Lecturers' Profile

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Rev. John Tsenzughul Abawua Ph.D, ftpd
Rev. John Tsenzughul Abawua Ph.D, ftpd

Phone: +234 806 497 3057 | Email: abawuanguter@gmail.com
Family: Married since 1996 to Linda Nguveren (Tor) Abawua. Father of Doochivir, Nguvan, Terhemba, SefaTer and MkoruTer.
Education: B. Th., RTCN (Nig.); M.Th., TCNN (Nig.); PGDE., UMM (Nig.); STM., Pittsburgh (USA); Th.M., Calvin (USA); PhD in New Testament Interpretation., BSU (Nig.).
Pastoral Ministry: Senior Pastor, NKST Lobi, Makurdi (2013-2016); Assistant Pastor NKST Ahwa (1996-2013; 2016-present).
Other Service: Cashier, LTSC, Konshisha LGA, (1983-1984). Cashier/Book-keeper, NKST Hospital Mkar, 1985-1990; Teacher of Mathematics, Women School, RTCN Mkar, 1993-1994. Acting Bursar, RTCN, Mkar (1996-1997), Part time Lecturer, ICMS, Mkar (1997-1998); Lecturer II to Senior Lecturer, RTS, Mkar (1995-2013); Director of Refectory Administration, RTS, Mkar (1997-2001); Director, CEP, RTS, Mkar (2001-2002); Director, Evangelism and Chaplaincy, RTS, Mkar (2005-2007); Dean of Student Affairs, RTS, Mkar (2007-2011); Dean, PG School, RTS, Mkar (2011-2013);
RECTOR, RTS, MKAR (Oct. 2016 - Present); He also served as member of many seminary committees. In addition, he was Board member, RTCN, Mkar (1996-1997); Board Member, NKST Hospital, Mkar (2007-2010); Member, NKST Central Education Board (2014- 2017); Board Member, NKST Mission Services (2016- present); Member, RTS Governing Board (2016 - present). He served either as Chaiman, Secretary or member on various NKST Synod Study Committees. He also served as Member, School Based Management Committee (SBMC), Government Girls' College, Makurdi (2014- 2016); Vice Chairman, NKST Makurdi Classis (2013-2016).
Publications: He is the author of Gospel of John: Seclected Themes and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Conferences/Seminars: He attended many conferences both academic and Church oriented ones and presented papers in most of them.
Awards Received: John received many awards spanning from his academic excellence to leadership as well as his philanthropistic works.
Travels: In the course of John's studies and other engagements, his feet touched many countries in the world, which includes, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt.


 Rev. Peter Iorvenda Orngu
Rev. Peter Iorvenda Orngu

Phone: +234 703 555 6118 | Email: piorngu@gmail.com
He is a minister of the Word and pastor of the Universal Reformed Christian Church (NKST). He attended Reformed Theological Seminary Mkar between 1982 and 1986. He proceeded to ABU, Zaria and graduated in 1991; proceeded to PCTS, Seoul, Korea, graduating in 1993; Pts, Pittsburgh, USA respectively.
Rev. Orngu was the Dean of Academics of the Seminary. He has worked in other capacities in the seminary such as RTS Librarian; Food Store Master, Dean Student Affairs and Director, Evangelism and Chaplaincy Services. He has also served on several local boards in the NKST including Conditions of service; He is a member of NKST Church Ahwa.
His personal philosophy is based on Philipians 4:19. He advises students to be law abiding.
He is a grandfather.


Rev. Isaac Asongo Ngobua
Rev. Isaac Asongo Ngobua

Phone: +234 810 760 5676 | Email: ngobua69@gmail.com He was ordained on the 24th February 2004. His education is as follows; NKST Primary School IchalNyiev: 1983-1985; Government Secondary School Anwase: 1988-1989 College of Education Katsina-Ala: 1991-1994; RTCN/RTS, Mkar: 1998-2002; Benue State University Makurdi: 2008-2012; Benue State University Makurdi: 2014-Date.
He has worked in the following places: NKST Secondary School Ichol Nyiey – Tiev, Barakur People’s Comprehensive College Nyiev – Tiev, NKST Secondary School Adikpo, NKST Secondary School Mbaakpur, Tofi memorial College Gboko, Government Secondary School Ushongo, Principal, New Jerusalem Academy Mbakyan Nanev, NKST Girls Secondary School Uavande, NKST Secondary School Korinya, NKST Bum Mbaikyer Gaav, Government Secondary School, Gboko and RTS Mkar Gboko. He is currently the Registrar of RTS. He is a member of NKST Gboko.
His personal Philosophy is “Count others better than yourself by be upright in all you do”. His advice to students is “You are the hope, strength and aspiration of our dear church and the contemporary Nigerian society. You must endeavor to be committed in all that you do as and ambassador of Jesus Christ and his global church. As a cleric, you must strive to acquire higher education to be more effective in your duties with a view to be more useful to yourself and the society. Always count others better than yourself and be upright in all you do. Above all, FEAR GOD.”


Rev. Tersur Amene
Rev. Tersur Amene

Phone: +234 813 569 7543 | Email: tersuramene@gmail.com
Date of Ordination: 02 March. 2016
LGEA Pri. School Tofi, Mbahe (FSLC – 1995); Commercial College Gboko (SSCE – 2001); Federal College of Education, Ubudu (NCE – 2007); NKST Secondary School Uka. (SSCE – 2008); RMO Computers, Gboko (Dip. Comp Std. – 2008); Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar. (8th – 2013); Benue State University, Makurdi. (B. Sc. – 2017); Benue State University, Makurdi. (MLIS Research Student).
Places of Work: New Breed Nur/Pri Sch. Gboko – Teacher, LGEA Pri. Sch. Chenge (TP) – Teacher, Amua Memorial Grammer Sec. Sch. Amua – Teacher, S and S BCC, Gboko Sanitary Officer, Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar – Assistance Theological Librarian, Benue State University Library, Makurdi (IT)
Current Position: Ag. Theological Librarian
Local Consistory: NKST Anyogo, Ambighir classis
Award Received: Mbaatsamev NKST Anyamkor the First RTS, Mkar “Youngest Theological Librarian 2019”
Personal Philosophy: Not by my might not by my power but by the spirit of the Lord.
Advice to Student: Let’s the Bible and prayer, love and faithfulness be your closet companion


Rev. Samuel T. Dugeri
Rev. Samuel T. Dugeri

Phone: +234 818 604 9490, +234 810 340 1864
He attended Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, 1992-1994; Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar 2005-2009, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology Degree. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Ethics.
Places of work: NKST Hospital Mbaakon as an Accountant (1994-1995). Teacher, Mbakima Community Sec. Sch. Ndere, Ihugh (2009-2010).
He is a member of NKST Buter, Gboko North, Bristow Classis. His personal philosophy is “Hard work is the key to success”. His advice to students is they should think about their lives as Christians. Are you really called to be a preacher of the gospel? Watch your life and doctrine closely (1Tim. 4:16). He is happily married with children.


Rev. Michael Nyitor Iorlaha
Rev. Michael Nyitor Iorlaha

Phone: +234 706 333 8714 | Email: mikelaha9@gmail.com
He holds Master of Theology with speciality in Systematic Thelogy. He is the Deputy Rectory, RTS, Mkar, Part time Lecturer, University of Mkar, Mkar.
Bro Mike as he is fondly called by colleagues keeps truthh as his personal philosophy. His advice to students is "Bible reading is a prerequiste to understanding theology." he is happily married with kids.


Rev. John Iulun Tyonongo Ph.D
Rev. John Iulun Tyonongo Ph.D

Rev. John Iulun Tyonongo Ph.D Phone: +234 705 786 6790 | +234 810 465 8393
He attended the Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar in 2003 and graduated in 2007 bagging a Bachelor if Theology Degree. He proceeded to the Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN), Bukuru Jos, Plateau State in 2009 and graduated in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Church History. He also baggd a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies, University of Calabar at the RTS, Mkar 2015. He has bagged a Doctorate Degree in Church History.
Rev. Tyonongo is an ordained minister and a lecturer in the seminary in the Department of Historical and Systematic studies. He is a member of NKST Ahuwa, Mkar Classis. He has seved the Seminary in several capacities, currently his is the Rector of Academics.
He bagged the best Academic Student of Year Award, 2007 and was awarded Best Church History Student, Theological College of Northern Nigeria. Bukuru, Jos in 2012. His personal philosophy is “Truth must be told in humility.” His advice to students is “always feel that you are able to do something positive, if others have done it why not you?” he is happily married with kids.


Rev. Joel Terkura Uto
Rev. Joel Terkura Uto

Rev. Joel Terkura Uto Phone: 07038664312 | Email: Uto.joel@yahoo.com
Date of Ordination: 27-02-2012
Schools Attended: a. LGEA Primary School Adeke, Makurdi 1990 b. Padopads Harmony Secondary School Makurdi 1996 c. University of Jose- Diplin Public Admin 2000-2002 d. Reformed theological seminary Mkar B.Th 2006-2010 e. University of Mkar, Mkar PGDE 2012-2013 f. University of Calabar, Calabar M.A Sociology of Religion 2014-2016 g. University of Calabar, Calabar Ph. D candidate 2018 to date.
Place of work: Reformed Theological Seminary Mkar (Lecturer) Director (Dean) Student’s Affair Consistory: NKST Ahwa a. Honoured as Best Academic Student (First Class 2010) b. Merit Award by RTS Tiv Choir as her chairman 2009-2010
Philosophy: ” Doing what is right is key to success”
Advice: Hold firm to Christ and concentrate on your studies.


Rev. Dr. Jonathan T. Iorkighir
Rev. Dr. Jonathan T. Iorkighir

Phone: +234 706 907 2993, +234 809 188 6566 | Email: iorkighir5@yahoo.com
He is a Pastor and Professor of Preaching. He attended the Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar in 1984 and graduated in 1988, obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. He proceeded to Calvin Theological Seminay, Grand Rapids, USA, obtaining a Master Degree in Divinity. He obtained another Masters in Theology at the Westminster Theological Seminary, USA and also bagged a Doctor of Missions Degree in Preaching and Hermeneutics.
Rev. Dr. Iorkighir has served the seminary in various capacities including: Rectory, Dean of Academics; Ag Bursar and Deputy Rectory. He is a member of several local boards in the NKST. He is a member of NKST B unato, Bristow Classis, Gboko.
Dr. Iorkighir has bagged several award/honours including the Cubanet Award for Partners in Progress. He has travelled far and wide and has presented papers at both local and international conferences. His personal philosophy is the right should be done always. His advice to students is “Arise, shine fory your light has come” (Ps. 60:1). He is happily married with children.


Rev. T. J Weor Ph.D
Rev. T. J Weor Ph.D

Phone: +234 810 393 7658 | Email: jweor@yahoo.com
He is an ordained teacher of the word. He graduated from Teacher’s College (TC), Mkar in 1990. He proceeded to College of Education Ankpa, Kogi State, graduating in 1994. He then proceeded to the Reformed Theological Semiary Mkar, passing out in 2000 with a B.Th. He has bagged another Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies with University of Calabar in 2015. He attended the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and bagged a Master of Theology Degree in Old Testament, Post Graduate Diploma (HID/AIDS), 2011 a Ph.D in Old Testament, 2012 respectively.
Rev. Weor Ph. D has worked at RTS, Mkar for several years where he worked as 1st Director, RTS Women School, 2ND Director, Land and Citrus, Director, Evangelism and Chaplaincy Services and Directory of Academics. He is currently working as Director of Continuing Education (CEP). He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biblical Studies. He is a member of NKST Ahwa.


Rev. Nyam, Kwaghbee
Rev. Nyam, Kwaghbee

Phone: +234 803 229 1898, +234 808 495 1977 | Email: kwaghhember@gmail.com
Rev. Kwaghbee Nyam JP was born in Mkar – Gboko of Benue State. He received his primary and secondary education at RCM Ikpavungu and NKST Amera, Akeran and Government Teachers’ College Makurdi. His first degree in Theology was at the Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar. His Master of Arts (MA) was at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, U.S.A. with emphasis on Biblical Languages of Hebrew and Greek (which are spoken in the Holy Lands of Israel and Greece) as well as ministerial service in social and humanitarian works. He is currently studying at the Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos.
Work Experience (Community and Church Sphere): He has thought in the following places: Government Teachers College, Makurdi (Tutor) 1982-1983, Primary Education – RCM Prim. Sch. Ikpavungu (Teacher) 1984, Reformd Theological Seminary Mkar (Lecturer) 1996-1998; Bible Study classes at NKST High Level 2005-2013; Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar (Senior Lecturer) 2013 – date. He was a member of Synod Executive Commission (KUS)
He is a member, Board of Trustee Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria (TEKAN) 2018 – date. Director of Chaplaincy and Evangelism, RTS Mkar 2019 – date.


Rev. Dooyum Atindi-Orpin
Rev. Dooyum Atindi-Orpin

He attended the College of Advanced and professional studies (CAPS) Makurdi and graduated in 1999. He later proceeded to the Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar in 2009 and graduated in 2013. He holds a Master of Theology Degree in Biblical Studies at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Rev. Orpin has taught in primary and secondary schools. He is in the Department of Biblical Theology, RTS. Mkar.
His personal philosophy is a heart of peace reigns. His advice to students is that they should not cause another’s downfall. He is happily married with children.


Rev. Dr. S.T. Atim Daa
Rev. Dr. S.T. Atim Daa

Phone: +234 816 955 9200, +234 802 983 4267 | Email: atimdaa@yahoo.com
He is an ordained Pastor. His educational attainment is as follows: NKST Primary School, Manor: First School Leaving Certificate – 1978; Gajir City High School, Abunde Lessel: WAEC/GCE – 1983; Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar: B.Th – 1990; Theological College of N/Nigeria, Buruku: M.Th – 2004; Extreme Computer Institute, Makurdi: Dip. Comp. Sci. – 2010; Benue State University, Makurdi: MPA – 2012; RETA Peace Institute, Bukuru – Jos: PGD-CM – 2014; Eastern Mennonite University, USA: SPI-CPCM – 2014; University of Calabar: BA Rel. Studies – 2015; Commonwealth University, London: A Leadership – 2015; Commonwealth University, Belize: Dr. Litt. – 2015
His working experience is as follows: Supervisor – National Population Census to Sokoto State – 1991; Resident Pastor of NKST Aku – 1992-2007; Member, Board of Governors, ICC, Ikyobo – 1993-1996; Pastor in Charge, NKST Ifo – 1994-1995; Member, NKST Works Committee: 1994-2000; Pastor in Charge, NKST Mayange: 1995-1999; Chairman, BOG, NKST PHCS – 1995-2001; Member, Ushongo LGEA Committee: 1997-1999; Chairman, Ushongo/Konshisha Peace Comm.: 1993-2000; NGO State Representative, BERWASSA: 1991-2001; Chairman, AKUWESCOM: 2000-2006; Coordinator, USLG National Population Census – 2006; Member, Ushongo LG NAPEP: 2001-2003; Member, Chillelgbawua Scholarship Scheme: 2008-2011; Member, SWG of the NEPAD/APRM: 2008-2015; Member BOT Hope Foundation, Korinya: 2009 to date; Member, BOT Reconciliation Trainers Africa, Jos: 2010 to date; NKST Assistant General Secretary: 2007-2010; Lecturer, Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar: 2011; SSA to the Gov. of BNS on LG Liaison (Ushongo): 2011-2015; Chairman BOG NKST Rehabilitation Hospital, Mkar: 2012-2015; Secretary, USLG Comm. For Tor Kwande Selection: 2014-2015; Chairman BOG/Proprietor Rep. MDSS, Manor: 2014 to date; Chairman, Communique drafting comm. 1st Tiv Int’l. Conference: 2016; Member, KWUPO Zoning & Screening Committee for Tortiv V: 2016; Lecturer, Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar: 2016 to date; Director, RTS Refectory Administration: 2016-2018; Chairman NKST School of Midwifery, Mkar: 2017 to date; Member Ushongo Development Policy Committee: 2019 to date.
He is a grandfather.


Rev. Philip Sesugh Audu
Rev. Philip Sesugh Audu

Phone: +234 816 519 1900, +234 808 434 3756 | Email: Philippaudu85@gmail.com
Date of Ordination: 8-3-2018
Schools Attended: RCM Primary School Kwaghbula 1994-2000. Tilley Gyado College Ihugh 2000-2006. Reformed Bible College Hara 2007-2009. Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) Bukuru 2010-2014 (Bachelor of Divinity). Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) Bukuru 2014-2016 (Mth Systematic Theology).
Places of work: Caretaker Leader English Service NKST Ihugh, Administration Officer RTS Mkar, Acting Registrar RTS Mkar, Lecturer RTS Makar. Assisting Pastor NKST Kontien, Gboko South Classis, Award by NKST Kontien Tiv Choir.
Philosophy: success is achieved through dedication and hardwork committed through reading, prayer and fear of God.
Advice to Students: understanding without the fear of God is useless but understanding that is committed through the fear of God delivers.


Rev. David D. Atile
Rev. David D. Atile

Phone: +234 706 307 6943 | Email: Atile_david@yahoo.com, Dexterity44atile@yahoo.com
Schools attended with dates • St. Marks Anglican Primary School Gboko 83 • Bristow Secondary School Gboko 87 • Agape Gospel Music School, Adekaa, Gboko 94 • Benue State University (BSU) Makurdi 97 – Diploma in Mass Communications. • University of Abuja 2011- - B.Sc Sociology • RTS, Mkar 2019- B.Th BA Religious Studies, 2019
Place(s) of work • Radio Benue, 1999 • Speedex Communication Ltd Abuja, 2000 • Smart Science Computer Company Abuja, 2000 • Bedochi Guest House Abuja, 2000 • Department for International Devt. (DFID now UKAid) Abuja, 2002-2004 • British High Commission Abuja, 2004-2015 • RTS Mkar, Graduate Asst. Practical Theology, 2019 – Date
Awards: • Girl Brigade Abuja Award as Outstanding song composer and contributor to their National Conference • RTS Mkar Award as Overall Best Graduating Student, Set 2019 • RTS Mkar Tiv Choir Award of Excellence
Philosophy: In Him I can
Advice to Students: Don’t give up! Each trial will make you the stronger.
Rev. Dave Atile is happily married to Phoebe Atile, (Nee Ayila Yogh) they are blessed with 3 children.