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Paul Bowers

Senior Advisor

About Me:

Education & Training

Paul Bowers spent the principal part of his career involved in theological education in Africa, from 1968 onward teaching at leading institutions in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. In 1976 he was assigned by the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) to launch what became the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA). In 1980 he was assigned by the World Evangelical Alliance to form what became the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), a global alliance of continental or regional associations of evangelical theological schools. He has remained active in supporting roles with both networks until recently. Paul grew up in Liberia, West Africa, the child of missionary parents. After post-secondary and post-graduate education in the United States, he completed a PhD in biblical studies at the University of Cambridge in England. He was involved with the Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology (AJET) from its inception in 1982, and with the specialist review journal BookNotes for Africa from its inception in 1996. He is also editor of Christian Reflection in Africa: Review and Engagement (Langham, 2018). Paul and his wife Evelyn have two adult children and two grandchildren. They officially retired in 2015, and in 2020 moved to a Christian retirement community near Wheaton IL, while remaining active in occasional projects.