REV BEBEU IS BISHOP ELECT FOR THE DIOCESE OF MALAITA
The Diocesan Electoral Board of the Diocese of Malaita (DOM) together with the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Provincial Electoral Board members has elected the Reverend Michael Sau Bebeu as the sixth Bishop for the Diocese of Malaita.
He was elected today (Friday 11th November 2022) at Tetete Ni Kolivuti (TNK) the headquarters of the sisters of the church at Tenaru area, east of Honiara.
Rev. Bebeu, 47 will succeed the Right Reverend Sam Sahu who will officially retire on 13 January next year after serving the diocese for the last 14 years.
Rev. Bebeu is currently serving as the Head of School of Mano Wadrokal School of Theology and Ministry at Tasia in the Diocese of Ysabel, Tasia. He has held the post since 2020 and Deputy Head of School at Tasia in 2019.
Prior to that, he was also the Principal at Trinity School of Theology and Ministry at Airahu in the Diocese of Malaita from 2014 to 2016.
Rev. Bebeu graduated with a Masters degree in Theology and Ethics from the Pacific Theological College (PTC) in Suva Fiji in 2018. He also completed a Bachelor in Theology from Bishop Patteson Theological College (BPTC), Kohimarama in 2012 and Diploma in Theology also from BPTC in 2002.
He was ordained into the Anglican Priesthood on the 12th November 2003 at St. Mark’s Church, Fourau village in east Malaita.
Rev. Michael comes from Fourau Village in the eastern region of Malaita and is married to Mrs. Josephine Sau Bebeu, from Central Kwara’ae, Malaita, and together they have three children.
The consecration and installation of Rev. Michael Sau Bebeu is scheduled for 16 April 2023 at the diocesan Cathedral at Fiu, Malaita.
The Archbishop of ACOM calls on all members of the Anglican Church of Melanesia to uphold Rev. Michael Sau Bebeu and his family in prayers as they prepare to take on this important responsibility in the church.
Photo – Bishop elect of the Diocese of Malaita, Rev. Michael Sau Bebeu