Who are we?

We are a community of Oromo Americans called to proclaim the liberating power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to serve all God's children in His name. We speak Oromo the language of our native land, Oromia, as well as English the language of of our adopted land. We welcome all people to join with us in traditional Oromo worship of music, prayer, the celebration of the sacraments and the preaching of the Word of God.

Where are we from?

Our people, who presently number more than thirty five million in Ethiopia alone, enjoy a tradition that dates back to the earliest days of recorded history. Like many Americans with European roots, we have found refuge in America from a long history of persecution and denial of human rights that continues to this day.

Our spiritual history is rooted in the tradition of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, a community of faith whose membership of more than five million makes it one of the fastest growing churches in the world. 

"Through worship and prayer, fellowship and discipleship, we seek to bring healing to our community and hope to our world through the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ"