Dr John Azumah is Associate Professor for World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary in the USA.
He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana who comes from a Muslim background. He studied Christian theology in Ghana and went on to pursue his graduate studies (Masters and PhD) in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the University of Birmingham, UK, graduating in 1998.
John has served as IDD for Anglophone Africa, on the Interfaith Advisory Council of the WCC, the Archbishop of Canterbury Building Bridges Seminar and as the founding director of the Interfaith Research and Resource Center of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
He has taught, supervised and examined theses at the graduate and post-graduates levels at the Henry Martyn Institute and Union Biblical Seminary in India; the Akrofi-Christaller Institute in Ghana; a visiting senior lecturer at the George Whitefield College in South Africa.
Dr Azumah is the author of The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa (Oxford: 2001); My Neighbour's Faith: Islam Explained for Christians (2008) and several articles and book chapters in academic journals and publications.