By Maria Immaculate Owechi
Pastor Chris Komagum and his Scottish wife Heather Komagum returned from Canada to celebrate their 25th anniversary yesterday.
The couple are the former Pastoral team leaders at Watoto Church, Kampala before they went to Canada in 2014 to pastor Calvary Worship Centre Church in Surrey.
The founder of Watoto Church, Pastor Gary Skinner organised a church service for the Komagums. The ceremony was officiated by the retired Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, with the assistance of Pastor Simon Peter Emiau, the leader of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) in Uganda.
By 5pm, the invited guests started arriving smartly dressed in formal black with a touch silver as written on the invitation card.
At 5:30pm, the ceremony started with groomsmen with their wives walking to the aisle.
The wives wore silver ballroom sleeves dresses of different designs, some adding a touch of black lace to be unique while the men wore black suits and bowties
Among the entourage, were Pastor Mark and Maureen Kigozi of Real Life Church, Kampala who recently celebrated their 20th anniversary in May, this year.
They were followed by a flower girl in a lovely grey dress who ushered the couple in.
The groom with his best man stood out in two-piece grey square suits with vintage white and grey ties.
His wife looked lovely in a boat-shaped silver glittered ballroom gown with a small tiara. Her matron went for a plain silver dress with an embellishment on the front of the waist.
The purple bouquets they carried with her matron added a pop of coloUr to the occasion.
Pastor Komagum passionately recited his vows to his wife which excited the congregation.
Generally, the exchanging of vows was an emotional moment for some members of the congregation who could be spotted shedding tears of joy.
During the sermon, the retired Archbishop thanked the couple for making God the center of their marriage which has enabled them achieve this milestone.
He encouraged the married couples to continue meditating on the book of 1 Corinthians 13:4-12 in the Bible which teaches about godly pillars of love that can strengthen a relationship.
After the service, the couple ushered their guests at a fun-filled party at Hotel Africana.
White, grey and a touch of purple were the theme colors of the reception.
The chairs and tables were in white cloths including the bouquet of flowers while the dinner set items were silver in color.
The white cake looked elegant from the grey glitter and lace designs around the first three tiers and the base tier crowned it all with a white floral design.
The groom’s champagne glass was well decorated with an illustration of a black coat suit and bowtie with a white shirt.
For the bride, it was a lovely white fabric with grey designed crystals.
The couple got married in 1994 and together have pastored from Watoto Church and Child Care Ministries before moving to Canada to start other ministries like Missions Global Church Network (Canada), and Global Family Church (Uganda).
Last year in November, Heather Komagum released a book that shares about how a cross-cultural marriage can work and particularly when based upon a close relationship with Jesus Christ.
They have two adopted children in the marriage.