Dr. Vince Bantu (PhD in Semitic and Egyptian Languages, CUA) is an Assistant Professor of Church History and Black Church Studies at Fuller Seminary. Dr. Bantu teaches primarily on Fuller’s Houston campus, where he also serves as a liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies and networks with African American churches, pastors, and students. Additionally, he has years of pastoral experience in African American, Asian American, and Hispanic churches, as well as extensive involvement in multicultural urban communities. He also directs the Meachum School of Haymanot, which provides theological education for urban pastors and leaders.
His dissertation married his interests in African Christianity and social identity. He is the author of numerous articles on global Christianity, including studies of Syriac and Nubian Christianity, apologetics, justice, evangelism, and African American theology. His books include A Multitude of All Peoples: Engaging Ancient Christianity’s Global Identity and Gospel Haymanot: A Constructive Theology and Critical Reflection on African and Diasporic Christianity.