‘Bona Fide Rock Star’: Archbishop of York’s Controversial Evangelical Preacher Brother

Amy Fallon, Telegraph (London), July 26, 2012

“Pastor Robert is preaching today,” said a woman at the entrance to the 10,500-seat auditorium, where his flock must pass through airport-style security, complete with metal detectors and armed police.

The buzz is for Robert Kayanja, the younger brother of the second most senior figure in the Anglican Church, John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York.

Back in his native Uganda, Mr Kayanja has become one of the richest and most famous evangelical preachers.

Robert Kayanja

But while Archbishop Sentamu preaches in the stately calm of York Minster, his brother’s performances have a rather different flavour.

Mr Kayanja claims to be able to work miracles; indeed he describes himself as a “miracle baby” who would have died at birth along with his mother but for God’s intercession.

At his church in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, he has the delirious audience in the palm of his hand.

“Say it’s gonna happen: in my clan, in my family, in my village, I’ll be the richest!”, he boomed. “In my community, in the name of Jesus, you are about to own estates!”

“You are about to own land! You are about to be the chief in the corporation! You are about to be on the top. Remember this: you are the head and not the tail!”

While Archbishop Sentamu frequently denounces consumerism in Britain, back in Uganda, his brother glorifies the quest for riches.

“Someone say ‘I am on a mission today, in the name of Jesus. I will dominate my field! I will be the smartest. I’ll be the most intelligent, I’ll prosper! I’ll be the most wise. I am rich! I am wise! I am the head! Hallelujah!” continued Mr Kayanja. “Oh lift up your hands and clap your hands to Jesus, my God. Wooh!”

Again and again, Mr Kayanja urged his flock in one of the world’s poorest countries to dig deep and donate to his church. “Just to let you know,” he announced, “we need 100,000 Euros (£80,000) to buy dishes and equipment for the satellite”.

The idea was to launch a satellite TV channel to spread the word, a project Mr Kayanja hailed as “exciting, incredible, marvellous and supersonic”.

Anyone who donates will be rewarded, promised Mr Kayanja. “You might not have been born rich but you can be born again rich IN CHRIST ALONE,” he recently told his followers on Twitter.

As well as the largest church auditorium in East Africa where Mr Kayanja controls two children’s homes and a primary school, along with a Bible college and the Miracle TV station.

He has published more than 20 books, including “Purpose”, which boasts of his prowess at miracles. “The most amazing miracles have been witnessed with the blind, deaf, dumb, lame, lunatic (and) people with hunchbacks” all being healed by the “power of God”, reads the book.

James Onen, a local radio presenter, described Mr Kayanja as a “bona fide rock star of evangelical Christianity in Uganda”.

Other pastors have been known to urge followers with Aids to abandon antiretroviral drugs and rely on prayer. “To his credit, Robert Kayanja is actually critical of pastors who tell their followers to stop taking ARVs and pray instead,” said Mr Onen.

But the Archbishop’s brother is unabashed about his supposed miracle-working. “He himself is known to frequently engage in miracle crusades, where purportedly many people are miraculously healed,” added Mr Onen.

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  • He is certainly going to make someone prosperous:

    Himself.

    • Oil Can Harry

      That’s what I think whenever I see these phony self-help gurus like Tony Robbins. These guys became rich and famous by getting gullible schmucks to buy their books. 

      • The__Bobster

        And burn their feet:

        http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/us/nearly-two-dozen-injured-at-tony-robbins-seminar.html

        SAN JOSE, Calif. — Madina Kaderi, 18, who walked over burning coals and suffered blisters during a Tony Robbins seminar here, returned to the San Jose Convention Center on Sunday for the fourth and final day of motivational talks.
         
        She called the fire walk a positive experience and blamed herself for her injury. “I got scared,” she said. And with her Vans now safely on her feet, she added, “I’m glad I felt the pain.”

      • The biggest religious fraud apart from the moslem imbeciles are white christian protestant evangelical scumbags! These low IQ oafs are only in the religious business for the $$$ to fool the masses. I also despise the evangelical/ christian missionary  retards who come to Israel on the pretext of converting us Jews into their cult. These people are pathetic excuses for humans. They tend to share the white conservative ethos but still choose to travel and live in non white lands. I have seen tons of these scumbags in Thailand & Japan too on a vain mission to convert the Buddhists. Of course, the fact is most Asians give these dolts the finger – its fun to watch!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8LMIH9nbro 

  • Oil Can Harry

    The dude doesn’t even have an original hustle: the US is filled with Protestant Elmer Gantry-types preaching their phony “prosperity gospel”.

    • Marcus Trajanus

       Like the infamous fraud Peter Popoff. Have you seen his infomercials? He seems to prey mostly on negroes, too. They must be specially gullible and particularly susceptible to the message that they will be rich if they perform the magic rituals and send some money Popoff’s way.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    I saw a film a few years ago (can’t remember the name of it) which had US actor Steve Martin playing an evangelical preacher/con-man. Robert Kayanja is of the same mold.
    His erstwhile brother, Ugandan born Dr. John Sentamu, was once described by a Daily Mail columnist  (I think it was Peter Hitchins) as “a child of the empire”, who would, apparently, heal racial rifts by becoming Archbishop of my native Church.
    If Sentamu ever becomes Archbishop of Canterbury, I will quit the Anglican communion and become..er..a “private Christian”. Lefty Rowan Williams has been bad enough, so relacing a white lefty with a black lefty is a poke in the eye of gargantuan proportion! Nuff said.

    • Marcus Trajanus

       I have no doubt he will become Head Witchdoctor of Britain some day. Does he have another brother? Maybe that one could become Pope.

    • Marcus Trajanus

       “Leap of Faith” I believe it’s called.

  • jeffaral

    I don’t know what religion is more primitive or crazier: Christianity or Islam?

  • IstvanIN

    Reverend Ike lives!

    • MekongDelta69

      I just saw your comment after I posted mine. Good! At least one person remembers ‘Rev.’ Prayer Cloth!

  • Church_of_Jed

    Afrovoodoo Sentamu will be the next HNIC Archbishop of Canterbury.Whites have gone crazy for the “transformational Diversity leadership that helps break our addiction to racist unearned White privilege and begins the lifelong process racial reconciliation, spiritual healing, and Christian social formation”.

    When you walk into Westminster Cathedral, look up and see a MLK above you in the supreme place of importance- you can’t enter God’s Holy House unless your first pay homage to voodoo.

    What can you say about Whites who WANT to put themselves under N’gro Rule?  For one, they don’t live near many blacks.

    How soon before the Southern Baptists start openly regretting their HNIC Luter (looter, you’ll see)?

  • MekongDelta69

    Does anybody remember ‘Rev.’ Ike and his prayer cloths he would sell on Local TV (Way before Cable)?!

    $5 would get you a ‘regular’ prayer cloth and you’d become rich in ‘x’ days.
    $10 would get you a ‘special’ prayer cloth and in addition to becoming rich in ‘x’ days, all your ailments would disappear too.
    There was one above the ‘special’ grade, but I don’t remember how much it was or what you ‘would get’ for it, but from the above story, I think I have a pretty good idea what it would have been.

    “Oh Lawdy, he dun heeled me. Praze da Lawd.”

    Blacks never change. They can live in a mud hut with straw or a blinged out mansion, but they NEVER change.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Exactly.  They can take the sublime teachings of Christ, organized into an ontologically consistent theological system, and turn it into hocus-pocus witch-doctory.

    • The__Bobster

      There was one above the ‘special’ grade, but I don’t remember how much it was or what you ‘would get’ for it, but from the above story, I think I have a pretty good idea what it would have been.
      ________

      Oh, the $25 cloth. Why, that one would make you White.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Indeed.  The ability of the great apes to mimic is well documented.  Assuming this beast is possessed of a soul he will certainly find himself in the fires of perdition along with the purveyors of the “name-it-and-claim-it” word of faith, “positive confession” false doctrines.

    As for his brother, the “Archbishop,” please see above.

  • jeffaral

    Can you tell me one who isn’t a charlatan?  Maybe Archbishop Desmond Tutu? Or Glen Beck, who thinks that Marching Looting King is the greatest American ever?   Or might that be the great MLK himself?  Or maybe the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention??!!!    Hard to find one who isn’t a charlatan, I guess……

  • The__Verdict__of__History

    The ministry is still a promising business….

    It is beginning to look more and more like MASS FRAUD every day.

    Frankly.

  • jeffaral

    The less criminal, highest IQ societies of the planet are China, Korea and Japan.   Neither of them are Christian.  Just compare their high-achieving peoples with the  high criminality of the American Bible Belt’s failing communities!    BTW Christianity originates in the Midle East, like Islam!

    • The__Bobster

      John, is that you?

    • Well said Jeffrall! The historical Jesus Christ was a dark complexioned brown skinned brown eyed middle eastern man of semitic Mizrahi origin ( i.e. a NON white/ NON Askhenaz Khazarian Jew).

      Christianity is a product of the west Asiatic ( NON European) middle east. Christianity is just about as alien as Islam to the white European race worldwide. Just because you culturally package an ancient non-white faith, does NOT make it yours! Jesus was a non white!  

      http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/forensics/1282186

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    Voodoo by any other name is still voodoo.

     

  • Epiminondas

    Someone should challenge him to start handling rattlesnakes and “prove” his faith.  With any luck, his faith would be shown to be insufficient.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    Kayanja started his “Church” at the age if 22; the structure of this church was a papyrus reed hut, and the congregation consited of just one member.
    Neither Wiki nor Kayanjas website mention any formal education, so I think it is safe to assume that he has none; after all, if he did have a theological degree, would it not be in his own interests to mention the fact?
    Kayanja appears to be nothing more than a charismatic charlatan.