Who We Are

In the year 2012, the Baptists celebrated fifty years of existence in Uganda. The first Baptist missionary came from the Congo in 1962 running away from troubles there. The following year Southern Baptist Missionaries entered Uganda from the Eastern side of the country. These two missionary schools planted Churches and if they had any plan in what they were doing, it was best known to them. The nationals had no idea and were not involved in determining the direction of the work.

In 1977, President Idi Amin forced the churches by the two mission groups to merge into one, or run the risk of being banned. The Baptist Union of Uganda (BUU) was then born, but Idi Amin went ahead and burned Baptists operating in Uganda. There was therefore a break in the Baptist work until 1980 when Amin was overthrown by the liberation forces from Tanzania. The Baptists resumed operations and some Baptist missionaries came back to continue the work.

The Baptist in the past 50 years made some achievements, a number of churches were planted but they also have had many failures because the work was not planned. The Baptists now 50 years believe that they can now have planned work. They can determine the kind of churches they want in the next 50 years. It is with this in mind that this strategic plan was born. Planning is helpful because it enables one to know where one wants to go, how to get there and by when. This strategic plan therefore charts the way for Baptists in Uganda for the next 50 years.

Vision Statement

To see its Member Churches holistically developed, biblically strong, mature, stable, and unified, fulfilling the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.(Ephesians 4:11-16; Matt 28:19-20)

Mission Statement:

To provide a network of Member Churches to strengthen and serve one another, so that they grow holistically, faithfully exemplify and proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord. .

Core Values

  • We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and everything we do must be rooted in scripture.
  • We value the unconditional love of God which was manifested in the redemptive work accomplished on the cross by His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit’s drawing men to God Himself.
  • We value intercessory prayer, believer’s baptism, complete stewardship before God, and the use of spiritual gifts for the edification of the church.
  • We value the certainty of the eventual return of Jesus Christ as a guarantee that God will complete the good work in us that He has begun.
  • We value the freedom to gather in worship using our spiritual gifts, prayer, song, praise, and thanksgiving as demonstrated in the preaching and teaching of the Bible.
  • We value our unity as the body of Christ, enjoying one another’s diversity and uniqueness, joining in fellowship with one another and practicing team leadership to reaching out and meeting members’ needs and love for all men and women and all ages.
  • We value honesty, integrity and transparency in our member churches and management structures, personal responsibility and accountability to God, self-discipline, respect for all human life from conception to natural death, and diligence in our daily walk.
  • We seek to reflect the generous, life-giving nature of God
  • We value honouring Christ in our homes with lifelong commitments to marriage between male and female and scripturally rearing our children.
  • We value working together with other Bible believing Churches and other Baptist based and evangelical organizations.


Promote oneness among registered Baptist Churches in Uganda. 
Promote the formation and growth of Baptist Churches in Uganda and to help such churches in their efforts to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people with 
view to personal commitment to Him as Lord and Saviour, to promote greater maturity in the Christian faith and life among members of the churches. 
Equip the leaders of member churches so that they are sufficiently prepared to shepherd and develop their churches towards maturity.

BUU Mission Statement

To provide a network of Member Churches to strengthen and serve one another, so that they grow holistically, faithfully exemplify and proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord.