Werku’s Prayer: A Story From Ethiopia, Part 6


Pastor Werku Golle has been serving Jesus for a long time and has a huge heart for Ethiopians to meet Christ and see churches planted in Ethiopia.

Mars Hill has featured him in a handful of videos and stories, so we thought we’d give a little background on our friend. He was born in Dilla, Ethiopia, where he received his elementary and high school education. His theological education was attained at multiple training centers in South Korea, England, and Israel. He has been the director of Evangelism Ministries development program at Gedeo Zone Kale Heywot Church for the past 36 years.

For over 13 years, Pastor Werku has been the founder and director of the Kale Heywot Church Ministry Training College. This college in Dilla is a national ministry training college for all Kale Heywot Churches Ethiopia.

There are 13.5 million Evangelical Christians in Ethiopia, and Pastor Werku is one of the men leading the charge to plant churches and teach people about Jesus. He preaches from the Bible, baptizes people, loves Jesus, and is complementarian in his theology.

Not unlike Paul, he was imprisoned for his faith for over 13 months during the former communist regime. His love for Jesus and the people of Ethiopia did not waver and he has continued to plant churches in the deepest parts of his country.

Pastor Werku has been married to his lovely bride, Hallelujah, for 37 years. They have eight children: three sons and five daughters.

We look forward to seeing how God continues to use this great man of God in the coming years.

This post is republished material from Mars Hill Church for teaching and archive purposes only.