Entotto Mekane Yesus Choir

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History and ministry

(see last section [for further reading])

Songs in hymn book


Unpublished songs

» Open manuscript with about 32 songs




For further reading

Launhardt, Johannes (2004). Evangelicals in Addis Ababa (1919-1991): With special reference to the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the Addis Ababa Synod (Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte, 31). Münster: LIT Verlag. [See p. 213-214: “A new development took place when Ato (later Fitawrari) Baissa Jammo was elected member of parliament, moved to the capital and built his residence at Entotto in 1958. He started to gather people in his home, teaching them on Saturdays, preaching on Sundays, praying for the sick and training a youth choir in his house. Many people from Wollega and from the Gamo highlands, living in the area, attended that house church, since, according to Fit. Baissa and his wife, no Sunday services were held at the Entotto School dur- [p. 214] ing 1958.” [picture of Fitawrari Baissa Jammo on p. 215]

“The case was studied and it was then agreed that a branch (preaching place) of the AAMY congregation be opened at the SEM Entotto School. The first preaching service in the provided classroom was held on 2 April 1960. Afterwards members were elected to serve on the Organising Committee. The evangelistic activities among the Gamo people in the Entotto area were intensified, committees for youth work, Sunday School, women’s work and choir music were set up, and the number of believers grew.” (p. 214)

“In 1970 Qes Lamesa Bato was employed as full-time pastor for the Entotto MY Congregation.” (p. 216)

Tilaye Kebede (1995). Lamp on the Mountain: History of Entotto Evang. Church, 1962-1974. Research Paper. Addis Ababa: Mekane Yesus Seminary.