Berhane Wongel Church “A” Choir

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History and ministry

From the profile of Tamirat Haile (Pastor):

“After his fellowship group disbanded due to persecution, Tamirat joined Berhane Wongel (Baptist) Church. During the following eight years, Tamirat sang in the church’s “A” Choir and served in various other capacities, e.g. as a Bible teacher and prayer coordinator.”

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The church building of the Berhane Wongel Baptist Church, located at Kera in the slaughter house area, was confiscated also in 1982. The church with one hundred and fifty seats and some additional rooms had been built in 1968 and was used throughout the week for different programs, including youth meetings, women’s meetings, film shows, and prayer meetings. On Sundays Amharic and English worship services were conducted and Sunday school teaching was given. The congregation numbered one hundred and fourteen baptised members […; n.809: The congregation was, according to Wilfred HEAD, made up of Amhara (60%), “Kambata” [from Kambata Prov. -> i.e., Hadiyya and Kambaata?] (20%), Oromo (15%), and Tigre (5%). Written information, given on 19 May 1972].

Launhardt (2004), Evangelicals in Addis Ababa, p. 258