James Bukomeko was born on 1st November, 1968 in Luwero and he is the youngest of twelve children. His parents were the late Yonasani Kijjo and Maama Alice Janet Nabyonga Kijjo.
He got saved at the age of 21 and was ordained in 1994 and priested in 1996. He served in various capacities in Namirembe Diocese including being a Parish Priest in various parishes.
His calling started in teaching the Sunday school children in November 1979 after his confirmation. He started his ministry while in secondary school. He joined Madudu church choir in 1980. Later on he served in this church as a catechist from 1981 to 1983.
Stephen Kaziimba got married to Margaret Naggayi Bulya on 7th January who was far away serious with the lord. They are blessed with four boys: Kisakye Moses Mugalu, Muwanguzi Peter Kyeswa, Musasizi Enoch Kaziimba, and Kwagala Joseph Kaziimba. Because of their humble background, Stephen and Margaret heard a call to mentor other less privileged children making a family of 20.
1st January 1984, Stephen made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as his savior and lord. His thirst and vacuum for a father was quenched when he was introduced to God the father and to a big family of God’s children (John 1:12). His hope was revived and since then, his zeal is to make Christ known by word and example. He always says “God has raised me from a Hut to a state house, From Nowhere to somewhere, From Nobody to Somebody, from Grass to grace, and from shame to fame for the Gospel”.
He was trained as a Lay-Leader at Baskerville Theological College Ngogwe in 1985 and posted to Lugazi St. Peter’s Church.
1988 – 1990 trained at Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary (Provincial Certificate), and ordained in December 1990 by Bishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo. He served as Assistant Vicar at Nakibizzi Parish in 1990 – 1994.
In 1994 – 1996, he completed his Diploma in Theology at Bishop Tucker College, and posted to Katente Parish as Parish Priest (1997 – 2000).
In 1999, he was then transferred to Mukono Cathedral as Vicar in 2000 – 2001. And here he was made Acting Provost of Mukono Cathedral by Bishop Michael Ssenyimba after his Provost Canon Matovu had been made Bishop of Central Buganda Diocese.
In July 2002 to 2003, he completed his Master’s Degree in theology (ThM) at western theology seminary, USA. In 2004 he was confirmed as the provost of St. Philip and Andrew‘s Cathedral.
2004-2007, Stephen pursued his Doctorate of Ministry at Western Seminary USA, and also made a Canon in 2007 by Bishop Elia Paul Luzinda Kizito.
He became the 4th Bishop of Mityana Diocese on 26th October 2008 replacing Bishop Dr. Dunstan Kopriano Bukenya
Ndejje University: Chairperson Consortium and Board of trustees
Words of Hope Uganda Radio Ministries: Board chairman
Patron Mission for All Uganda (MIFA)
Board Member Off-Tu-Mission (2001 to date)
Board Chairman Namutamba PTC
Board Member IRCU
“Since he has known Christ, he wants Him to be known by word and example in the power of the Holy Spirit”