It is on a sad note that the Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese, Bishop Magezi Benon is dead. This has been confirmed by The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda.
In his message, The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba regretted to announce the untimely death of the Rt. Rev. Benon Magezi, Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese. Bishop Benon Magezi is dead and it happened on the 15th June after a short illness, and burial arrangements are still pending.
Bishop Benon Magezi was consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 8th January 2017 at Emmanuel Cathedral, Kinyasano, Rukungiri. He had recently launched a major fundraising campaign to expand the Cathedral and the church’s ministry in the Diocese.
Bishop Benon Magezi grew up in a Christian home and attended church regularly with his family. During a Mission Sunday at his local church in 1981, he received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour and was born again.
The following year he left teaching and began full-time ministry as a parish youth worker. Prior to his election as Bishop, he served as Diocesan Treasurer of North Kigezi Diocese, and in many parishes. He was ordained a deacon in December 1991 and a priest the following year.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Benon Magezi Education
He earned a Bachelor of Divinity from the Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology at Uganda Christian University, Mukono, in 2009. Having earned both a Certificate and Diploma in Theology from Bishop Barham Theological College in 1990 and 1998, respectively.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Benon Magezi Family and Wife
He is survived by his wife, Gladys and the two have five children.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.” (Ps 116.15)