Pilwal is a Nuer Mission Centre. The Nuer people live in the border regions between Sudan and Ethiopia. They are traditionally pastoralists, following their cattle to water sources in the dry seasons.
Pilwal is one of the more recently established mission centres, but it already has six daughter churches connected to it, most of which now have their own traditional structure: Wath-gal; Malow; Thorow; Yom; Thiaajak; Pal-deang. Pilwal has recently finished constructing a new tin-roofed building. The Revd Peter Gak is the priest-in-charge, and the Revd Peter Tut, his assistant, will be ordained Priest in November 2016.