Reverend Emmanuel Chikoya appointed new CCZ General Secretary

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The Resident Canon of Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral in Lusaka Reverend Canon Emmanuel Yona Chikoya has been appointed as the new General Secretary of the Council of Churches in Zambia.

The Council is the oldest ecumenical body in the country, dating back to the colonial period.

Reverend Chikoya will be the first Anglican to serve as General Secretary.

Reverend Chikoya said he was humbled and honoured by the appointment: “I was simply awestruck when I got the news that I have been picked as the next CCZ General Secretary given the calibre of the other applicants and my humble background. It is with a sombre reflection that I undertake this assignment trusting the God of small beginnings, the God who turns zeros into heroes” he said.

Rev Emmanuel Chikoya
Rev Emmanuel Chikoya

“In a sense, I feel like Gideon and David in the Bible. I am a boy from Kanyama who is simply overwhelmed by God’s gracious deeds in his life and in God I will trust for this noble assignment. My prayer and hope with the support of fellow Anglicans and the wider Church is that I will be a high impact flag carrier. I wish to promote unity in the context of ecumenism.”

Reverend Chikoya was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 in the Diocese of Lusaka and did his curacy at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

He was then seconded to the Council of Churches in Zambia in 2004 where he served as the Ecumenical Chaplain until 2006.

During this time, he also served as University Chaplain at the University of Zambia and provided pastoral care to CCZ staff.

He was the lead person for CCZ in organising national ecumenical prayers.

He held the position of Diocesan Synod Secretary from 2007 to 2009.

He has also served as Parish Priest for a high density area made up of three congregations and has additionally served as the Diocesan Training Chaplain.

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    Congratulations Fr. It is clear that God has a mission for you to unite all Zambians and all Christians. Your background says a lot about what God is doing in your life & what the Almighty wants to do. The Devil is hard at work trying to disunite Zambia & has planted agents in the Church to help him do this. But the Lord is always ahead & like Gideon & David the Lord shall use you to protect & prosper His people. How my heart is overjoyed when the Lord appoints a God fearing person in a position of responsibility! God is indeed promoting the humble in this country!God Bless Zambia!

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      Finally the woman of gold has gone but this man looks like a cadre to me. The question though is cadre to who? is it A): Cartel B): prisons C): power

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      Another point Fr, is that you will experience lots of attacks in this position but always remember what God has called you to do & that’s to establish His Kingdom here on earth. God has already called this country to occupy a special place in His mission as a Christian Nation. We are the 2nd Jerusalem & this has unsettled powers of darkness because the 2nd Jerusalem is sustained by the Love & Power of God & not by merely observing rules & traditions. Don’t be distracted by confusion the Devil is trying to plant in the Church & the country’s governance. God’s plan for the world through Zambia is on course. Soon many people will marvel at the Work God is doing in Zambia & will want to be like Zambia. God Bless Zambia!

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      Even if he meets Edgar, there can’t be any influence. Soon he be sent as ambassador like Rev. Matare, that woman!
      Sticky to Catholic priests!!

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      Fr Chikoya, congratulations. Remember who you are taking over from. We will not judge you by her standards but we expect you to raise the bar even higher.
      People like Pukuta Mwanza will come into our minds when we see new people.
      We pray that you will help heal this perception.
      The country is teetering under a heavy burden and God’s children are scattered. We are at an hour when we need men and women who will gather God’s harvest.

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      As for Pukuta Mwanza, God-frida, Joshua Banda and almost all Pastor’s from the East it’s simply “UMODZI KUMAWA” or Mukwasu.

      They are the worst at tribalism and would never ever acknowledge.

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      A useless organisation and all the holders since 1991 have politicised the CCZ.

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    The CV is not impressive i thought he had a Ph.d in theology but it seems he just takes advantage of his tribe with PF connection. What a shame and how do such provide checks and balances to PF lead Govt.?

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    What has happened two Suzanne Matale? It takes 7 years to train a Catholic Priest, since Anglicans are almost like Catholics I guess he spent a minimum of that period in training. It’s more than a first degree. It’s not like some churches where you can become a pastor just by attending Bible study

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    “I wish to promote unity in the context of ecumenism”.
    That is the man we desire in God’s church. You have my support and my blessings Reverend Canon Chikoya. Not that tele-snore mpundu and other evil minded reverends and bishops.

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      Hold your praise! Wait until he says something perceived to be against your “god” Lungu and you will be throwing stones at him?

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    As for Pukuta Mwanza, God-frida, Joshua Banda and almost all Pastor’s from the East it’s simply “UMODZI KUMAWA” or Mukwasu.

    They are the worst at tribalism and would never ever acknowledge.

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    Fr. Chikoya’s Credentials as a Minister of the Word transcends anything a PhD would bring. I remember when I worked with him on Mining Justice issues, travelling through the provinces of Zambia. The man I saw was a simple man whose heart was that of a faithful steward. While many who aspired ministry looked at what they can get, this man of God looked for what he can give. Fr. Chikoya (as I want to always remember him) was faithful in the smallest of things that are easy to just overlook. A man who told the truth as it was. At times, he said it in a manner that took a little while to sink in but when it finally did, the hearer would shudder at own stupidity! I am so proud of the committee that decided to appoint Fr. Chikoya as the next flag-bearer of the Council of Churches in Zambia…

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      He has a good pension from the London church. One of the richest in the world. Once you are a priest, you can never suffer.

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