Profile of the President
Rev Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi holds PhD and MPhil (Distinction) degrees in Biblical Studies from The University of Sheffield, UK (2007) and University of the Western Cape, South Africa (1999) respectively. He joined the School of Theology and Ministry (STM), then Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary (GBTS), in 2000 as a lecturer and subsequently appointed the Development Officer of the school. He was appointed President of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) on 1 August 2016.
Born on 25 October 1956 at Kukuom in the Brong/Ahafo Region of Ghana, Rev Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi had his early childhood education at Anglican Primary School, Kukuom (1962-68); and Local Authority Middle School, Kukuom (1968-72), where he obtained his Middle School Leaving Certificate (MSLC).
He continued his education at the then Mampong Technical Teachers Institute [now Mampong Technical College of Education], Asante- Mampong (1972-74); Tamale Technical Institute [now Tamale Polytechnic], (1974-75); and Kumasi Polytechnic (1976-79). His love for God and the Christian Ministry ended him up in Christian Service College (now Christian Service University College) in 1991, where he obtained his GCE “O” Level (1992), Diploma in Biblical Studies and External Diploma in Theology from the University of Ghana, both in 1994. He furthered his theological education at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, where he obtained his BA (Hons) with First Class, and MPhil with Distinction in 1998 and 2000 respectively. In 2003, he enrolled at the renowned Department of Biblical Studies at The University of Sheffield, UK, where he obtained his PhD in 2007.
Career in academia: Rev Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, until his appointment as President was the Dean of STM (2013-2016). He has taught in many tertiary institutions at both undergraduate and graduate levels on full-time and part-time: Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary, Kumasi, Ghana (2000-2002); Christian Service College, Kumasi, Ghana (2000-2002); The University of Sheffield, UK (2004-2005); Northern Baptist College, Manchester, UK (2008-2009); Springdale College, Leeds, UK (2012-2013); Ghana Baptist University College, Kumasi, Ghana (2010-2016); Christian Service University College, Kumasi, Ghana (2012). He serves as Extraordinary Researcher at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Dr Adu-Gyamfi has been External Examiner for Masters’ Thesis of the Christian Service University College and adjudicator for Old Testament Essays, a highly respected international journal. Rev Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi is a member of Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), a renowned worldwide organisation of biblical scholars. He was SBL’s On-Campus Students Representative for The University of Sheffield. As a Researcher, he publishes in international journals such as Old Testament Essays (OTE), Scriptura and Obgomosho Journal of Theology (OJOT). His research interest is the Old Testament and African Christian beliefs and practices.
Career in Christian Ministry
Rev Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi was commissioned and ordained in 1994 and 1995 respectively by the Ghana Baptist Convention. He was accredited as Baptist minister by the Baptist Union of Great Britain in 2007. He has served as Senior Pastor of Believers Baptist Temple, Kumasi, Ghana (1994-1996, 2013-Present), Lofdal Baptist Church, Cape Town, South Africa (1998-99), and Head Pastor of Berean Baptist Temple churches in Sheffield and Manchester, UK (2005-2013).
Services to GBUC: Dr Adu-Gyamfi has contributed immensely to GBUC by serving on the Academic Board, Executive Management and Budget Committees. He has also initiated projects and collaborations for the University College.
Awards and scholarships: At the Christian Service College, Kumasi, he won the Christian Ministry Award in 1994. He received scholarship from the Ulting Overseas Trust, UK, for his BA (Hons) and MPhil studies at University of the Western Cape, South Africa. At The University of Sheffield, he received the Overseas Research Scheme Award that enabled him pay his tuition fees as “Home Student”.
Rev Dr Yaw Adu-Gyamfi is married to Victoria and they are blessed with four children: Kwaku, Kwasi, Afia and Kofi.