The Right Reverend Dr. Bishop Given Mzanje Gaula is an Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Kondoa within the Tanzanian Anglican Church. Bishop Gaula received his MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary and his PhD from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
The Anglican Church through The Universities Mission to Central Africa and the Church Missionary Society began work in 1864 and 1878 at Mpwapwa. The Province of Tanzania was inaugurated in 1970 following the division of the Province of East Africa into the Province of Kenya and the Province of Tanzania. Today there are 19 dioceses represented by both evangelical and Anglo-Catholic Churches. The division of religion is as follows: mainland Tanzania - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%,
indigenous beliefs - 35%
Island of Zanzibar - more than 99% of the population is Muslim. Additionally, Tanzania is populated by over 120 different tribes each with their own language. Tanzania achieved independence from Great Britain in 1961 and is a peaceful democracy.
Bishop Given was consecrated bishop in 2012 as the Bishop of Kondoa Tanzania. With his family and wife, Reverend Dr Lilian Gaula (not pictured), they moved to Kondoa in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Kondoa website (image linked)