By Esther Bridget Nakalya
Pastors Robert and Jessica Kayanja of Miracle Centre Cathedral in Rubaga, Kampala, have been married for 30 years. During their 25th marriage anniversary, the couple took time to share some of the secrets behind their successful union.
“We are still running the race, fighting the good fight, looking forward to completion. Thank you for being the priest of my house and of the house of God,” Jessica told her husband.
This pointed to pastor Kayanja’s role as a leader with the ability to take on his God-given responsibilities in the church and his home. However, how do men and women of God find time to balance these responsibilities? We spoke to some ministers who give an insight into what it takes to have a successful marriage while also serving God.
Pastor Isaac and Rayhab Macharia
“We met 14 years ago during a Bible and Theology course. We have been married for 11 years and are blessed with three children,” the couple share.
The Macharias are pastors at Trinity Chapel, Kampala. According to Rayhab, during their many interactions while pursuing the above course, she discovered that Isaac was a God-fearing man. This, she says, was aligned with her childhood desire to serve God. She also loved the fact that he was handsome and had a good sense of humor.
In Rayhab, Isaac saw three virtues that made him fall in love with her. These were Christ, character and chemistry. Rayhab was also a worship leader, something that stood out for him.
The pastors from Nairobi emphasise the need to create time for each other even with the demands that ministry comes with.
“We make sure that whichever church activity we engage in, we do it as a team. This way, we get to spend as much time together as possible,” the couple say.
The couple also ensure that they go out on dates or take time off to travel away from the responsibilities of the church. Click to read more…