Reverse in Ministry and Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe

An Historical Study of African Churches in Europe

by Israel Olofinjana



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/21/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781449095499
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781468504316

About the Book

There has been a recent shift in global Christianity from North to South. Christianity, particularly Pentecostalism, is growing day by day in the continents of Africa, Latin America and Asia whereas it is declining in the Western world. Africans are now bringing the Gospel back to Europe and other parts of the world. This reverse in missions has been a recent phenomenon and is the subject of this book.
This book documents the history and contributions of European missions in Africa. It then chronicles the history and development of African Churches in Europe, focussing on the UK. It is passionately articulated that these Churches are certainly contributing positively to global and local Christianity. The historical development of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) is documented to illustrate the impact African Churches are making in Europe. It is a book that is valuable to people interested in African Churches in the UK.

“The presence of so many vigorous and committed black churches is one of the bright spots on the horizon of churches in the UK. This work is a pioneering contribution to understanding where these churches are coming from, how they understand their mission in and to the UK and how they are likely to shape the future of Christianity in
these islands. It is very welcome.”

Dr Nigel Wright, Principal of Spurgeon’s College, London
“Rev Israel has produced a winning combination of research, history and practical theology with this wonderful piece. I believe it is essential reading for every leader who is serious about contemporary cross cultural ministry and mission in 21st century Britain.” Dr Jonathan Oloyede, Convener Global Day of Prayer, London

About the Author

Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is from South-western Nigeria and lived there for 26 years before relocating to the UK. He is an insider coming from a Pentecostal background and was actively involved in a Pentecostal Church in Ibadan, Nigeria for a period of 9 years. During his undergraduate days at the University of Ibadan he was involved in the Ibadan Varsity Christian Union (IVCU) which is renowned for its Evangelical heritage. Israel is now part of Brockley Churches Together, a local ecumenical initiative in South East London. He is also involved with Global Day of Prayer London (GDOP), a prayer movement that embraces different denominations and racial backgrounds.
He holds a Certificate in Ministry from Grace Bible Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria, has a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and MTh from South London Christian College. His research interests include Church History (African Pentecostal History), Biblical hermeneutics and Christian Apologetics. He has presented papers and published articles on African Churches in Europe. Israel is an Ordained and Accredited Baptist minister and co-pastors Crofton Park Baptist Church, a multicultural Church in South-East London. He is happily married to Lucy Olofinjana.