DomNwachukwu, Peter N(lemadim) 1952-
DomNWACHUKWU, Peter N(lemadim) 1952-
PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1952, in Amaimo, Ikeduru, Imo, Nigeria; son of Dominic Igbonekwu Nwachukwu (a farmer) and Alice U. Chioma (a farmer); married Catherine Nkemjurumafor Elegalam (a nurse), August 28, 1982; children: Chibuzo Emogene, Chisom Catherine, Chidimma Esther. Ethnicity: "Igbo." Education: Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, certificate in theology, 1974, B.Th., 1982; Ouachita Baptist University, AR, B.A.; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, M.Div., 1987, MACE, 1988, Ph.D., 1997. Religion: Christian.
ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—First Baptist Church, 120 Wetheral Rd., P.O. Box 1039, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Agent—Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 275 7th Ave., 28th Flr., New York, NY 10001.
CAREER: Minister and author. Nigerian Baptist Convention, pastor and denominational leader, 1968—, including pastor of Alaenyi Baptist Church, Ogwa, Mbaitoli, Imo State, 1970-71, Fegge Baptist Church, Onitsha, Anambra State, 1974-79, Emene Baptist Church, Enugu, 1982-84, and First Baptist Church, Owerri, Imo State, 1990-93; minister of education and youth, Joshua Tabernacle Baptist Church, Louisville, KY, 1994—; and senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Owerri. Ogbaru Boys High School, Ogbaru, Anambra State, teacher, 1979; The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University, staff writer, 1985-86; Animoe Baptist Conferences of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, executive secretary; public speaker; radio/television speaker.
In Search of Easy Life (film script; part of "Sharing Kola" series), Nigerian Baptist Convention, 1982.
Authentic African Christianity: An Inculturation Model for the Igbo, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 2000.
Contributor to Theologue.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Baptist work in Igboland.
SIDELIGHTS: Peter N. DomNwachukwu told CA: "As a writer, my primary motivation for writing is to help people to become better informed on the issues I write about so that they can make wise and lasting decisions. For example, in Authentic African Christianity, my aim is to help Igbo Christians to personally appropriate the Christian faith to themselves and make it an Igbo religion."