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Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.

Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.


Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen is a professor of missions, having previously taught for 18 years in Africa and the U.S. From 1997-2005, he worked with the Evangelical Free Church of America International Mission (now called Reach Global) and taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (now called African International University, AIU). As associate professor of missiology and chair of the missions department, he led the development of a missions emphasis within the M.A., M.Div., and M.Th. degrees, as well as an M.A. program in Islamic Studies. Mekonenn also taught at Denver Seminary for nearly eight years. For the last three decades, he has served as an evangelist, pastor, teacher, and missionary.

Mekonnen has published three theological books in the Amharic language, the national language of Ethiopia. He has also co-authored one book in English and has published Culture Change in Ethiopia: An Evangelical Perspective. Wipf & Stock, 2013, ISBN: 978-1625645166.

He holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies, an M.A. in Missions and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary; an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Communication from Assemblies of God Graduate School of Theology; and a B.Th. from East Africa School of Theology.


Theology of Mission
Culture Change
Economic and Cultural Issues in Mission


Published Books

The West and China in Africa: Civilization Without Justice, Wpif & Stock, Eugene, OR, 2015

Culture Change in Ethiopia: An Evangelical Perspective, Regnum, Oxford Press, London, UK, 2013

Published Article

“Christian Leadership in Africa: Effectively Challenging Cultural Contexts” in Contemporary African Missiology: Contribution of Contemporary Thoughts, Pgs. 74-103. 2009, Uzima Publishing House, Nairobi, Kenya.