Professor Babatunde Adedibu
Professor Babatunde Adedibu

By Olusola Duyilemi

Provost of the Redeemed Christian Bible College (RCBC), Pastor Professor Babatunde Adedibu, is now an Extraordinary Professor following his appointment to the new designation by the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

In a letter dated 7th March, 2023 and jointly signed by the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Prof. Vivienne Lawack, and Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Monwabisi Knowledge Ralarala, the University authority informed Prof. Adedibu that his new appointment was approved by the Joint Appointments and Promotions Committee of Senate and Council of the University on Tuesday 7th March, 2023.

Prof. Adedibu, a Professor of Church History and Missiology, is expected to bring his wealth of experience and expertise to bear on the academic life of the University through research, teaching, postgraduate supervision and consultancy services to the academic programmes of the University.

Prof. Adedibu had by this appointment added to his cap of success stories being the first full time head boy of RCBC to become Provost of the College as well as being the first RCBC Provost to be appointed a university professor following his appointment as Professor of Church History and Missiology by Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria on October 1, 2020.

Adedibu is a Co-Project Investigator and Grantee of Nagel Institute of Calvin University project on Engaging African Realities in conjunction with John Templeton Foundation research grant awarded for the research project entitled: The Politics and Poetics of Violent Prayers in Nigerian Pentecostal Churches”. The research team is made up of five interdisciplinary scholars. The project investigates what prayer litigants are doing when they pray “violent” prayers, and what possibilities their religious understanding and experience hold for building a theology of social change and transformation. 

This present appointment will run for three years and could be reapproved for another three years at its expiration.

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