Archbishop Ben Kwashi is giving the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life Public Lecture on Friday July 29th at 1 p.m – 2.30 p.m. (UK time – GMT+1) on  Ministry and Leadership in a Christian Community under Persecution.  All are welcome. Attendance is free.

The Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Argak Kwashi is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos and a former Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria.  He and his wife, Gloria, live in Jos, Plateau State, in Northern Nigeria.  They have six children: two doctors, a priest, a lawyer, an automobile engineer, and one still studying. They also have over 70 orphans living with them in their home.

Bishop Kwashi was born in Amper village (Plateau State) in 1955.  He grew up in a Christian home; his father was a noted teacher. He attended the Nigerian Military School, but when he received a clear call to go into ministry, he turned his back on a military career.  After ordination and marriage he served in a variety of rural and urban parishes, and then as Rector of a Theological College. He was consecrated and enthroned as Bishop of Jos in 1992. In 2018 he was appointed as the General Secretary of GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference).

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I will be chairing the lecture and discussion
Chris Sugden (Canon of Jos, Nigeria and EFAC Trustee).