By the early 1970’s, the Pentecostal church movement was just beginning to take roots in Uganda’s religious life, when Idi Amin’s regime banned Pentecostal churches. They were later allowed to operate after regime change, but there were no structures of leadership. This revival, which started in late 1980’s was led by mainly non-mentored young evangelists with no theological or leadership training. This has inevitably had ripple effects on the entire movement over times.
This foundation mostly created what typically described the Pentecostal churches in Uganda, and their philosophy, methods of operation. The unfortunate result was for the government and other stakeholders to generally regard Pentecostals as a bunch of uncoordinated, unprincipled and insignificant minority who could not be taken seriously