Nurturing Leaders. Changing Lives.

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Lead on. We're with you.

For those who’ve heard God’s call to leadership, we’re here to make the journey with you, connecting you with what you need to flourish as difference-makers. That’s our commitment as the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. GBHEM.

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Hub Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Contact: Dr. Yed Angoran - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire ( or, Stephen Hendricks - Africa ( or, Jamisse Taimo - Mozambique (

The last five decades were the stage for many revolutionary and independence movements in the African continent. It was a time of civil war in many countries; in others, a time of profound economic development. The continent also has witnessed pandemics of AIDS, Malaria, and Ebola, leading to intense periods of famine, impoverishment and healthcare crises. Education is the key to addressing these challenges and growing in prosperity.

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is working in Africa to create a framework for global education that puts African countries in contact with partners in other African areas, as well as in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America. Regional association of African educational institutions include the Africa Association of United Methodist-related Theological Institutions (AAUMTI) and the Africa Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education (AAMIHE).

Theological Schools

West Africa
Cameroon: Faculté d’ Théologie Protestante, Yaoundé
Côte d'Ivoire: Institute Supérieur Théologie d’Abidjan-Doume
Ghana: Trinity Theological Seminary
Liberia: Gbarnga School of Theology
Nigeria: Banyam Theological College, Jos Seminary, Immanuel College, Methodist Theological College in Sagamu, Methodist Theological College in Umuahia, Hassan Odukale Theological School
Sierra Leone: Theological Hall and Church Center

East Africa
Burundi: Ecumenical Catholic University
Democratic Republic of Congo: Likasi and Mulungwishi Theological School, Kabongo Theological School, Kamina Theological School, Wembo-Nyama Theology School
Kenya: Bethany Christian College, St.Paul’s United Theological College, Kenya Methodist University
Rwanda: Gisenyi Bible College
Tanzania: Musoma Theological College
Uganda: Alpha and Omega, Makerere University, and Namilyango College

Southern and Central Africa
Angola: Emilio de Carvalho Seminary, Emanuel Unido Seminary
Mozambique: Ricatla Ecumenical Center and Cambine Theological School
Zimbabwe: Faculty of Theology at Africa University

Colleges & Universities

West Africa
Ghana: Methodist University College Ghana
Liberia: Methodist University of Liberia
Nigeria: Wesley University of Science and Technology
Sierra Leone: United Methodist University (in progress)

East Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo: Kamina Methodist University, Katanga Methodist University, Wembo-Nyama Methodist University, Kabongo Methodist University
Uganda: The United Methodist Bible College

Southern and Central Africa
Angola: Methodist University of Angola
Mozambique: Methodist University of Mozambique (in progress)
Tanzania: Methodist University (in progress)
Zambia: Methodist Center
Zimbabwe: Nyadire Teachers’ College, Africa University

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