Current Recipients

Junette Galagala-Nacion

Country: Philippines

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: An exploration of Pauline passages that reference Gentiles in order to consider how Christian identity is preserved and negotiated in the Filipino context

Caro Pineda A.

Country: Colombia

School: University of St. Andrews (UK)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: An exploration of shalom, justice, and kingship for contexts of injustice and political violence, especially Colombia

Sameh Ibrahim

Country: Egypt

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: How the Gospel of Mark speaks to the suffering of Egyptian Christians

Kazusa Okaya

Country: Japan

School: University of Durham (UK)

Area of Study: Christian Ethics

Research Focus: Reconciliation, repentance, and forgiveness, especially in public settings

Loulwa El Maalouf

Country: Lebanon

School: Columbia International University (USA)

Area of Study: Organizational Leadership

Research Focus: Wise planning for successful leadership transitions in seminaries

Jocabed R. Solano Miselis

Country: Panama

School: NAIITS (Canada/USA)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Indigenous theology from the Gunadule tribe

John Munayer

Country: Palestine

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: World Christianity

Research Focus: A new theology for Palestine rooted in the Late Ottoman practices of Christians, Jews, and Muslims

Hossam Garas

Country: Egypt

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: Islamic Studies

Research Focus: A Christian engagement with the concept of the Ummah

Sara Abdella Kedir

Country: Ethiopia

School: University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: Christian Ethics

Research Focus: “Following and Witnessing Jesus Christ” in the university students’ union in Ethiopia (EvaSUE)

Tsion Seyoum Meren

Country: Ethiopia

School: University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: An embodied reading of the Pauline conception of new life in Christ, with emphasis on Galatians and Romans

Karishma Samuel

Country: India

School: South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (India)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: Implications from Gospel narratives about Jesus for South Asian mythical narratives from antiquity.

Kevin

Country: Hong Kong, Philippines

School: De La Salle University (Philippines)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: Mental health care for those in vulnerable situations, especially refugees of various faith backgrounds.

Ruhama Gezahegn Worku

Country: Ethiopia

School: Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) (USA)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: How education helps to shape identity, especially in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

Shaiju Thomas

Country: India

School: Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) (USA)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: Holistic student formation at theological institutions.

Emmanuel Tettey

Country: Ghana

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: Islamic Studies

Research Focus: How Christian & Muslim financial systems, especially microfinance, might intersect for the common good.

Medhat Fayez

Country: Egypt

School: Fordham (USA)

Area of Study: Church History

Research Focus: How the early Church fathers developed Christian identity, and how this grounds Egypt’s Evangelical churches today.

Laise Sindra

Country: Brazil, Thailand

School: Payap University (Thailand)

Area of Study: Peacebuilding

Research Focus: How Christian NGOs can combat human trafficking, especially of children, in Southeast Asia’s violent contexts.

Manuel Ramos

Country: Colombia

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: A Christian ethics from the Old Testament for Latin American social issues such as corruption & migration.

Emil

Country: Kyrgyzstan

School: Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan)

Area of Study: Philosophy of Religion

Research Focus: The role of faith (including church attendance, personal & communal prayer, & theological education) in physical healing in Kyrgyzstan’s secular, atheistic culture.

Hilda Navarro

Country: Mexico

School: Seminario Teológico Centroamericano (SETECA)(Guatemala)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: A student-focused pedagogy to improve theological education at Nazarene seminaries in Mexico.

Bear

Country: Russia

School: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Area of Study: Practical Theology

Research Focus: How Christian counseling might reach unbelievers in Russia’s secular, atheistic culture.

Mirzabek

Country: Uzbekistan

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: How the Evangelical Church is contributing to Uzbek society, especially in relation to Islam

Dina Bishay

Country: Egypt

School: Princeton Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: An analysis of how politics & culture have affected education in Egypt, especially Christian education

Kiran Sharma

Country: Nepal

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Practical Theology

Research Focus: Christian financial stewardship in Nepal.

David Lian

Country: Myanmar

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: How suffering forms community identity in the book of Philippians.

Evangeline

Country: China

School: Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) (USA)

Area of Study: Educational Studies

Research Focus: Secularization and postmodernism in China.

Elilo Ezung

Country: India

School: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: The doctrine of the Holy Spirit in relation to traditional Naga perspectives.

Haruna Mogtari

Country: Ghana

School: University of Ghana

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Christian-Muslim relations in Ghana in the face of rising extremism.

Guillermo Velilla

Country: Colombia

School: University of Oxford (UK)

Area of Study: Oriental Studies

Research Focus: Syntax in Proverbs to equip the Latin American Church for better exegesis.

Nathan Somanathan

Country: Sri Lanka

School: University of Birmingham (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Orthodoxy as a basis for Christian engagement with Buddhists.

Francis Matthew

Country: India

School: Bristol/University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: The silence of God in Old Testament rape narratives.

Pavani Paul

Country: India

School: Wycliffe College (Canada)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: An analysis of the psalms of lament as a means for healing from suffering and trauma.

Yosam Manafa

Country: Uganda

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The changing demographics of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement and its missional impact in Uganda.

David Hayfron

Country: Ghana

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Herbal healing in Ghana and its missiological impact, especially in relation to faith healing practices.

Habtamu Kebede

Country: Ethiopia

School: Asian Theological Seminary (Philippines)

Area of Study: Contextual Theology

Research Focus: A Biblical theology of prophecy for the current Ethiopian prophetic movement.

Wubshet Senbe

Country: Ethiopia

School: Africa International University (Kenya)

Area of Study: Interreligious Studies

Research Focus: The influence of political Islam on contemporary Ethiopia.

Shurhisieu Meyase

Country: India

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: How Christian morality and traditional Naga morality intersect in context of modern attempts to revive tribal practices.

Hepziba Arputharaj

Country: India

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Nonphysical violence (verbal, emotional, & psychological abuse) in marital relationships in Christian families in India.

Mariana Schietti

Country: Brazil

School: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: The divine definition of goodness in Genesis 1.

Lucas Nascimento

Country: Brazil

School: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: An examination of the last speech of Job.

Walid Zailaa

Country: Lebanon

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Geography and space in Isaiah 2 in relation to conflicts in the Middle East.

Ramsis Saleeb

Country: Egypt

School: Heidelberg University (Germany)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Focus: The theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in relation to Athanasius of Alexandria.

Saralen Tran

Country: Vietnam

School: Asia Graduate School of Theology (Philippines)

Area of Study: Transformational Learning

Research Focus: Factors that limit the success of students from ethnic minorities at theological schools in Vietnam.

Kanat

Country: Kyrgyzstan

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: Theological analysis of the work of Chinghiz Aitmatov, one of Kyrgyzstan's best-known writers.

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Country: Russia

School: University of South Africa

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: The mission work of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Radostin Marchev

Country: Bulgaria

School: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Area of Study: Theology

Research Focus: The Virgin Mary's place in theological dialogue between Orthodox and Protestant Christians.

Michelle Mingyue Kang

Country: China

School: Fuller Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The historical roots of Sinicization, with particular emphasis on the legacy and thought of public theologian Bishop Ding Guan Xun (known as K.H. Ting in the West).

Andry Randrianasolo

Country: Madagascar

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: The casting out of demons and laying on of hands in Lutheran missions.

Jean Musavuli

Country: DR Congo

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: Reconsidering the message of Nehemiah and its applicability to Christian leadership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rania Hendy

Country: Egypt

School: Asbury Theological Seminary (USA)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: A comparative analysis of the "Oracles Concerning Egypt" in the major prophets as a way to understand modern Egyptian identity.

Tony Deik

Country: Palestine

School: Trinity College Bristol (UK), University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: New Testament

Research Focus: Crafting a theology of missions and social justice from Acts.

Sara Amestegui-Deik

Country: Bolivia

School: Bristol Baptist College (UK), University of Aberdeen (UK)

Area of Study: Apologetics, Eschatology

Research Focus: How eschatology and apologetics impact the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Joshua Gomatam

Country: India

School: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA)

Area of Study: Old Testament

Research Focus: Comparing the ethical frameworks in the Hebrew Scriptures to that of other Ancient Near Eastern cultures and the Vedic culture of India.

Raymond Ayayee

Country: Ghana

School: Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology – Mission and Culture (Ghana)

Area of Study: Intercultural Studies

Research Focus: Holistic disciple-making and Africa’s transformation, especially the sociocultural impact of parachurch groups in Ghana.

Motuma Amante

Country: Ethiopia

School: University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Area of Study: Biblical Studies

Research Focus: The Role of Genealogies in the Antiquities of the Jews and the Gospel of Matthew

Featured Graduates

Dr. Eva Wong

Country: Malaysia

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Theology

Dr. Gerardo Corpeño

Country: El Salvador

School: Wheaton College Graduate School (USA)

Area of Study: Theology

Dr. Stavan John

Country: India

School: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (UK)

Area of Study: Systematic Theology

Mwawi Chilongozi

Dr. Mwawi Chilongozi

Country: Malawi

School: University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Area of Study: Practical Theology