Between 1987 and 2007, Northern Uganda was plagued by a rebel group which terrorized the people killing more than 24,000 people, abducting more than 60,000 children, and leaving almost two million people displaced from their homes. Houses and schools were looted and burned down. In addition to the limited health care, education ceased and people starved as the life became increasingly miserable. It was then in 2009, that Clayton & Monica Odhiambo, among others, compassionately responded in faith to the conspicuous and relentless challenges that had aggressively shaken the hope of people in Northern Uganda.
Only the gospel of Jesus Christ could bring any meaningful and lasting change in the lives of these people, and the community at large. What started out as prayer meetings and Bible studies in the backyard of Pastor Clayton’s house eventually grew into a local church. A year later, Faith Academy was started with about 100 students. God is still working to save souls and to shine His light in Northern Uganda.
Faith Alive Church started out meeting at the District Farm Institute (DFI) in June 2010 but in search for space to put up Faith Academy, the Church moved its premises to Cam Cam village. When the school started to grow bigger, the Lord blessed Faith Alive with a 5.5 acre piece of land in Alango West where the ministry centre currently exists.