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Samuel B. Adubofuor (Dr.)

Samuel B. Adubofuor (Dr.)

Dean Faculty of Humanities | HOD Department of Theology | Senior Lecturer

Email: [email protected]

    Has considerable experience in undergraduate and graduate level theological education, higher educational management, academic programme development and accreditation.


Educational Qualifications

  • PhD (Evangelical Christianity), University of Edinburgh, 1994.
  • MTh (Non-Western Christianity), University of Aberdeen, 1987.
  • BA (Religions with Sociology), University of Ghana, Legon, 1982.


Areas of Specialisation:

  • Evangelical Christianity
  • Church Growth
  • African Traditional Religion


Service to the Community

Christian Service University College, Chairman:

  • 2016 - : Examinations Malpractice Investigation Committee
  • Aug. – Sept. 2015: Students’ Handbook Review Committee
  • 2012-2016: Statutes Review Committee
  • 2012-2013: Library and Bookshop Committee
  • 2011-2012: Strategic Plan Review Committee

Other Institutions

  • Jan. 2019 – Date: Assistant Editor, Ghana Study Bible Project of Bible Society of Ghana.
  • Dec. 2018 - Date: Reviewer: Ghana Journal of Religion and Theology, University of Ghana
  • Dec. 2018 - Date: Reviewer: E-journal of Religious and Theological Studies, KNUST
  • 2002-2005:  Council Member, Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • 2000-Date:  Board Member, Oasis Christian Academy, Kumasi.
  • 2000-Date:  Advisor, Mt. Olivet School, Kumasi.
  • 1998-2014:  Board Member, Freeman Centre of Methodist Church Ghana.

Methodist Church Ghana

  • Dec. 2016 – Dec. 2018: Chairman, 180th Anniversary Committee, Wesley Cathedral, Kumasi.
  • 1995-2009: Writer of Bible Lesson Notes, MCG Publication
  • 1999 – 2000: Conference Member, MCG.
  • 1995-2008: Synod Member, Kumasi Diocese, MCG.
  • 1986-Date: Bible Class Leader, Wesley Cathedral, Kumasi.
  • 1976-Date: Local Preacher, MCG.
  • 1998-2014: Board Member, Freeman Centre of Methodist Church Ghana.
  • 6 June 1971 – date: Confirmed Member, Methodist Church Ghana (MCG).



  • Associate, Hour of Visitation Choir and Evangelistic Association
  • Associate, Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students
  • Associate, Scripture Union, Ghana
  • Life Member, Bible Society of Ghana
  • Honorary Consultant, Window of Hope Foundation (NGO), Kumasi.
  • Board Member, Asafo Agyei Foundation, Kumasi.


Published Peer reviewed articles / Book Chapters/ Academic books

  1. Asamoah, P.K.B., S.B. Adubofuor, Obodai and F.O. Agyemang. (2018). The use of children in cocoa production in Sekyere South District in Ashanti Region, Ghana: Is this child labour or apprenticeship training? International Journal for Agricultural Research Innovation and Technology, 8 (1), 38-43.
  2. Adubofuor, S.B. & Mark Nso-Yine (2017). Migration and mission: The planting of Frafra churches in AshantiGhana Journal of Religion and Theology7(1), 97-121.
  3. Adubofuor, S.B. (2009). Christianity and science: Friends or foes. In C.O. Marfo (Ed.). Reflections on Religion and Science: Proceedings from 1st Religion and Science Conference. (pp. 37-43). Kumasi, Ghana. Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
  4. Adubofuor, S.B. (2009). Religion and witchcraft: The experience of the Akan of Ghana. In G.P. Hagan (Ed.). Proceedings of European Union Cultural Initiatives Support Programme Conference on Witchcraft and Human Human Rights.  (pp. 22-28). Accra, Ghana. Cultural Initiatives Support Programme - European Union.
  5. Adubofuor, S.B. (2009). Islam and African religions: A study of the Islamic interaction with traditional African religions and a case study of the Asante encounter with Islam. Aberdeen University MTh Seminar Paper. Kumasi: Savant Grafix.
  6. Adubofuor, S.B. (1996). Contemporary Ghanaian Theology in the Light of the Scriptures. Adubofuor. In S.B. Adubofuor (Ed.). Some contemporary Christian concerns about ministry. (pp. 20-25). Proceedings of Christian Service College Alumni Re-Union Seminar. Kumasi, Ghana. Christian Service College. Kumasi, Ghana.


Articles under review

  • Adubofuor, S.B. (2015) Roots of revival: Evangelical parachurch movements in twentieth century Ghana (PhD Thesis re-worked for publication by Regnum Africa).
  • Akan Cosmology in Contemporary Perspective: An Exposition (Re-worked extracts from MTh Thesis).

Research in Progress

  1. The Growth of Frafra Community Baptist Church in Ashanti
  2. The Christian Value of African Traditional Religion
  3. Neo-Pentecostalism in Methodist Church Ghana: A Case Study of Kumasi Diocese
  4. Christian Missions and Development of Western Education in Ghana


Non-Peer reviewed Publications

  • Adubofuor, S.B. (1997). Biblical Ethics. Course Book for Extension Course Programme - Certificate in Biblical Studies. Kumasi, Ghana: Christian Service College.
  • Adubofuor, S.B. (1996). Evangelism and Church Growth. Course Book for Extension Course Programme, Certificate in Biblical Studies, Kumasi, Ghana: Christian Service College.
  • Adubofuor, S.B. (1995). Church History Survey. Course Book for Extension Course Programme, Certificate in Biblical Studies. Kumasi, Ghana: Christian Service College.

Conference Papers

  1. Adubofuor, S.B. (2012). The contribution of Wesley College to national developmenti Including educationPaper presented at the Armstrong-Amissah Memorial Lectures, organized in connection with the celebration of the 90th Anniversary of Founding of Wesley College, Wesley College, Kumasi, Ghana, November 16, 2012.
  2. Adubofuor, S.B. (2012). African traditional religion and the Christian gospel. Presented at Ghana Evangelism Committee National Congress on Evangelization, Legon, Ghana, July 30-3 August 2012.
  3. Adubofuor, S.B. (2009). Religion and witchcraft: The experience of the Akan of Ghana. Paper presented at Cultural Initiatives Support Programme - European Union Conference on Culture, Witchcraft and Human Human Rights, Kumasi, Ghana, 22 June 2009.
  4. Adubofuor, S.B. (2008). Christianity and homosexuality: What makes them incompatible bedfellows. Paper presented at Christian Service University College Department of Theology Faculty Seminar, Kumasi, Ghana, October, 2008.
  5. Adubofuor, S.B. (2008). Christianity and science: Friends or foes? Response Paper presented at KNUST First Conference on Science and Religion, Kumasi, Ghana, June 22, 2008.
  6. Adubofuor, S.B. (2008). Emergence of mainline Christianity in GhanaInformation Paper for Lausanne Congress 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2008.
  7. Adubofuor, S.B. (2008). Evangelical work among students: From the United Kingdom to Africa. Information Paper for Lausanne Congress 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2008.
  8. Adubofuor, S.B. (2005). From anti-clericalism to sacerdotalism: A review of the paradigm shift in evangelical attitude to church ministry. Paper presented at Faculty Seminar of Christian Service University College Department of Theology, Kumasi, Ghana November 23, 2005.
  9. Adubofuor, S.B. (2005). Discipleship: Hard lessons from the master. Paper presented at Challenge Enterprises National Pastors and Church Leaders Conference, Organized by Challenge Enterprises of Ghana, Takoradi, September 12-16, 2005.
  10. Adubofuor, S.B. (2004). Moving the church forward: The role of church Leaders. Paper presented at Anglican Diocese of Kumasi Seminar for Clergy, Wardens and Parish Clerks, Kumasi, Ghana, March 25-26, 2004.
  11. Adubofuor, S.B. (2002). The Stool and the Cross: a comparative account of Akan tradition and Christian leadership in Ghana. Paper Presented at Meeting of Visiting African American Baptist Students, Kumasi, Ghana, October 1, 2002.
  12. Adubofuor, S.B. (2001). Religion and leadership: An exposition of the basis of legitimacy and sacralization of leadership in Akan society. Response Paper presented at University of Ghana Conference on Religion and Leadership Among the Akan, Legon, Ghana, 15-16 August 2001.
  13. Adubofuor, S.B. (1999). Ghanaian Culture and Evangelism. Paper presented at Methodist Church Ghana - Kumasi District 3rd District Evangelism Consultation, Kumasi, Ghana, January 29, 1999.
  14. Adubofuor, S.B. (1996). Mission awareness: Is Christian missionary work an absolute ministry? A Paper Presented at Christian Service College Alumni Re-Union Seminar, Kumasi, Ghana, July 25-27, 1996.


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