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Tite Tiénou, PhD Legacy Professor


  • Fuller Theological Seminary, MA and PhD
  • Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique, Maîtrise en Théologie
  • Nyack College, BS

Teaching Career:

  • Senior Vice President of Education, Dean, and Professor of Theology of Missions, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School—expertise in missions, theology, and the church in Africa
  • President and Dean, Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa
  • Faculty, Alliance Theological Seminary
  • Lectured or taught at various institutions around the world

Other Career Highlights:

  • Member, African Studies Association
  • Member, OMSC Study Group on Mission Issues
  • Senior mission scholar in residence, Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, CT
  • Research fellow, Yale Divinity School
  • Ordained pastor in the Central Church of the Christian Alliance denomination
  • Teacher/preacher, various churches in the United States and Africa
  • Recipient of the Contextualization Award granted by the School of World Mission for Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Member, International Advisory Council for Lausanne II (1986-1989)
  • Chairman Emeritus, International Council of Accrediting Agencies
  • Editor, Issues in African Christian Theology


  • Numerous publications, including The Theological Task of the Church in Africa, Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology, and Understanding Folk Religion

Courses Taught

African Theology and Religions
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