In 1989, The Rev Canon Benoni Mugarura-Mutana (Uncle Ben), Chaplain at St Francis Chapel, Makerere started Come Alive, a gathering of 8.6 leavers to explore their gifts and ministry during vacation. In 1997, Moses Mukisa joined Come Alive 96 and eventually became group leader in 2000 after most of the members had left the university. Naturally, the groups closed on leaving university due to members stepping into a new phase in life.
On Dec I 2000, with Come Alive 96 facing imminent closure, Moses and others began Come Alive Ministries, to call past Comealivers and others to a vision of community transformation using music and other gifts, with the ministry being based at St Francis but with members from many different churches. The ministry was renamed Worship Harvest in 2003 to eliminate the confusion caused by using the Come Alive name, the need for streamlined vision and growth.
In October 2005, Moses and others had the conviction to leave their respective churches and start a church, to broaden the scope of their ministry and to give the vision a permanent ‘home’; a launch pad for the vision of transformation. On April 2nd 2006, House of Praise was born.Worship Harvest was still the first choice name but the circumstances then did not favor using it since we left without the blessing of the church. The blessing was eventually given on September 30th 2007, more than a year later.From April2008, we went back to using the name Worship Harvest