Dr. Bosco Bangura

Dr Bosco Bangura studied intercultural theology at Fourah Bay College (Sierra Leone), Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (Belgium), where, in collaboration with the Vrije Univerteit Amsterdam, he obtained a joint PhD in December 2013. He is completing a 3-year term as a postdoctoral fellow in African Pentecostalism at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa and missionary/associate pastor at Word Communication Ministries, an African Pentecostal church based in Brussels, Belgium. Previously, he served as Director of Evangelism and Ecumenical Relations, National Pentecostal Mission (Sierra Leone) and Academic Dean and senior lecturer in Missiology at The Evangelical College of Theology (Sierra Leone). He has taught courses, presented papers and led seminars at various theological colleges in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. He is married to Susan and they have one son, Jonathan.
His research, teaching and publications are in the fields of missiology, African church historiography and the intercultural theologies of Africa's newer Pentecostalism and its expressions among the African Diaspora in Belgium.

His most recent publications include: Joseph Bosco Bangura, "Theological Education for a Religiously Radicalized World: An African Pentecostal Assist." International Review of Mission 106, no 1 (2017): 151-166; and Joseph Bosco Bangura, "Pentecostalism, Poverty and Economic Development: Towards an Economics of Hope for Sub-Saharan Africa" pp. 211-223. In: P. Nullens and S. van den Heuvel, eds., Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.

During his time at the Academy of Mission, he will continue researching African Pentecostalism among the African Diaspora in Europe (with a focus on Belgium) and will complete writing an article on the topic “Christ’s pre-eminence, cosmic powers and African Pentecostalism.”