Pastor Ezechiel Kabanga

The Story of Ezechiel Kabanga

In Church planting, Evangelism, Story by Todd Churchill

Ezechiel Kabanga had grown up in the Katanga Province and was working in Sakania (a city near Lubumbashi) mining cobalt, magnesium, copper and coal. Suddenly, in 1993, he was ordered to leave. Kabanga told us that many Baluba were beaten, others burned alive, and some even buried in latrine holes before they could leave. They were stuffed in train cars where many died of suffocation and starvation, especially women and children. Eventually, after a long journey, they arrived in Mbuji-Mayi. Kabanga and his family were among the survivors. Being a devout Christian, he began to evangelize and plant churches throughout the interior of the province. Today Pastor Kabanga serves as the Academic Secretary of the Mbuji-Mayi Bible School. He is also the Assemblies of God Provincial Superintendent for the entire Kasaï-Oriental Province!