Rt. Rev. Justin Mulenga – Bishop of Mpika Diocese
Born on 28th February 1955 in Kabwe District in the Diocese of Kabwe. Ordained Priest for the Archdiocese of Kasama on 18th July 1993. Appointed Bishop for Mpika Diocese on 23th December 2015 and consecrated Bishop on 12th March 2016 by Archbishop Ignatius Chama. Bishop Justin Mulenga started his primary education in 1962 at Rosa Mission in Northern Province of Zambia. After completing Primary school, Bishop Mulenga entered Lubushi Minor Seminary in 1969 for his secondary education. He proceeded to Mpima Major Seminary in 1974 to study for Priesthood but he left a year later to pursue Accountancy and Business Studies. After obtaining the Diploma in Accountancy and Business studies, he worked in the Accounting and Costing departments of various companies in Lusaka and the Copperbelt, and in the Diocesan Treasury of the Archdiocese of Kasama. Bishop Mulenga went back in 1989 to pursue priestly studies in Rome at the Pontifical Beda College. After completing his studies in Rome in Bishop Mulenga was ordained for the Archdiocese of Kasama on 18th July 1993. Bishop Mulenga holds a Diploma in Accountancy (Evelyn Hon College), studies in Philosophy and Theology (Rome). Fr. Mulenga has served in many parishes as Assistant Parish Priest (Lwena, Kapatu) and as Parish Priest (Cathedral of St. John Kasama, Mbala) He has also served as Episcopal Vicar for the Religious and Treasurer General of the Archdiocese of Kasama. Currently Fr. Justin is the Parish Priest in Lwena.