Capital City Baptist Church (CCBC) in Lilongwe will for the first time have a Malawian as its Senior Pastor.
The diverse congregation with members from over 40 nationalities will install Sandress Elias Mung’ondi Msiska as its new Senior Pastor on Sunday 24th June 2012 at 2pm.
According to a statement made available to Nyasa Times, this is the milestone in the life of CCBC since the establishment of the church in 1983. Since then senior pastors have been appointed from outside Malawi.
The church decided in March 2012 through a vote to call Msiska as senior pastor following a 15-month search for a senior pastor.
The statement signed by the Chairperson of the Pastors Search Committee Elder Hestern Banda, it was God’s time that CCBC gets senior leadership from within Malawi.
The release explained that the Msiska family moved from Falls Baptist Church to Capital City Baptist Church in 1999.
“In 2001 Sandress was invited to serve as one of the elders of the church. On February 24th, 2008 Capital City Baptist Church and Baptist Convention of Malawi (BACOMA) ordained him as pastor at large and on October 11, 2009, CCBC voted to have Sandress serve as its associate pastor under the leadership of Pastor Henry Joseph the Third.”
Sandress (55) graduated from University of Malawi with a Bachelor of Education in 1986 and earned an MA in Christian Education in 1999 from the Nairobi Graduate school of Theology in Kenya.
Among others, Sandress Msiska served as General Secretary for SCOM for ten years from up to 2002. Before becoming Senior Pastor, he was serving as Country Director of World Relief.
He married Tomaida on 1st September 1990 and the Lord has since blessed them with three children: Samuel, Uchindami and Talumba.