Kampala Evangelical School of Theology - KEST

Kampala Evangelical School of Theology - KEST

KEST envisions a Church that is Christ-like in its character, work and witness, and a society that is influenced by the values of the gospel.

We have training program in Theology, and Child Development Studies

Operating as usual


We are are saddened to hear about the passing of our dear KEST student Pastor Michael Dakitali. He died of covid related complications this morning. Please keep his family in your prayers

We are are saddened to hear about the passing of our dear KEST student Pastor Michael Dakitali. He died of covid related complications this morning. Please keep his family in your prayers

Photos from Kampala Evangelical School of Theology - KEST's post 30/04/2021

Today we received another consignment of books from Christian Book Distributers. We praise the Lord for such partnerships that enable us accomplish our vision and mission

Photos from Kampala Evangelical School of Theology - KEST's post 29/03/2021

Last Friday, 26th March 2021,we graduated our 4th cohort of the Kiboga - Bukomero Pastor. They completed their pastoral training program in early 2020 but could not graduate due to the COVID-19 situation. The 5th cohort begins the training today.

Photos from Kampala Evangelical School of Theology - KEST's post 04/03/2021

We had a wonderful time with our current students at Kampala Evangelical School Of Theology. We discuss about the challenges they have faced due to the COVID-19 situation and what KEST can do to support their journey as students

[02/25/21]   24/02/2021

Date: 24/02/2021
From: Office of the Academic Dean
To: All Students and Faculty

Re: Opening of the March/June 2021 Semester

We are pleased to inform you that the March/June 2021 Semester will open on Monday, 15th March 2021. Please take note of the following key information regarding the opening of the semester.

1. The period for course registration is 8th – 12th March 2021.

2. Orientation for the new semester will be on Thursday, 11th March 2021 from 4.00 pm. Please plan to attend in person. There will be crucial information to be shared.

3. The March – June Semester has been compressed by two (2) weeks. Instead of 17 weeks, it will run for 15 weeks, including end of quarter break. Each quarter will have six (6) weeks of study and a week of exams.

4. Most contact (face to face) courses will be delivered in a block/intensive format. Please check the timetable to confirm the dates when particular courses will be available. There will be some exceptions to a few courses. Please check the timetable to confirm.

5. Online courses will be available for 6 weeks from the week they are opened up. Afterwards they will not be accessible to students. Please check the calendar and timetable for details.

6. In the meantime please make sure that you contact the Registrar’s and Accounts’ offices to clear all your outstanding obligations

For further information please contact: Becky Bakidde, 0758580915; Fred Kyobe, 0752658649, Ivan Niyongabo, 0782036366

Every blessing in Christ,

[02/22/21]   Greetings to you in Jesus'Name. If you are looking for a place that will mentor you in intellectual , spiritual, financial, family and psychological matters, KEST is a great choice for you.
Come and join us for holilstic empowerment.


In the last few days we have been engaging our different partners on how we can do ministry together. The success of theological education largely depends on the quality of partnership we forge


What kind of issues would you like to be addressed in an Urban Ministry curriculum?


We are in the process of starting a new program in Urban Ministry at Kampala Evangelical School of Theology. We will be posting some of the books we have in our library that are related to urban theology. If you live or work around Kampala, you register to use our library.


The Academic Dean, Pastor Emmanuel Akatukunda (right) had a fruitful conversation with Pr Julius Rwotlonyo of Watoto Church on how theological/ministerial formation can be repositioned for effective urban ministry

[10/12/20]   KEST is a place to be for all people and ministers of the gospel who want to grow in the knowledge of God and in the right interpretation of scriptures.
KEST is a family and has a loving and caring staff.
Would like to be equipped?
Come and join us now.
The institution will be officially open from 15/10/2020 .
Remember to follow the SoPs of covid 19.
We also have online classes.
Wish you the best time at KEST



Jonathan has been struggling with mental illness for sometime. He has been on treatment and was doing well, and planning to go to university but unfortunately he did not make it. He had accepted Christ as his personal Saviour

He was 20 years-old

[08/29/20]   Hello KEST family and friends. Dr Philip and Joyce Wandawa have lost their son Jonathan this (Saturday) evening. Please keep them in prayers. Pr Emma Akatukunda


Please check us out by calling +(256)0704 973 255


More graduation pictures. Photo Credit: Martha Alle Mwesigye who was the class coordinator for the Watoto Cohort and the best performing student overall. Congratulations to the KEST Class of 2020!


Pastor Peter Kakuru was one of the students who graduated from KEST today. He leads the Marketplace ministry at Watoto Church

[08/21/20]   We had a successful graduation ceremony. We, however, apologize that we were not able stream live because of a technical glitch.


Today we celebrate all our KEST students who have successfully completed their studies. Congratulations! We will be livestreaming the graduation ceremony on this platform. It starts at 10.00am.


KEST has been temporarily closed as we assess the situation


All academic activities at KEST have been postponed in response to the government's directives regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

[03/23/20]   All Academic Activities, Including end of quarter exams have been postponed until further notice


Please take a look at some of our buildings


Kampala Evangelical School of Theology - KEST's cover photo


Torch Trinity Graduate University [Official English Version]

One of our former KEST students leading a song at his current university

TTGU Ambassadors Choir.
Diaspora Conference.
October 3, 2019.


Our former student JOb Kiggundu reading a Scripture portion during his university's (Torch Trinity) chapel session


Training in Hoima, Uganda


I was born in war, I grew up in war, I will possibly die in war." Bishop for Southern Sudan #RefugeeMinistry


Kampala Evangelical School of Theology-KEST faculty, staff and students on their way to Bweyale Refugee Camp. For 3 days We will be encouraging our brothers and sisters in the camp.


Kampala Evangelical School of Theology-KEST faculty has been undergoing training on how to facilitate Online learning. KEST will soon be launching an Online option for some of our courses.


Plan to attend this important seminar. Please share with your friends/colleagues


We are in the process of making a training manual for pastor whi can't come to KEST. Please pray that it will be a successful project. #teamKEST, #KESTUG, #SoliDeoGloria


KEST Facelift Project. Thanks to the KEST community and partners


Last Friday 9 of our students graduated under the KEST - Ndejje University affiliation arrangement. Our student Pamela Namaganda was the best performing student. #SoliDeoGloria #kestug


Seed project at Agape Baptist Church this morning.



Diploma in Christian Ministry
Diploma in Child Development Studies
Bachelor of Theology (with tracks in Christian Counseling, Christian Education, and Pastoral Ministry)



81/84 Gadhafi Road

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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