Rev. Richard Wokoma, who serves the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a theological educator in Africa, will be visiting Zion, Bridgeville Sunday September 15th. He will be the guest preacher at the 8:00am & 10:30 am Divine Services and will give a presentation with Q & A at 9:15am between both services. A light brunch will be served.
Rev. Richard Wokoma was born in Africa. He graduated from Schiller International University, London, in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, and in 1986 with a master’s degree in international law. He then attended New York University and started on a doctoral degree. During this time, he decided to attend Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, where he received his Master of Divinity in 1997. During his seminary vicarage, he studied at Drew Theological School at Drew University, Madison, N.J., and received his Master of Sacred Theology degree focused on patristic and early Christian liturgies.
Once his seminary studies were completed, Rev. Wokoma returned to Africa to translate the Book of Concord into his native language, Kalabari. He also preached in local African congregations and conducted Bible studies and led devotions. In 2001, he received a call from the LCMS Texas District to serve in the Houston area. While in Texas, he served as director of the LINC Bible Institute and traveled to Africa several times to teach seminarians and pastors. In Sept. 2013, he accepted a call to be a theological educator in Africa. Since this time, he has been teaching and preaching at different congregations each week.