Rev. Yakubu Bulus Bakfwash, is Director of International Training and Research at the Center for Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation (CNCT), Rockford IL, USA.
In 2001 Bakfwash earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from the prestigious Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS), Jos, Nigeria. In 2005 he earned a Master of Divinity degree from African International University (formally NEGST) Nairobi, Kenya. In 2012, he earned Master of Arts degree in Global Leadership from Dallas Baptist University (DBU), Texas, USA. In 2014, he earned a Th. M (Master of Theology), degree in Evangelism and Intercultural studies from Trinity International University, (TIU) Deerfield, Illinois, USA. Bakfwash is currently a Ph.D. student in Educational Studies at Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, USA.
Prior to coming to the United States, Bakfwash was the Senior Pastor and Head of Chaplains at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) Jos, Nigeria. Also, Bakfwash was adjunct professor of Evangelism and Missions at Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS) in the greater Jos area of Plateau State, Nigeria.
It is exciting to join the Center for Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation (CNCT) in its philosophy of using nonviolence approach to resolving ethnic, political, religious, school, and family conflicts. Bakfwash must important mission in CNCT is to recruit and trained a Global Nonviolence and Peace Force. Bakfwash was greatly inspired by studying the nonviolence principles and the teaching of: Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bakfwash’s credo in life comes from the scripture “Blessed are the peace-makers for they shall inherit the earth.”
Bakfwash is Director, Church Revitalization and Intercultural Ministry for the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Brethren. He is Lead Pastor at GraceWay Church, Dundalk, Maryland.
Bakfwash now resides in the greater Baltimore area, Maryland. He is married to his lovely wife Diana, and together they have three beautiful daughters namely: Ms. Nenrit, Ms. Faith, and Ms. Tryphena.