Michael Kirungi

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Poverty

Michael Kirungi

Michael Kirungi is passionate about empowering children and adults to better their lives and the lives of others, to the glory of God. He is the Founding Pastor of Mifik Community Church and Founder and Director of Mifik Global Mission, a non-profit organization that provides educational and developmental services to disadvantaged children in Uganda, as well as the Founder and Director of Mifik Missions and Safaris, a missions travel company.

Michael received his bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Makerere University and worked as a missions coordinator at Africa Renewal Ministries prior to pioneering his own organizations. He is currently pursuing an MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership from Biola University in California.

Michael grew up in the rural village of Gaba, outside of Kampala, Uganda. As the youngest boy in a family with 15 children, resources were always stretched thin, and food and schooling were constant stresses.

When he was ten years old, Michael was enrolled into Compassion International's Child Sponsorship Program through his local church. Because of his sponsorship, he was able to complete his primary and secondary school education without worrying how his school fees would get paid. And because of sponsorship, he had the opportunity to earn a university degree, which allowed him to develop further leadership skills in addition to achieving higher education.

Michael advocates passionately for the poor and vulnerable, and motivates, challenges, and inspires people to make a difference with their lives. He enjoys speaking about hope, perseverance, and faith, all the while connecting people to the work of Compassion by sharing his own personal story of transformation.

Michael lives in Kampala, Uganda, with his wife Flavia (whom he met in the Compassion Program) and their three children, Michelle, Marcus and Mackenzie.