Apostle Dr Christian Tsekpoe
Christian Tsekpoe is an ordained minister of The Church of Pentecost (CoP), in Ghana. He is the Director of Postgraduate Studies & Research as well as the Head of Mission Department of the Pentecost University, Accra – Ghana. He also serves as the national chairman for Home and Urban Mission Committee of the CoP in Ghana and pastors a congregation of about 800 members in the city of Accra. Prior to his current appointments, Christian Tsekpoe served as the coordinator for the School of Theological Education by Extension (STEE), in Pentecost University, from 2016-2019. He has also been adjunct lecturer in Pentecost Theological Seminary (PTS) Gomoah-Fetteh, Ghana from 2015-2016, a visiting lecturer in Birmingham Christian College, UK and Pentecost Theological Institute, SA. His research interests include Pentecostal missiology & contextualization, intergenerational missiology, witchcraft & demonology in Africa, African spirituality and missional leadership.
2020 PhD, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies – UK (in collaboration with Middlesex University – UK).
2010 MA (Theology and Mission), Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission and Culture, Akropong-Akwapem – Ghana
2008 BA Theology (First Class Honours) Pentecost University College, Accra – Ghana (in collaboration with University of Ghana-Legon).
1999 GCE ‘A’ Level West African Examination Council, (Private)
1993 GCE ‘O’ Level Anfoega Senior Secondary School, Afoega – Ghana
2003 B.Ed. (Home Economics) University of Cape Coast – Ghana
1997 3-Year Post-Secondary Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’, (With Distinction in teaching practice) Peki College of Education, Ghana
- Ability to design and teach a range of courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These include Intergenerational missions, Gospel and Culture, Witchdemonology, Pastoral Studies, Leadership Development, Mission in Pentecostal and Charismatic Settings, Contextualization, Pentecostal Exorcism, Research Methods and Christian Theology.
- Ability to contribute to curriculum development, review or enhancement in a manner that supports student learning.
- Take part in students’ assessment, supervise long essays and provide appropriate feedback to them.
- Coordinate and monitor the running of the University’s postgraduate programmes, including externally supported postgraduate training programmes to ensure quality control and maintenance of high academic standards.
- Coordinate the training of all Faculties in the identification and application and management of research and consultancy grants.
- A member of International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS)
- A member of International Fellowship of Mission as Transformation (INFEMIT)
- A member of the Yale-Edinburgh Group of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity (Yale-Edinburgh Group)
- A member of the African Pentecostal Theological Association (APTA)
Extra Academic Engagements
- External Examiner for postgraduate thesis: Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon – Ghana.
- Reviewer: Ghana Journal of Religion and Theology (GJRT)
- Reviewer: Pentecostalism, Charismatism and Neo-Prophetic Movements Journal (PECANEP)
- Reviewer: E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies (ERATS)
- Reviewer: E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (EHASS)
- Intergenerational Missiology: An African Pentecostal-Charismatic Perspective (Oxford: Regnum Books, 2022).
- “Changing Metaphors in African Theologies: Influences from Digital Cultures” Studies in World Christianity 28/1 (2022): 71-86.
- “Direct Mentoring as a Model of Discipleship in Multigenerational Contexts: Experiences from an African Pentecostal Church” Pentecostal Education: A Journal of the World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education (WAPTE) 6/1 (2021): 21-33.
- “Navigating the shades and nexus of Ghanaian Pentecostalism(s): A search for an appropriate metaphor” Ghana Journal of Religion and Theology 10/1 (2020): 27-46.
- “African Traditional Oath-Swearing: An Evaluation from a Ghanaian Pentecostal Perspective”, E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 1/5 (2020): 131-138.
- “Contemporary Prophetic and Deliverance Ministry Challenges in Africa”, Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies 36/4 (2019): 280–291.
- Book Review: Markin, Jimmy, Transmitting the Spirit in Missions: The History and Growth of the Church of Pentecost (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019), PNEUMA 42/2 (2019): 257-359.
- “A Theological Reflection on the Development of Mission Models in The Church of Pentecost and their Implications for the Future of Pentecostal Mission in Ghana.” Pentecost Journal of Theology and Mission 3/1 (2018): 24-44.
- “Towards a Contextual and Effective Engagement of the African Spirit World” in Wonsuk Ma, Emmanuel Anim and Rebekah Bled (Eds) Proclaiming Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit: Opportunities and Challenges (Tulsa, OK: Oral Roberts University, 2020): 213-230.
- “Pentecostal Christians’ Response to Witchcraft and Demonology in Ghana: The Contributions of Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah to Pentecostal Exorcism in Africa” in Lord, Elorm-Donkor and Clifton Clarke (Eds) African Pentecostal Maturing: Essays in Honour of Apostle Opoku Onyinah. (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2018): 142-160.
- Tsekpoe, Christian and Onyinah, Opoku “Satanic Voices from Biblical Perspectives” in Opoku Onyinah and Michael Ntumy (Eds) The Church of Pentecost, Impacting Generations. Accra: Pentecost Press, 2016: 67-78.
Selected Conference Papers Presented
- “Contextual Missiology And The Generations In Africa: A Ghanaian Pentecostal Perspective” A Paper presented at the 15th Assembly of the International Association of Mission Studies, in Sydney Australia from on 10th July, 2022.
- “Ecclesiological appraisal of Christian values and principles in the public sphere: A Response to Dr Peter White”. A paper presented at James McKeown Memorial Lectures, held December 4 and 5, 2021 at Pentecost University, Accra-Ghana.
- “Changing Metaphors in African Theologies: Influences from Digital Cultures” A Paper presented at the Yale-Edinburgh Conference on World Christianity, June 22, 2021.
- “Prophetism and Evangelism in Africa – Emancipation or Servitude?” A Paper Presented at the Conference of World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Arusha – Tanzania on March 9, 2018.
- “Discipleship and Ordained Ministry in the Church of Pentecost, Ghana” A Paper Presented at the Conference of World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Arusha – Tanzania on March 12, 2018.
- “The Shift in the Centre of Christian Vitality to the Global South: Implications for African Pentecostal Christianity” A Paper Presented at the Conference of African Pentecostal Theologians on 21st November 2017 at Pentecost Theological Seminary, Gomoah-Fetteh.