Southern Congo Episcopal Area

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Bishop Kasap Owan is leader of The United Methodist Church’s South Congo Episcopal Area.

Bishop grapples with great needs and growth

By Heather Hahn
Aug. 4, 2017 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS)

Bishop Kasap Owan leads a growing part of The United Methodist Church, but with that growth comes great challenges.

Kasap, one of three new Congolese bishops elected in March, leads the South Congo Episcopal Area — which straddles his native Democratic Republic of Congo and its southern neighbor Zambia.

He just finished presiding over four annual conference sessions in Congo back to back and has yet another annual conference planned in Zambia later in August. Read More >


This pastor received a bicycle and Bible from Bikes & Bibles in 2014.

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