Name Christopher Mwashinga
|Spouse Ruth M. Mwashinga|
Period 21st Century
|Occupation Christian Minister, Author, Poet|
Alma mater University of Arusha; University of Eastern Africa, Baraton; and Andrews University
Notable works Mission Theology and a History of Christian Missions in East Africa (2013) and Beaches of Golden Sand: Inspirational Poems (2009)
Books Insights from Bible Lands: Turkey, Israel, Egypt, and Greece
Education University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, University of Arusha, Andrews University
Mahubiri ya mch christopher mwashinga jr
Christopher R. Mwashinga, Jr (born 9 January 1965) is a Tanzanian author and poet from Mbeya, Tanzania who lives in the United States. He has published books of Christian poetry, theology, mission, and religious history. His poetry has been published in reputable anthologies in the United States, and other countries including Kenya, Singapore, and Tanzania. He writes in English and Kiswahili.
- Mahubiri ya mch christopher mwashinga jr
- Mahubiri ya mch christopher mwashinga jr furaha ya wokovu kambi la vijana 2004
- Early life
- Personal life
- Youth and student ministry
- Non fiction and Christian poetry
- Membership in professional organizations
Mahubiri ya mch christopher mwashinga jr furaha ya wokovu kambi la vijana 2004
Christopher Richard Mwashinga was born to Richard Male Mwashinga and Christine Mwashinga in the Igawilo ward of Mbeya, Tanzania. He spent his first 20 years in West Kilimanjaro about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from his home village in the southern highlands of Tanzania. He is the third of the eleven children born to his parents.
For his primary school, Mwashinga attended Ngare-Nairobi Primary School in West Kilimanjaro before he moved south to attend Igawilo Secondary School in Mbeya (O-Levels), and Songea Boys High School in Songea (A-Levels)–all in Tanzania. He was trained in theology at the Tanzania Adventist College (now the University of Arusha) in Tanzania and the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in Kenya where he earned a B.A in theology degree. He then moved for graduate studies to the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University, located at Berrien Springs, Michigan, US. At the seminary, Mwashinga earned two master's degrees: a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Religion (Systematic Theology). He is currently completing a Ph.D in Systematic Theology in the same institution.
Mwashinga is married to Ruth Michael Mwashinga and together they have two children: Christopher Richard Mwashinga II and Anna Nakijwa Mwashinga. Mwashinga enjoys traveling to new cultures as he preaches and writes his Christian poetry and non-fiction.
Youth and student ministry
For many years, Mwashinga, an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, served the youth and public university students in East Africa. Before going to the US for further studies he worked as a chaplain in charge of Public Campus Ministries in the South-West Tanzania Field (now Southern Highlands Conference) headquartered in Mbeya. He also served as director of several church departments in the Eastern Tanzania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, including: Public Campus Ministries, Youth, Education, Children’s Ministries, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, and as coordinator of the Satellite Evangelism Program for the same conference. During his tenure, Mwashinga started a program he called Campus Evangelistic Campaigns (CEC) which was responsible for organizing and running evangelistic campaigns in major public universities in Tanzania. Between 2000-2004 he personally conducted big evangelistic campaigns in Sokoine University of Agriculture, University of Dar es Salaam, and Mzumbe University, utilizing major university auditoriums such as Nkrumah Hall (University of Dar es Salaam), New Assembly Hall (Mzumbe University) and Multi-purpose Hall (Sokoine University of Agriculture), among others. He also spoke to university communities in a number of Kenyan universities including the University of Nairobi, Moi University, and the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. His was a familiar voice in many of these centers of learning. He also spoke internationally as he visited universities around the world. For the past twenty years, Mwashinga has travelled widely representing the Seventh-day Adventist Church in international conferences or preaching assignments. Between 2000 and 2017 alone, he crossed the Atlantic 14 times. His ministry and study tours took him to Brazil, Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Rwanda, Uganda, Thailand, Kenya, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, the Czech Republic, and Zambia among others. During those international trips, he presented on a variety of subjects and wrote hundreds of letters and emails. He also wrote hundreds of poems both English and Kiswahili, and always kept a diary.
Non-fiction and Christian poetry
Mwashinga began to write and recite poetry at a fairly young age. He was about 13 when his first piece was published in Kilimanjaro Leo a weekly Kiswahili Newspaper in his native country of Tanzania. Since then he has published three collections of English poems: Beeches of Golden Sand: Inspirational Poems (2009) Windows of Love (2012) and Ocean of Grace(2016) .He has also published three collections of Kiswahili poetry entitled: Sauti Toka Ughaibuni (Voice From the Diaspora).,Kilele Cha Tumaini(Summit of Hope) and Tumaini Lenye Baraka:Diwani ya Christopher Mwashinga (The Blessed Hope). He has also published more than ten other books both scholarly and popular, especially in the area of theology and religion. The most notable works in the area of non-fiction are perhaps his books on Mission Theology and a History of Christian Missions in East Africa and The Works of Christopher Mwashinga, in 5vols.
Membership in professional organizations
The Works of Christopher Mwashinga project