ABTEN 2021 Conference Speakers

Daniel L. Akin

Dr. Akin is married to Charlotte Akin. They have been married since May 27, 1978. They have four sons who all currently serve in the ministry.  He has 4 daughters-in-law and 14 grandchildren! Dr. Akin currently serves as the President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Professor of Preaching and Theology. Dr. Akin […]

Moses Audi

Dr. Moses Audi is an ordained minister of the gospel, an Associate Professor of Theology, and also specializes in Missions and World Christianity. His other areas of interest includes Christian philosophy, research and education. He is currently appointed as President of Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna where he previously served as Coordinator of Post-Graduate Studies and […]

Bazil Bhasera

Rev. Bazil Bhasera is the Training Director for the Baptist Union of Zimbabwe. He serves as a pastor at Kadoma Baptist Church in Midlands, Zimbabwe. Bazil is an adjunct professor at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Zimbawe where he teaches Church History, Ministry of Worship, and Missiology. Bazil is also the author of two published […]

James Bledsoe

Dr. James Bledsoe is currently leading the Kenya Theological Education Team for the Baptist Mission of Kenya to implement a diversified theological education model. He also is a lecturer. Before coming to Africa, he served for 25 years in pastoral ministry in Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois (USA). In addition, he was the Director of Evangelism […]

Timothy Churchill

Dr. Timothy Churchill started out as an IT programmer, after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. After sensing the call to missions, he earned an MDiv and a PhD in Theology (Biblical Studies). He served four years at Evangelical University as a missionary, before moving to Cape Town, where he served three […]

John H. Ewart

Dr. John H. Ewart is the Associate Vice President of Global Theological Initiatives (GTI) and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Through his leadership position, he overseas global educational partnerships which include international seminary faculty development, mission board leadership training, institutional consultation, organizational development, theological education development and local church […]

Kristen Ferguson

Dr. Kristen Ferguson’s doctoral research at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary investigated evangelical faculty perceptions on online theological education. Her continued research focuses on online course design, blended learning, and online teaching best practices. Dr. Ferguson has presented at conferences including the Online Learning Consortium annual international conference, the Society of Professors of Christian Education, […]

Daniel Lowry

Daniel and his wife Kristen live in Tigoni, Kenya with their three children. He served as minister to students for 2 years during college in Louisiana, and then went on to serve as senior pastor for 8 years while also completing a Masters of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He currently […]

Pierre Mensah

Pierre Mensah is the director of the Benin Baptist Bible Institute since 2014 and also serves as a pastor.  Pierre has a degree from the National University of Benin in Sociology and Anthropology. He also holds a Theology degree from ESBTAO, West Africa Baptist Advanced School of Theology, Lomé, Togo. He is married with 4 […]

Prasad Phillips

Dr. Prasad Phillips is a theological educator, equipping church and mission leaders. He completed his Graduate and Postgraduate studies in Philosophy from Madras University. After earning his BD, was involved in grass-root level theological training. He then completed his MTh in Missiology; both degrees are from Serampore University. Thereafter, was involved in equipping Christian leaders […]

Kevin Rodgers

Dr. Kevin Rodgers and his wife, Suzie, are from North Carolina in the U.S., but they have lived and served in Africa for 22 years. Kevin served in pastoral ministry in the U.S. prior to coming to Africa. He has worked as a church planter, seminary lecturer and mission leader across Central and Eastern Africa. […]

Anthony Shelton

Anthony has been in Uganda for 16 years. He holds a BS in Physics from University of Texas at Arlington, a MaTh from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from Princeton Seminary. He is currently a lecturer and administrator serving along with his family under the IMB Baptist Mission of Uganda.

D’Anna Shotts

Ms. D’Anna Shotts is an IMB missionary who has served for 29 years as the Seminary Librarian at Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria. Ms. Shotts holds a B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University, an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois, and has also studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She worked at several public […]

Dwight Singer

Dr. Dwight Singer has invested in fostering formal theological education in Africa for over three decades. Though now based in the U.S., he served as a full-time faculty member in Nigeria, notably at Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, for 2½ decades. He taught largely biblical studies and hermeneutics from undergraduate to doctoral levels, and occasionally theology […]

Jeff Singerman

Dr. Jeff Singerman is the Globalizations Associate for Sub Sahara Africa. He collaborates with African leadership from 37 countries and 64+ Baptist conventions located in those countries for local, regional and international mission initiatives. His time is spent building relationships with African Baptist leaders, casting vision, bringing in volunteers to partner with the Unions and […]

Kevin Smith

Dr. Kevin Smith is a lover of one God, a husband to one wife, a father to one son, and a student for life. He holds a DLitt in Greek from the University of Stellenbosch and a PhD in Theology from SATS. After serving as the Head of Academics since 2004, he became the Principal […]

ABTEN 2019 Conference Speakers

Dr. Kevin Rodgers

Theological Education Associate, IMB

Kenneth Mbugua

Managing Director, Ekklesia Africa

Misheck Zulu

Baptist Theological Seminary of Zambia

Godfrey Harold, ThD, PhD

Senior Academic, Cape Town Baptist Seminary

Elizabeth Mburu, Ph.D.

Regional Coordinator, Langham Literature

Sylvain Allaboe, PhD

Director, WABAST/ESBTAO, Togo

Phil Barnes, PhD

Theological Education Associate, IMB, Malawi

Jacob Kasule

Bible School Director, East Africa, Macedonian Call Inc.

Moses Audi, PhD

President, Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria

ABTEN 2018 Conference Speakers

Charles Karuri

SOMA Program Manager, Ekklesia Afrika

Dr. Chuck Lawless

Vice-President for Spiritual Formation, Southeastern Seminary

Dr. Kevin Rodgers

Theological Education Associate, IMB

Dr. Linzay Rinquest

Registrar & Lecturer, Cape Town Baptist Seminary

Elizabeth Mburu, Ph.D.

Regional Coordinator, Langham Literature

Jason Wright

Team Leader, Reaching & Teaching International Ministries

Mr. Zane Pratt

VP for Global Training, IMB

Ms. D’Anna Shotts

Librarian, Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria

Peter Sumner

Director, Cape Town Baptist Seminary Foundation

Rev. Bazil Bhasera

Training Director, Baptist Union of Zimbabwe

Rev. Ebele Adioye, Ph.D.

President, IBFPM, Côte d’Ivoire

Rev. Ezron Musonda

Lecturer, Baptist Theological Seminary of Zambia

Rev. James Bledsoe, Ph.D.

Academic Dean, Kenya Baptist Theological College

Rev. Joseph Kamau

Acting Principal, Kenya Baptist Theological College

Rev. Patrick Dube

Baptist Theological Seminary of Zimbabwe

Rev. Prof Emiola Nihinlola, Ph.D.

President, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso

Rev. Reuben Ishaya Chuga, Ph.D.

President, Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna, Nigeria

Ronnie Davis, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Cape Town Baptist Seminary

Ryan Hutchinson

Executive Vice President (COO), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Trevor Yoakum, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Ecole Superieure Baptiste de Theologie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest