Samuel Kiptalai Elolia

Dr. Samuel Kiptalai Elolia
Address2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28266

Professor of Christian Doctrine and World Christianity, Emmanuel School of Religion

B.Th., Ontario Bible College,
M.A., Acadia University,
Ph.D., Trinity College, University of Toronto,

Elolia, born and reared in Kenya, became a Christian during his teenage years. He received his Diploma from Scott Theological College in Kenya, the B.Th. from Ontario Bible College, the M.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and the Ph.D. from Trinity College, University of Toronto. His doctoral dissertation was entitled �Christianity and African Religions and Culture in Kenya: An Encounter Between the Africa Inland Mission and Marakwet Belief Systems and Culture.

Kip has most recently taught for six years at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wis. Before that, he was Hannah Cairns Fellow at Trinity College, University of Toronto, for a year and a tutor of graduate students for three years in the same institution, and a teacher in the Kerio Valley Secondary School in Kenya. He has served also as a youth minister.

Dr. Elolia has made several presentations at professional meetings and has contributed to several published works including Religion and the Democratization Process in the African States after the Cold War, Missionary Education in Africa During and After the Colonial Period, and African Expressions of Christianity: The Case of the African Inland Church.

He has been active in his community, serving on the board of a gang prevention program in Green Bay and as chair for the board for racial unity in northeast Wisconsin.

The Elolia family includes his wife, Robin, and two young children.

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