J. Nelson Jennings
J. Nelson Jennings
Editor - English
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J. Nelson Jennings was raised in a U.S.-American Christian home. After he completed the M.Div. at Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO), in 1986 the Jennings family moved to Japan as church-planting missionaries. In 1995 Jennings completed a PhD in Non-Western Christianity through Edinburgh University. Jennings taught at Tokyo Christian University (1996-1999) and at Covenant Theological Seminary (1999-2011), then served at the Overseas Ministries Study Center (2011-2015) and with GMI (Global Mapping International, 2016-2017). Since September 2015 Jennings has served as Mission Pastor, Consultant, and International Liaison for Onnuri Community Church, Seoul. He has published numerous articles and several books, including Theology in Japan: Takakura Tokutaro (1885-1934) and God the Real Superpower: Rethinking Our Role in Missions. Jennings and his wife Kathy have three adult daughters and three granddaughters.
Enoch Wan
Enoch Wan
Editorial Advisor
Enoch Wan is Research Professor of Intercultural Studies, Director of Doctor of Intercultural Studies, and Director of the Doctor of Education Program at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon, USA. He is Past President of EMS (Evangelical Missiological Society, two terms), as well as the National VP-Publications and Editor of the EMS Occasional Bulletin. Wan is also Editorial Advisor for Global Missiology English and is the Founder of Global Missiology in all of its linguistic versions. He also serves as a board member for both the Worldwide Bible Society (USA) and the Tien Dao Christian Media Association.
Wanjiru M Gitau
Wanjiru M Gitau
Wanjiru M Gitau is a global research professional. She looks for the good stories about how contemporary religious communities support upwardly mobile young adults as they navigate a world in flux. She connects stories of local communities with national, regional and global histories. Her upcoming publication entitled Megachurches, a Home for a Homeless Generation is scheduled to be published by InterVarsity Press. Gitau was born and educated in Kenya, but she has lived in quite a few places and traveled for service and research on every continent, including four countries of the Pacific Rim. She studied a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Literature (University of Nairobi), a Masters in Missiology (NEGST), and a PhD in World Christianity (Africa International University / University of Edinburgh). She is presently based at the University of Southern California, working on a research project funded by the John Templeton World Charity foundation (TWCF).
Guillermo Mac Kenzie
Guillermo Mac Kenzie
Guillermo Mac Kenzie was born and raised in Argentina. He earned an M.Div. in Buenos Aires and was ordained as a pastor. After seven years of ministry, he traveled to the US and earned a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Back in Buenos Aires, he is currently serving a Taiwanese Presbyterian Church that has called him to start the process of becoming a multicultural church. He is also part of the translation team of Project Nehemiah, part of the board of a church planting movement, an invited professor at Instituto Bíblico Buenos Aires, as well as husband and father of three children.
Thomas Oduro
Thomas Oduro
Thomas Oduro is President of Good News Theological Seminary in Accra, Ghana. He has been teaching at the seminary since 1986, currently serving as Associate Professor of History of Christianity and Study of African Christianity. He completed the M.A. degree in Systematic Theology (Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN) in 1994, and the Ph.D. in History of Christianity (Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN) in 2004. Oduro has written many articles and books, and he has served on editorial boards and ecumenical bodies. He served as Chairman, West African Association of Theological Institutions (2010-2015). Oduro is also Pastor of Christ Holy Church International, an AIC. He also serves as Board member, Organisation of African Instituted Churches (OAIC). Oduro is married to Jemima, and they have six children.
Gloria Tseng
Gloria Tseng
Gloria Tseng was born in Taiwan and grew up in California. She is single with no children. Tseng earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in History, Modern France (modern China second field), from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, since 2003 (History Department). Tsend has published in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research and Studies in World Christianity. She is editor of Cross-cultural Encounters: China and the Reformed Church in America (forthcoming, Wipf & Stock), has contributed a chapter in Giving Publicity to Our Thoughts: Journals of Asian and African Christians around 1900 and the Making of a Transregional Indigenous-Christian ‘Public Sphere’ (forthcoming, Harrassowitz Verlag), and has written The Search for a Chinese Church: Protestantism in Twentieth-century China (under contract with Bloomsbury).
Mary Wilder
Mary Wilder
Mary Wilder is currently serving as Adjunct Professor at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon, under the direction of Dr. Enoch Wan. Dr. Wilder graduated with a B.S. from Portland State College, then graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School with an M.D. in 1963. She served in Pakistan at the Shikarpur Christian Hospital from 1968 to 1984, with three additional periods of service, ending in 1987. After returning to Portland to care for her aged parents., Dr. Wilder's career changed to become an Assistant Professor in Intercultural Studies at Western Seminary. Mary thinks humor is an important part of God's plan for helping us cope with our busy lives of ministry!
Ruslan Zagidulin
Ruslan Zagidulin
Ruslan Zagidulin was born and raised in an interethnic Soviet family in Kyrgyzstan. At the age of 17 he converted to Evangelical Christianity from a Muslim background. Zagidulin graduated from Kyrgyz Technical University in 1998, majoring in cybernetics and engineering. He then attended Bishkek Bible School, earning another bachelor’s degree but this time in Christian Education in 2006. After part-time study until 2013, Zugidulin earned a master of theology degree. His speciality was Biblical Studies, with a second speciality in Contextual Missiology. This year he will begin PhD work in Missiology at Amsterdam Protestant University. Zagidulin has worked with several different Christian organizations, including the Bible League, Trans World Radio, Tearfund, and currently OneHope. He is married to Elena, and they have three sons: Roma, David, and Robert.