Bishop Louis Ngomo Okitenbo

Biography Notice of Bishop Louis Ngomo Okitenbo

A native of Tshumbe, Sankuru, in Democratic Republic of Congo, Bishop Louis Ngomo Okitenbo graduated from the University of Kinshasa-Catholic Faculties of Kinshasa, where he earned a graduate degree in Philosophy and African Religions. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in Systematic Theology from the State University of Strasbourg in France, where he was a Missio Institute Fellow (Germany). He published his doctoral research in 1998 titled “The Political Commitment of the Catholic church in Zaire (1960-1992),”l’Harmattan, Paris, 413p. Shortly after receiving his Doctorate, he went back to his home-country, Congo, where he was appointed Spiritual Director, Theology Professor and Diocesan Pastoral animator in his home region of Tshumbe Diocese, Congo.

In 2000, the Civil war in Congo (1996-2001) and the lack of fairness from the Episcopal Leadership led him to Charlotte, NC in the USA. There, he learned English, and about American culture, and studied Educational Leadership at the University North Carolina in Charlotte. While studying at UNCC, he taught French in American Public Schools in Charlotte as a Certified French Teacher (2001-2005). In January 2006, he began serving as a volunteer Principal Intern at Smith Academy of Languages (Elementary and Middle Public School) in Charlotte, in order to complete his Master’s Degree in School Administration which he received in May 2006.

After twenty-five years in the Priesthood, he was consecrated as a Bishop of the Catholic Church International in July 2006 in California/USA. Bishop Louis Ngomo Okitenbo, Ph.D. is a Christ-centered Catholic Preacher and Educator. His whole life is summed up in his Episcopal Motto: “In all things: Charity.” He has preached in Africa, France and the United States. He speaks French, English, Telela and Lingala. He is the founder of Mount Tabor Ministries, Inc. established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in September 2004, followed by Mount Tabor Community Development Corporation in August 2007. The name “Mount Tabor” comes from the scripture readings in Matthews 17:1-9; Mark 9:2 –9 and Luke 9:28-36.

Bishop Louis established Mount Tabor Ministries not only as a non-profit religious, educational organization, but also as the first institution for the CATHOLIC CHURCH INTERNATIONAL. The Catholic Church International is a progressive, charismatic, Ecumenical Church following Bible teachings. It adapts Catholic heritage to current conditions and situations and is autonomous and fully Catholic in liturgy and Sacraments, committed to mutual cooperation with diverse Christian traditions, and always respecting the Roman Catholic Church. It offers a “new” understanding of the Catholic faith with “new” methods to reach all God’s children wherever they may be; working to transform lives one individual at a time. The Catholic Church International is a refuge of healing for those who have been hurt by their church of origin, but still yearn for Catholic spirituality and liturgy.

Bishop Louis continues to work in the community both in America and abroad. Through Mount Tabor Community Development Corporation, he is making strides to build an Adult Daycare Center called Mount Tabor House in Charlotte, NC. His mission to “break the cycle of poverty and transform lives” continues with this effort to give seniors and other mentally and/or physically challenged adults in the community a safe, compassionate, educational and Christian environment where their personal independence and well-being is the number one priority. Across the ocean in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bishop Louis is making preparations to build Mount Tabor Schools: a badly needed school system for the children of his native country, always with the mission of “breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming lives.”

9 Responses to “About Bishop Louis Ngomo Okitenbo”


  1. 1 bishoplouis October 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Whenever a person writes a comment in response to your post, it looks like this.

  2. 2 ndenge sasa jules philippe January 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Mgr Louis Ngomo,
    Félicitation.
    Je suis un compatriote et je vis au cameroun. C’est pour nous une grâce d’avoir un frère du pays évêque dans un autre pays. Que Dieu vous garde et vous bénisses. Je voudrai faire parti des serviteurs de l’évangile pour m’embaucher là où Dieu moissonne. Merci

  3. 3 felicien Kanku kabangou March 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Mr Kanku kabangu kin,17Mars 2009
    Mr Lupembe kalume Gilbert

    Objet:Demande d’amples
    renseignement etd’admission au
    MountTabor Ministries

    Excellence Monseigneur,
    Nous avons pris connaissance de l’existence et du site Internet de MountTabor Ministries depuis le mois de janvier 2009 par l’intermédiaire du Père Kangombé Jean Jacques de l’Eglise Catholique Liberale.Nos vives et respectueuses félicitations pour votre heureuse initiative.
    Nous aimerion obtenire de amples renseignements sur:
    -la nature et les objectifs MountTabor Ministries
    -Son organisation et son fonctionnement aux USA et en RD Congo.
    -Les conditions d’admission pourles nouveaux condidats que nous somme.
    Nous somme fort attirés par l’idéal de charité,d’élévation spirituelle,d’évanglisation et de développement proné par MountTabor Ministries.
    Anciens Frères de la Congrégation du Fils de Dieu de Luiza,au Kasai Occidental,nous avons quitté librement cet Lnstitut réligieux pour n’y avoir pas trouvé le sérieux nécessaire à une vie réellement consacrée à Dieu.
    Ci-joint notre profile biographique.
    Toute notre confiance et notre profond respect dans le Christ!
    Mr Felicien Kanku kabangou
    Mr Lupembe kalume Gilbert

  4. 4 Père Emmanuel MBOKO ENKONDO BOLENGWA September 14, 2010 at 11:38 am

    C’est bien moi le Père Emmanuel Mboko qui travaille toujours ensemble avec le Père Emmanuel Didier Mongondo ainsi que les Soeurs Marie-Grâce, Marie-Reine, … Je suis enseignant d’Université au Bas-Congo, dans la cité de Mbanza-Ngungu (Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Mbanza-Ngungu); et en même temps étudiant doctorant à l’Université de Kinshasa. Nous attendons impatiemment votre arrivée pour asseoir l’Eglise internationale dont vous êtes le fondateur. Merci et à la prochaine occasion.
    Père Emmanuel MBOKO
    +243 81 156 54 83

  5. 5 MBOKO ENKONDO BOLENGWA September 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Excellence Monseigneur,

    Je m’excuse beaucoup pour ce retard avec lequel je n’ai pas pu répondre à votre demande. Cela est du aux perturbations de réseau internet chez nous. C’est comme vous le savez bien, dans notre votre beau pays l’internet est encore un lux pour ceux qui ne savent pas se connecter et ou ne possèdent pas de modems propre à eux.

    A cela, je vous rassure que demain je vous enverrai mon CV en pièce jointe.

    Nous attendons impatiemment votre descente pour mettre au point tout ce qu’il faut pour la bonne marche de notre Église.

    Père Emmanuel MBOKO

  6. 6 Bishop Bernard Wamalwa December 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Dear Bishop Louis,
    Peace of the Lord be with you.
    My name is Bishop Bernard Wamalwa of The Good Shepherd Catholic Church of Kenya. I would like to communicate with you urgently. Please contact me as soon as possible.
    Wishing you great Advent.
    God Bless.
    Bishop Bernard.

  7. 7 derouo January 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Monseigneur,

    Je serai intéressé pour créer une équipe sacerdotale en FRANCE.
    Je vous souhaite une très bonne journée!

  8. 8 Micheline-Dangi June 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Bonjour,que Dieu te garde.
    Ta soeur Micheline en Hollande.

  9. 9 Arthur Tshimanga September 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Le Seigneur fait toujours des merveilles pour son peuple. Qu’il vous soutienne dans tout ce que vous entreprenez pour le bien de ses fils. Soyez beni et tenez bon.


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