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SJUT MSALATO CENTER

In 1961, the late Bishop Alfred Stanway, then the Bishop of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika chose a site along the Dodoma-Arusha Road, ten kilometres north of Dodoma, to establish Msalato Bible School for the training of laity as catechists and evangelists. Since then Msalato has grown significantly as a centre of teaching, learning, research and Christian ministry formation.

In 1990, Msalato Bible School became Msalato Bible College in order to offer a two-year certificate course for those seeking ordination.

In 1996, the Dodoma Language Institute (DLI) was established as a project of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika to teach English skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) to those preparing to study at the college level as well as to laity and to the wider community.

In 1997, the three-year Diploma in Applied Theology course in English was introduced followed by the Diploma in Christian Ministry course in Kiswahili in 2001.

In 2001, the Bishop Madinda Christian Formation Centre was established at the village of Matumbulu, 20 kilometres South-West of Dodoma, to take over the training of the laity from Msalato.

In 2004, Msalato Bible College became Msalato Theological College in order to offer a three-year Bachelor of Theology degree, validated by a University in the UK.

The Diploma in Ministry Course in Kiswahili was discontinued in 2009 because of the new DCT requirement that all pastors must have Form IV as minimum formal education for joining the pastorate.

In August of 2009, a one-year Foundation in English course was begun as the first year of the Diploma in Applied Theology.  It was also open to those who wanted to study English for reasons other than continuing in Applied Theology.

In June 2010, Msalato Theological College was granted recognition by the Tanzania Commission for Universities as a teaching centre of St John's University of Tanzania, thus, having its degrees, diplomas and certificates accredited, through St John’s University of Tanzania.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

  1. Diploma in Applied Theology (3 years)
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theology (3 years)

The center also offers several non-University professional certificates and diplomas in various fields.

ADMINISTRATION

Acting Director, Msalato Centre

(And Principal, DCT Msalato Theological College)

Rev Canon Hilda Kedmond Kabia

DipTh (Theology, St Phillip’s Theological College, Kongwa), BA (Theology, University of Gloucestershire, UK), MA (Islam and Christian-Muslim Relation, St Paul’s United Theological College, Limuru, Kenya).

OTHER STAFF

Rev Ernest Godwin Ndahani

DipTh (Theology, St Philips Theological College, Dodoma), DipTh (Higher Education in Theology and Ministry, University of Durham St John's College, UK), BA (Applied Theology, St John's University of Tanzania), MA (Theological Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary, USA.

Rev David Wilson Mdabuko

DipTh (Applied Theology, Msalato Theological College, Dodoma), BA (Theology with Education,  St John's University of Tanzania),  MA (Theology and Contemporary Issues, St John's University of Tanzania).

Rev Canon Phanuel Lufingo Mung'ong'o

BTh (Theology, The University of Nottingham, UK), MA (Theology of Mission and Ministry, The University of Nottingham, UK).

Rev Caleb George Loan

BA (Theology, University of Gloucestershire, UK), MA (Theological Studies, University of Bristol, UK), MA (Theology in World Christianity, The University of Edinburg, UK).

Rev Canon Peter John Kihiyo

DipTh (Theology, St Mark's Theological College, Dar es Salaam), DipTh (Applied Theology, Msalato Theological College, Dodoma), BA (Theology with General Management, St John's University of Tanzania), MBA (Corporate Management, Mzumbe University).

Rev George Lawi Otieno

DipTh (St Philip’s Theological College, Kongwa, Dodoma), BA (Education, St John's University of Tanzania), MA (Theology and Contemporary Issues, St John's University of Tanzania), PhD candidate (Theology, University of Leeds, UK).

Rev Karen Alicia King

Field Education Chaplain (Bishop Anderson House, Chicago, USA), BSc (Not specified, Chicago State University, USA), MDiv (Seabury Western Theological Seminary, USA).

Elizabeth Coral Burns

Diploma (Divinity and Mission, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Australia), BBA (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), BMin (Australian College of Theology), MA (Ministry, The Australian College of Theology, Australia).

Rt Rev Philip Dunstan Baji

DipTh (Theology, St. Mark's Theological College, Dar es Salaam), DipTh (Theology, Makerere University, Uganda), MTS (Virginia Theological Seminary, Virginia, USA).

Rev Canon Emmanuel Madinda

BA (Applied Theology, St John’s University of Tanzania), MA (Interdisciplinary Religious Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary, Virginia, USA).

Revocatus Imani Gwihangwe

Advanced Dip (Environmental Planning, Institute of Rural Development Planning, Dodoma), Master of Developments Economics (Environmental Planning, Institute of Rural Development Planning, Dodoma).

Rev Emanuel Julius Petro

DipTh (Applied Theology, Msalato Theological College, Dodoma), BA (Applied Theology, St John's University of Tanzania), MA (Theology, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, USA).

Rev Elkana Gonda

Dip (Wholist Therapeutic Counseling, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Dar es Salaam), Advanced Dip (Christian Ministry, Kenya Highlands Bible College, Kericho, Kenya), BA (Counseling, Kenya Highlands Evangelical University, Kericho, Kenya), Master in Biblical Studies (European Theological Seminary).

Rt Rev Dr Dickson Daud Chilongani

DipTh (Theology, St Phillip's Theological College, Dodoma), BA (Theological Studies, Trinity University, Bristol, UK), MA (Theological Research, Durham University, UK), PhD (Old Testament, Trinity University, Bristol, UK)

CONTACTS

Office of the Centre Director

SJUT Msalato Centre

PO Box 264

DODOMA.

Phone:  +255 26 230 4180

Website: www.msalato.com

Also:

Office of the Vice Chancellor

St John’s University of Tanzania,

P.O. Box 47

DODOMA

Tanzania.

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