Pastor Abi joined St Andrews Baptist Church in July 2019 to serve as our pastor. In addidion to his pastoral role, Abi serves as an elder and deacon(trustee) and leads the ministry team of the church.
Abi has over 25 years’ cross-cultural ministry experience. His greatest passion is unashamedly to introduce people to the Lord Jesus Christ and to facilitate their personal spiritual growth and effective development in their Christian walk for the transformation of their given community, as well as to train the next generation of church leaders. For he believes that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only hope for humanity. To this end, he considers his life worth nothing to him, if only he may faithfully finish his God-given mission.
Abi was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) before moving (via Kenya) to Scotland in 2005. After a career as a teacher of Maths and Physics for three years, he pursued theological studies - earning, by God’s grace, not one but five degrees including a PhD in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible from the University of Aberdeen. He enjoys serving and encouraging others, exercising faith, networking, socializing, and walking.
He and his wife, Elisée (from the DRC), have children (Pistis, Elpis, and Isaac)!