Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tokunboh Adeyemo (1944-2010)

Friends, it is with great sadness mixed with joy that I received and now pass along the news that Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo, giant of the faith in Africa and beyond, has gone home to be with Jesus.  Dr. Adeyemo was born and raised a devout Muslim in Nigeria, and aspired to be president.  The Lord had other plans.  After coming to know Christ in 1966, he became one of the giants of African Christianity in the 20th Century, recently editing and publishing the Africa Bible Commentary, the first Bible commentary ever written exclusively by African theologians.  A top-notch theologian and Bible teacher, his heart always remained for the evangelization of his Muslim brothers throughout his continent and beyond.  Linked below is his plenary speech (his testimony) from Urbana '96, and also a blog eulogy from an African brother.

Urbana Testimony
The Fall of an Iroko Tree

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