The Rev. Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda, 49, was elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church Aug. 28 during sessions of the Zaire Central Conference held in Wembo-Nyama, and was assigned to supervise the North Shaba Area.
Since 1992, Ntambo has been senior director at Kamina-Ville (Zaire) United Methodist Church. He is credited with starting 157 churches in the Bukama and Lubudi region of Zaire and two churches in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ntambo has been an elementary school teacher, pastor, Christian education director, district superintendent and secretary to the bishop.
A governing board member of the church's New York-based Board of Global Ministries, Ntambo was an interpreter at the church's 1992 General Conference in Louisville, Ky.
A Christian since childhood, Ntanda attended seminary in Mulumgwishi and earned his divinity degree from Nairobi (Kenya) International School of Theology.
The new bishop and his wife Nshimba Nkulu have three sons and five daughters.
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