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Loum Is New EIIT Director

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that Rev. John Loum will serve as the Seminary’s director of the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology. Previously, Loum served as pastor of St. Augustine Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Ind., and missionary at-large to African immigrants in the Indiana District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Loum, a native of the Gambia West African, received seminary training from Sierra Leone Bible College, West Africa (1970), and Immanuel College, Ibadon, Nigeria (1976). He received a diploma in Islamic studies from Birmingham University, England (1982); B.A. degree with honors from Westminister of Oxford, England (1986); M.A. degree from Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Conn. (1995); and was colloquized by committee and certified in St. Louis, Mo. (1999). He also completed the doctorate of missology coursework at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1998 and is currently working on his dissertation. He and his wife, Hannah, have four sons, John, Hans, Cyril and Donald.

“It is exciting to be involved in guiding and training the African immigrants in North America,” Loum commented. “I look forward to a fruitful and blessed ministry among my fellow Lutherans at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.”

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