- Education and leadership development
Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is a sea of tropical green vegetation nestled among dusty city streets bustling with 3.3 million people. Equally beautiful is the diversity of God’s sons and daughters who populate the seminary’s campus daily. As the church in Africa rapidly grows, these seminary students are preparing to lead missional ministries among their Muslim neighbors.
John serves as a professor and consultant for the Christian-Muslim relations program at the seminary. Originally started by RCA missionary Peter Ford, John is helping revitalize and restructure this critical leadership development program to equip pastors, evangelists, and church planters for a sensitive, Christ-centered witness among and dialogue with their non-Christian neighbors.