Guthrie Chapel opens clinic in Uganda

Published 11:21 am Thursday, December 10, 2015

On Nov. 10, Guthrie Memorial Chapel of Cumberland opened a new medical clinic near Kampala, Uganda.

The clinic, located in a rural area with no nearby medical services, has been two years in the planning and development stages.

Faith Medical Clinic accepts patients in a pre-hospital condition. 

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It is staffed by one full-time nurse and one part-time medical doctor, both Ugandan.

In accordance with biblical teachings and Ugandan law, it is pro-life.

The manager of the facility is Pastor Mutebi Dickson, a graduate of Bugema University and a Ugandan who assists the church’s president and founder Dr. Fillmer Hevener.

Guthrie Chapel, established in 2001, has Christian mission work in India, Congo, Malawi and Uganda. 

Recently, Dickson flew to Malawi to assist an established Christian congregation that has applied to become a sister church. Hevener and wife Celia were former missionaries to Uganda.

In addition to the clinic, the church operates a school near Kampala that  plants a large garden worked by the students. 

The school teaches not only academic subjects but the value of work and other fundamental Christian principles of living.

Guthrie Memorial Chapel is located in Cumberland County at 2663 Cumberland Road (Route 45), Farmville.

Keeping the seventh-day Bible Sabbath, it meets each Saturday with Bible study is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. 

The chapel’s website is

A part of the local community services offered by the Church are free health and wellness lectures that are available to local churches and other community organizations. 

Pastor Hevener is an octogenarian who carries a full daily schedule.

For additional information on these and other programs of the Guthrie Memorial Chapel, phone Pastor Fillmer Hevener at (434) 392-6255.

Visitors are always welcome to the chapel’s services.