Is it hard being a police officer and a pastor at the same time?
[laughs] Yeah, it is somehow hard because police work is too engaging. There are times when you are wanted at the office, and then at the same time, you are wanted at the church. And because I’m not a full-time pastor, then the pastoring suffers a lot.
Are there challenges of being a Christian police officer?
Yes, there’s so many challenges. It’s—you know, the police work is already challenging, one. And then now working in Malawi, where their sources are not that adequate—so challenging. And now, being a part-time pastor and then police work. No, sometimes it confuses a lot, and there’s also a challenge of being a police officer and a pastor. People… the way they think about police officers, they don’t think that a police officer can also be a preacher or can also be a pastor. Sometimes, they doubt you when you tell them you are a police officer as well as a pastor.
Among your police officer coworkers, are there any challenges?
Yes, yes, yes, there are many challenges. You know, sometimes, police officers are, uh, not that good. Sometimes, they go where we use unnecessary force, and when it comes to that, now as a pastor, I don’t advise—then there arises conflicts. No, this is not a church, my friend. Yeah, in amidst some resistance when it comes to advising them, or when it seems like they are working beyond the hour.