UNITED CHURCH HOUSE – LUSAKA: 10/11/2022 –The United Church of Zambia General Secretary,Reverend Chipasha Musaba has paid a glowing tribute to the the late Rev.Joel Chisanga and the spouse for their contribution as missionaries under the Lesotho Evangelical Church.
Reverend Musaba said the late Rev Joel Chisanga and Mrs.Nancy Chisanga made significant contribution as tutors in Theology and homecraft , respectively at Morija Theological Seminary under the Lesotho Evangelical Church from 1992 to 1996.
“Your father served in the position of senior lecturer whereas your mother taught the spouses of the Evangelists Homecraft ,” He said.
The General Secretary was speaking Monday, at Synod Headquarters in Lusaka when he presented an award of recognition to the Chisanga family in honour of Missionary Service of the late Reverend and Mrs.Chisanga .
Rev.Hellen Chisanga , one of the daughter’s to the late , received the award on behalf of the of other family members .
And speaking on behalf of the family,son to the late Rev.Joel Chisanga , Joel Chisanga Junior, thanked the General Secretary for recognising the contributions of the Rev.Chisanga.
” It gives us great pleasure to be part of this event,atleast we know that his services were not in vain,”he said
The late Rev.Joel Chisanga was among the first cohort of students to be trained for ordained Ministry in 1949 at Kashinda Bible College.
He served in the Church as first African principle of the United Church of Zambia Ministerial training College from 1966 upto 1980, when he was elected General Secretary of the UCZ ,the position he served upto 1988.
He retired from active Ministry in 1990 and died on 17th September, 2009 in Chililabombwe ,Copperbelt Province.