Papa Simon Kimbangu was born on Wednesday, September 12, 1887 in the village of Nkamba, Bas Congo, Republic Democratic of Congo from Kuyela his father and Luezi his mother and after the death of his mother; he was adopted by his aunt Kinzembo. In Kikongo, his native mother tongue the word kimbangu means "the one who reveals the hidden truth". During his childhood the young Simon Kimbangu did accomplish lot of miracles but asked witnesses to be silent and not to shout about it.
Papa Simon Kimbangu:
born on Wednesday, September 12, 1887
in the village of Nkamba, Bas Congo, DRC
married to Maman Muilu Kiawanga Nzitani
first son Papa Charles Daniel Kisolokele
second son Papa Salomon Dialungana Kiangani
third son Papa Joseph Diangienda Kuntima
Papa Simon Kimbangu Kiangani grand' son and actual Spiritual Leader and Legal representative of the Kimbanguist's church.
“Papa Simon Kimbangu the HOLY SPIRIT. ”
“Great Power comes with Great Responsabilities.”
Facts about Papa Simon Kimbangu the Holy Spirit:
Born on September 12, 1887 in Nkamba- and died on October 12, 1951 in Elisabethville actual Lumbubashi after 30 years of imprisonment
Papa Simon Kimbangu was engaged to Maman Mwilu Kiawanga Nzitani in traditonal wedding in 1913
Birth of his first son Papa Charles Daniel Kisolokele in Nkamba on February 12, 1914 - March 17, 1992
Papa Simon Kimbangu and Maman Mwilu Kiawanga were baptised on July 4, 1915 by the Baptist Missionary of Gombe-Lutete in the river Tombe and the same day get married in a religious wedding ceremony
Birth of his second son Papa Salomon Dialungana Kiangani in Nkamba on May 25, 1916 - August 16 2001
Birth of his third son Papa Joseph Diangienda Kuntima in Nkamba on March 22, 1918 - July 8, 1992
Birth of the Kimbanguist Church in NKAMBA on April 6, 1921
Papa Simon Kimbamgu, the Holy Spirit on the 6th of April 1921 in the village of Nkamba renamed later Nkamba New Jerusalem in Democratic Republic of Congo healed miraculously a dying woman, Maman Kiantondo, the Holy Spirit carried on his miracles by resuscitating dead, by making blinds see, by making paralytics walk and mutes talk.
His basic precepts were the condemnation of witchcraft, fetishism, lascivious dancing, polygamy, smoking, and drinking.
- Love for God, for the mankind and for all God's creations
- Obedience to God and to his Divine laws
- Work to serve God and its humanity
First attempt of arrest of Papa Simon Kimbangu on June 6, 1921 by the Belgium colony
The Kimbanguist Church is not recognised between the period of 1921 and 1959
Arrestion of Papa Simon Kimbangu on September 12, 1921 by the Belgium colony
Judgement of Papa Simon Kimbangu on September 29, 1921 by the Belgium colony
Condemnation to death of Papa Simon Kimbangu on October 3, 1921 by the Belgium colony
The King of Belgium Albert 1st commuted the death sentence of Papa Simon Kimbangu to life imprisonment on November 19, 1921.
Deportation of 37000 Kimbanguist church followers occurred between the period of 1921 and 1957.
Apparition of Papa Simon Kimbangu on July 29, 1921 in Lowa
Death of Papa Simon Kimbangu on October 12, 1951 in Elisabethville actual Lubumbashi after 30 years of imprisonment
Official recognition of the Kimbanguist church by the French colony (Congo - Brazzaville) in 1958
Accident of Papa Joseph Diangienda Kuntima in Lukulu on July 29, 1958
Death of Maman Mwilu Kiawanga Nzitani on April 27, 1959
innoguration of the first Kimbanguist church in Kinsassa-Biboubou in Boko in French colony actual Congo - Brazzaville on May 17, 1959
Official recognition of the Kimbanguist church by the Belgium colony on December 24, 1959
Return of the body of Papa Simon Kimbangu the Holy Spirit in NKAMBA on April 3, 1960
Admission of the Kimbanguist church as a member of C.E.T.A. (Conference des Eglises de Toute l'Afrique - Conference of all African Churches) on May 24, 1974
Innoguration of the Temple in Nkamba with 37000 seats on April 6, 1981
Public announcement made by Papa Salomon Dialungana Kiangani on April 13, 2000 that he is the Son of God; Jesus Christ
On August 25, 2001 Papa Simon Kimbangu Kiangani became the Spiritual Leader and Legal Representative of the Kimbanguist Church