Rev. Ekoka A. Molindo is one of a long line of African pastors from
Cameroon, West Africa. In fact, his great-grand father, chief Joseph
Motutu Mukongo was one of the first ordained Cameroonian pastors
in the English speaking region of Cameroon (1917).
Rev. Molindo was raised Presbyterian. His great-grand father and
grand father were ordained Presbyterian pastors and his father is
a lay Presbyterian preacher. He attended secondary and High School
in Cameroon. He then attended and graduated from the University
of Calabar in Nigeria ( 1981-1985). Rev. Molindo taught and was
Chaplain at Saker Baptist High School, Umbe Cameroon from 1986-1988.
In 1988-1990 the author attended the North American Baptist Seminary
and the University of Sioux Falls, both in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
USA. He received the Degrees of Master of Arts in Counseling and
Master of Education. He then returned to Cameroon where he was senior
pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the oldest Christian Church in
Cameroon and was also principal of National Comprehensive High School
in Umbe, Cameroon.
Over the years, United Methodist people have given Rev. Molindo
great support. This made it possible for him to return to the United
States in 1992. Upon arrival, he began graduate studies at the University
of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) toward the Doctor of Educational Administration
Degree. While at UNO, Rev. Molindo has preached at many area churches.
He has also organized the Association of African Students, has been
appointed Director of International Student Services and is serving
as assistant campus pastor at UNO.
Rev. Molindo's ultimate goal is to have Study Bibles printed in
a common language of the people of West Africa, Pidgin English.
Rev. Molindo is presently a member of the United Methodist Church
and was ordained a deacon by the Iowa Annual Conference of the United
Methodist Church in June, 1995.
Rev. Morris Hurd,
Red Oak Circuit United Methodist Church,
IOWA 51566-1834 USA.