After completing the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate at Milton School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe I enrolled at the University of Rhodes, Grahamstown before joining the University of Uppsala for Classics and Theology. After being awarded my BA, BD I was awarded scholarships to do Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary Foundation, Hartford CT and American University in Cairo. Subsequently I taught at Makumira Theological College, near Arusha, now part of Tumaini University, Tanzania. Further studies, at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, this time in missiology resulted in the award of a ThD. Subsequently I was invited to lecture at the Selly Oak Colleges in Islamic Studies and Missiology in the context of which I became a recognized lecturer at the University of Birmingham.