The priest in charge of St Luke’s in the Revd Stephen Kuany. St Luke’s was the first Nuer Anglican congregation in the Gambella region. The Nuer people live in the border regions between Sudan and Ethiopia. Many of the Nuer people who are now in Gambella were originally from Sudan. They are traditionally pastoralists, following their cattle to water sources in the dry seasons.
The church, located in Gambella the capital of the Gambella region, has a long standing relationship with St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Addis Ababa. Although the church attendance at St Luke’s is steady, there is a need for more Christian education of the adult members of the congregation. Ministry to children is good, and in fact a model for the rest of the area.