Bulus Galadima photo 2014

Dr. Bulus Galadima, the new Dean of Biola University’s Cook School of Intercultural Studies, will be the speaker at ITS Chapel Tuesday, Oct. 28. Dr. Galadima will speak on the topic, “Loving Cities: Cultivating Godly Perception, Vision and Action.”

Born in Jos, Nigeria, Galadima grew up with his grandmother, a devout Christian. Despite ungodly influences in boarding school, he gave his life to Christ as a teenager at an open air meeting in Jos. Shortly thereafter he heard the call to be in ministry. He attended Jos Evangelical Church Winning All Theological Seminary (JETS), the largest evangelical graduate school in Nigeria, where he studied theology and communications. After graduation, he worked as Head of Hausa programs for Radio ELWA, the first Christian radio station in Africa. Galadima holds a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a master’s degree in political science from Northeastern Illinois University, and a master’s degree in systematic theology and church history from Wheaton College.

In 1994 Galadima returned as a professor to JETS, where his wife, Rose, was also a professor. He and Rose started Almanah Rescue Mission, a ministry which provides medical, educational, employment, Christian teaching, counseling and other support services to more than 1,000 widows and orphans in Jos. Together the Galadimas have been mentoring 15 pastors and their wives in Jos. After serving as the Provost/President of JETS for six years, he joined Biola in July. He and Rose have four children and three grandchildren.