Editorial Team

Managing Editors

Joshua Robert Barron
Research and Publications, ACTEA, Kenya
ORC ID  0000-0002-9503-6799

Joshua is from the USA but has been resident in Kenya since 2007.  He has had ministry internships in Papua New Guinea (1993) and India (1995 and 1998).  He has taught chemistry, missions, and church history courses at the university level, and has taught biblical studies, theology, christian history, and missions courses at the certificate level in both South Africa (2000–2001) and Kenya (since 2008).  He has co-written a book with his wife on congregational hermeneutics that has been published in three African languages (but not in any European languages).  He is a PhD candidate in World Christianity at Africa International University (Nairobi) and is on ACTEA’s staff.  He is a series editor of the African Christian Studies Series published by Pickwick Publications (Wipf and Stock) and of the forthcoming ReThinking Church in the 21st Century series published by Langham Literature.  He is a peer reviewer for several journals, including Priscilla Papers, and serves on the Editorial Board of HTS Theological Studies.  His publications can be followed at Google Scholar, Academia.edu, and ResearchGate.net.


Wanjiru M. Gitau
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and World Christianity, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida, USA
ORC ID 0000-0003-0963-2170

Wanjiru is Kenyan.  She has a background in education and earned her MA from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology and her PhD in Theology (World Christianity emphasis) from African International University (Nairobi).  Her Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered: Millennials and Social Change in African Perspective (IVP Academic, 2018) won the 2019 Christianity Today’s Book Award for the Global Church / Global Missions category. She currently teaches in the areas of World Christianity and Practical Theology.  She is active in the leadership of the Lausanne Movement and is on the editorial board of Global Missiology.  She is the lead volume editor of Globalizing Linkages:  The Intermingling Story of Christianity in Africa (Cascade Books, 2024).  Her publications can be followed at Academia.edu.


Martin Munyao
Senior Lecturer, Peace and International Studies, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya
ORC ID 0000-0003-3819-5619

Martin is a Kenyan missiologist.  He has an MTh in African Christianity and a PhD in Missiology.  He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Daystar University (Nairobi), where he also helps to oversee online learning.  His research areas are African Christianity, World Missions, Migration, Inter-faith Engagement, Decolonizing Theology in Africa, and Peacebuilding.  He was the lead co-editor of Online Learning, Instruction, and Research in Post-Pandemic Higher Education in Africa (Lexington Books, 2022) and of The African Church and COVID-19: Human Security, the Church, and Society in Kenya (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022).  His publications can be followed at Google ScholarAcademia.edu, and ResearchGate.net.


Tom Joel Obengo
Vice-Principal for Academic Affairs, Moffat Bible College, Kijabe, Kenya

Tom is from Kenya.  He has a standard BTh as well as a second BTh in Philosophy and Ethics, an MTh in Ethics, and a PhD in Bioethics.  He currently teaches philosophy, ethics, apologetics, and critical thinking at Moffat Bible College (Kijabe), where he also serves as Vice-Principal for Academic Affairs.  He teaches postgraduate students at two institutions in Kenya and one institution in South Africa.  He is also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town.  He has published articles, book chapters, and a book entitled The Quest for Human Dignity in the Ethics of Pregnancy Termination (Wipf and Stock, 2016).  His publications can be followed at Academia.edu.

Regional Editors


Ezekiel A. Ajibade
Senior Lecturer in Christian Preaching / Homiletics, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
ORC ID 0000-0003-0963-2170

Ezekiel is from Nigeria and has a background in Fine and Applied Arts and communications.  He then earned an MDiv in Theology and an  MTh in Christian Ethics before completing a PhD in Christian Preaching.  He currently teaches Christian Preaching and is the Region Director for the International Orality Network Africa.  He is the founding president of the African Homiletics Society.  He has authored numerous books and articles; these notably include Expository Preaching in Africa:  Engaging Orality for Effective Proclamation (HippoBooks, 2021).  His publications can be followed at Google Scholar and Academia.edu.


Chammah J. Kaunda
Assistant Professor of World Christianity and Mission Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
ORC ID 0000-0001-6879-6330

Chammah is from Zambia.  He currently teaches in the Global Institute of Theology, United Graduate School of Theology, Yonsei University.  He is also an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and a Research Fellow for the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR).  His books include The Nation That Fears God Prospers: A Critique of Zambian Pentecostal Theopolitical Imaginations (Fortress Press, 2019) and The Paradox of Becoming: Pentecostalicity, Planetarity, and Africanity (Peter Lang, 2023).  His publications can be followed at Google ScholarAcademia.edu, and ResearchGate.net.


Fohle Lygunda Li-M
Manager for Africa, Theology and Network Engagement, TearFund
ORC ID 0000-0003-0550-3363

Fohle is a well-known missiologist from DR Congo.  He is widely published in both French and English.  He has a DMin from Asbury (Kentucky, USA) and a PhD in Missiology from North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa).  He is the founder of Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche et d’Innovation (CIRI, www.ciri-rdc.net) formerly Africa Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (Kinshasa, DR Congo) and Extraordinary Researcher for North-West University.  His books include Transforming Missiology:  An Alternative Approach to Missiological Education (Langham Monographs, 2018) and Des missiologies importées: Leur incidence sur la formation théologique en Afrique francophone (LivresHippo, 2023).  His publications can be followed at Academia.edu and ResearchGate.net.


Marilyn Naidoo
Professor of Practical Theology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
ORC ID 0000-0001-8110-1636

Marilyn is from South Africa.  She has written broadly on spiritual formation and ministerial education.  One of her most recent books is Making Connections: Integrative Theological Education in Africa (Africa Sun Media, 2021), which she edited.  She is a professor at the University of South Africa in the area of Practical Theology with a focus on liberatory theological education engaging issues of social justice. Prior to her academic career she served with SIM/IFES in theological education in India and Nepal. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Practical Theology in South Africa and Religious Education Journal of Australia and previously for  Journal of Adult Theological Education (incorporated into Practical Theology in 2018).   She is also on the Advisory Boards of Stellenbosch Theological Journal and Acta Theologica.  Her publications can be followed at Google Scholar and ResearchGate.net.