, Uganda

This Madi Tribe church in Adjumani, Uganda is taking seriously Jesus’ mandate to reach Jerusalem and Judea. Pastor Joseph Anyovi and his wife Jessica lead this growing church.

Pastor David Dok of Nyumazi 1 Baptist.
Pastor David Dok of Nyumazi 1 Baptist.

7. Nyumazi 1 Baptist Church Uganda

Pastor David Dok leads this Baptist church set among over 20,000 refugees. His work hasn’t been easy and there are many ways a church could partner with David and his small (for now) church.


Boroli Camp Church Leaders

8. Boroli Baptist Church   Adjumani Refugee Camp  

This Ugandan camp is made up of refugees speaking over twenty languages. Pastors Mario and Augustin have planted a growing Baptist church in this camp of 7000.

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9. Doro Camp  South Sudan

This camp is strategically placed in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. Baptist church planter Joshua Abrahim (Photo) is working hard with refugees from the region which includes Sudan Arabic tribes.

Pastor Tolbert with his son.
Pastor Tolbert with his son.


10. Faith Baptist Nimule, South Sudan

Located on South Sudan’s border with Uganda, Nimule is a strategic town for Gospel seed sowing. Faith Baptist, pastored by Pastor Tolbert, is a Madi congregation mixed with refugees from the Murle group and more.


Pastor John Monchoyl with Curt Iles
Pastor John Monchoyl with Curt Iles

11. Upper Nile State, South Sudan

Dinka pastor John Monchoyl is bravely planting and growing churches in this unstable region. A praying church would be a great encouragement to John and the others working with him.


To learn more about these churches:

Chadan Engagement Cluster /www.creekbank.net

Curt Iles   curt@creekbank.net/+256753 272 656

DeDe Iles dede_iles@hotmail.com/+256759669 710

JD Hull   jdhafrica@gmail.com jdhblog.net

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