Bishop Alex Mkumbo serves the Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). Bishop Mkumbo was born into a Muslim family, but as he began to read the Word of God, he encountered John 3:16. From that moment, he knew he would end up on a different path and was forever changed. The message of the Good News of Jesus Christ called him to a life of faith and service. Bishop Mkumbo published his doctoral thesis in 2008. He was director of the Lutheran Theological College Kiomboi in Singida, Tanzania, from 2008 to 2012, an educational institution for pastors and evangelists. In 2013, he was appointed the new bishop of the Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Central Diocese is one of twenty-five dioceses in the ELCT and is located in the central highlands of the country. Bishop Mkumbo is married to Wilhelmina; father to Lynn, Eric, Feodora and Friedrich.
Bishop Mkumbo will be preaching at the Mission Festival Service of the Word on August 7.