David and Goretti Waako

Pastor David Waako of Peniel Ministries in Kaliro, Uganda, will be preaching at Hope United Methodist Church, 566 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY 12180 at 10:30 am on Sunday, May 16!


We rejoice to welcome Pastor David Waako back to Hope! He is an anointed preacher of the Word and a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Whenever David comes, we find ourselves blessed, challenged, and equipped for the work of ministry.


Pastor Dave Martin met Pastor David Waako and his wife, Goretti, in Kitale, Kenya about 15 years ago. Pastor Waako had been invited to address a large gathering of East African pastors and church leaders on the important topic of integrity in church leadership.


David was educated in the United States, and has deep fellowship ties with many believers in the Capital Region; notably, Pastor Jay Francis and International Accelerated Missions , headquartered in Berne, NY.  In the 1980s he felt led to return to Uganda and found Peniel Ministries. Peniel has a four-fold mission:

  • Direct Evangelism

  • Children and Youth Outreach

  • Medical Outreach

  • Community Development Projects


The churches and ministries of Peniel have been hard hit by government lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic. But they continue to proclaim the Word of God, make disciples, care for orphans, educate children, and provide sustainable economic opportunities for the communities they serve.


Pastor Dave and Judy have been recurring monthly supporters of Pastor David and Peniel Ministries for many years. It’s a wonderful way to be part of what Jesus is doing in Uganda! Even a small monthly gift makes a huge difference over the long-haul! If you would like to become a monthly supporter of the ministry, this link will take you directly to David’s International Accelerated Missions support page: https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2?giftid=7FFCCC51F61E4DF . Checks may be written to “International Accelerated Missions” with “David Waako, Uganda missions” in the memo. If you’d like to write to Pastor David, his email is djmwaako57@gmail.com.