Politician Moses Kunkuyu, who was the first to be appointed Cabinet minister in the past regime of president Joyce Banda, was on Sunday inducted as session clerk for Manase congregation of the Blantyre City Presbytery of the CCAP Blantyre Synod.
When asked how he is going to reconcile politics and church leadership, Kunkuyu, who recently formed a political pressure group called Transformation Alliance, said it was a matter of planning how to manage the two.
“I know how challenging it will be, but it’s a matter of planning and commitment. We cannot do politics in the church and the church cannot be dragged into politics.
“We will be guided by the Holy Spirit when discharging our duties as leaders of the church because members have high expectations from us. We will consult the Bible says on particular controversial issues and apply what the scriptures dictate,” said Kunkuyu.
He said, among other things, as session clerk, he plans to make the church self-reliant by embracing the spirit of giving and embark on massive evangelism in Manase area.
Moderator for the congregation, Reverend Chimwemwe Mitengo, advised the new committee to work “as if God was coming today”.
“We know people will talk, but listen to what God is saying to you. Be courageous and strong, set your goals and achieve them. The whole congregation is awaiting your commitment,” said Mitengo.
Kunkuyu is not entirely new in the church leadership, after serving as church elder in 2013. n