Rev. Alemayehu Oljira, was called as our new pastor of Oromo Evangelical Church of Washington, DC with 90 ‘Yes’ over 7 ‘No’ voting result.

The Oromo Evangelical church of Washington DC, after many years of prayer and perseverance, is greatly blessed and delighted to announce that it has called its new pastor. As you might be aware, our church had gone through difficult times for the last five years in relation to calling a new pastor. Since the congregation had elected a seven-member pastoral call committee for the second round at the beginning of 2012, the committee had tirelessly worked according to the guidelines of the call process and ceaselessly prayed to bring a candidate who has a calling from God to lead and serve this congregation. Even though the process seemed to have taken an overly long time, God has brought to the final on His allotted time, which is always the right time.
Some four years ago, our congregation had set forth its plans and priorities of undertakings to resolve major challenges facing the church. Calling a pastor was the first in the series of priorities. However, the church obviously had faced significant roadblocks and difficulties in an attempt to move forward according to the priority set forth by the congregation. Finally, after a long prayer and a majority decision in the council, a special meeting was called based on the rights enshrined in our church’s constitution, and then voting was conducted on August 31, 2014. Subsequently, Rev. Alemayehu Oljira, was called as a new pastor of Oromo Evangelical Church of Washington, DC with 90 ‘Yes’ over 7 ‘No’ voting result.
Now we would like to extend our wholehearted invitation to you as we welcome our new pastor to our church and our community on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Mosaic Church, located at 4401 16th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20011. Dinner reception in the honor of our new pastor will follow at 6:00 PM. Your presence will make this event a more memorable experience for our new pastor and congregation. Please pass this invitation to all Oromo churches around the world.
We look forward to seeing you join us as we celebrate and rejoice in the fulfillment of God’s promises.

May God bless you!

Sisay Jembolla
OEC-WDC President