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).


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);


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).


He is the author of Gospel of John: Seclected Themes and numerous book chapters and journal articles.


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.