Dr. Tite Tienou Named Professor Emeritus

Posted by Joshua.Way on Wednesday December 24, 2008

Dr. Tite Tiénou was named Professor Emeritus of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary, honoring his 25 years of meritorious service to academia and his influence as a global church leader. The distinction was publicly presented at a banquet held at Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY on August 28, 2008.

Dr. Tiénou is senior vice president of education, professor of theology of mission and academic dean at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and has been a member of Trinity’s faculty since 1997.

Prior to his post at Trinity, Tiénou served as president and dean of the Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l'Alliance in Abidjan, Côte 'Ivoire West Africa, and taught for nine years at Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS). He was the founding director and professor of the Maranatha Institute in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, in addition to being a pastor in the Central Church of the Christian Alliance Church.

His Doctor of Philosophy in intercultural studies and the Master of Arts in missiology were earned at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, where he also received the Contextualization Award at the School of World Mission in 1984. He earned the Maîtrise en Théologie at Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique in Vaux-sur-Seine, France.  In 1971, the Nyack Honor Society member graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in theology from Nyack College.

Tiénou's areas of expertise include missions, theology, and the church in Africa. He has been a member of the African Studies Association since 1991 and the OMSC Study Group on Mission Issues since 1985.

The author of numerous books including, The Theological Task of the Church in Africa (African Christian Press, 1990), published in both English and French, the new Professor Emeritus has published articles in Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology, Evangelical Review of Theology, Alliance Life, and Evangelical Missions Quarterly.

Tiénou served as the senior mission scholar in residence at Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, CT and as a research fellow at Yale Divinity School from January to May 1990. A former chairman and chairman emeritus for the International Council of Accrediting Agencies (1989 to 1992), he was a member of the International Advisory Council for Lausanne II in Manila from 1986 to 1989. 

In the Nyack College/ATS community, Dr. Tiénou’s influence has been profound. A faithful friend, scholar, colleague, and seminary instructor, his impact on former ATS students and fellow faculty has been an invaluable part of the seminary’s DNA.

New Director of Doctorate of Ministry Program

Posted by Timothy.Kong on Thursday September 6, 2007

Alliance Theological Seminary is proud to welcome
Dr. Elias Dantas as the Director of the new
Doctorate of Ministry program.
Dr. Elias Dantas, a native of Brazil, grew up as one of 22 children in a nominally Catholic family gave his life to Jesus Christ as a teenager at an evangelistic meeting, which featured a Presbyterian youth choir. As he grew in his faith, he also struck up a romance with his wife, Amelia, who just happened to be from a strong Christian family.  Dr. Dantas and Amelia have three adult sons, Eli, Tim and Andre.

Dr. Dantas' formal theological instruction includes a Bachelor of Theology; Master of Theology; Doctor of Missiology and Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies, completed in 2006 at Fuller Theological Seminary. His ministry experience includes teaching and administrative work at the university and seminary level in Brazil, USA, and other countries for the last 23 years, church planting, missionary work and pastoral ministry in Brazil, Canada and the United States.  Before coming to Nyack, Dr. Dantas was the Pastor of Outreach at Bel Air Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, CA).  

Dr. Dantas also serves as a member of the National Board of the Ethnic America Network operating out of the Billy Graham Center. The Network is a coalition of ministries encouraging and equipping local church bodies to share Christ's love with the growing ethnic communities in their area.

With a heart for global ministry, Dr. Dantas also travels extensively speaking for leaders of many denominations in countries such as Egypt, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Venezuela, Thailand, Belarus, and Moldova. Lastly, Dr. Dantas has written four theological books, translated 14 others into Portuguese, and is in the process of finishing two more books, one on leadership development, that is to be published in Brazil and other on the planting of multicultural churches in North America, in partnership with Dr. Charles Van Engen, to be published by Baker Books.

Please take some time to welcome Dr. Elias and Amelia Dantas to the Nyack family.  His office is located in room 206 of the ATS building.

March 26, 2007 CHATS

Posted by Timothy.Kong on Monday April 2, 2007

Important information for ATS Students in the March 26, 2007 edition of CHATS.  Click here to download your copy.

March 12th ATS CHATS

Posted by Timothy.Kong on Friday March 23, 2007

Stay current on all the ATS news with the March 12 editon of CHATS.  Click here to download your copy!