Livingstonia Synod’s Reverend Peter Mhlanga, who until two weeks ago was ministering at Thunduwike congregation under Jambo Presbytery in Mzimba, has joined the Redeemed Presbytery Church (RPC).
RPC, led by the Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango, is a breakaway church from the Livingstonia Synod of the Church to Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP)
Mhlanga, who was introduced on Sunday, confirmed that he has indeed moved to RPC to help Reverend Mhango.
Said Mhlanga: “My moving is mainly because I noticed that RPC has a lot of work and I wanted to help my friend Reverend Mhango to deal with that work. This is a calling just like I was called to serve the Livingstonia Synod. The same God has also called me to serve under RPC.”
In his remarks, Mhango said he felt encouraged by the development because he believes that he is called by God to serve Him in a special way.
He said: “It’s just the grace of God. I feel that there is a task that God wants me to fulfil. That is why it is not right for me to blame anyone. God can use any situation to make things happen differently. I feel called in a special way and these developments are a huge encouragement to my life.”
Livingstonia Synod general secretary Reverend Levi Nyondo said Mhlanga has just exercised his right and the synod would not in any way force him to do what he does not want to do.
Said Nyondo: “We don’t control pastors. They are free to go wherever they want, but if he decides to join a church like that of Mhango then obviously we are going to excommunicate him from Livingstonia Synod.”
A few weeks ago, Mhango unveiled the RPC at its Kanengo Congregation after cutting ties with Livingstonia Synod following his refusal to take up a post in Euthini. n