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Daniel Darko

Professor of New Testament

Director of Church Relations

B.Th. Evangelical Theological Seminary, Croatia
M.A. Oxford Centre for Mission Studies & University of Leeds, UK
M.Th. Evangelical Theological Seminary, Croatia
Ph.D. King’s College, University of London, UK


A native of Ghana, Dan served in executive and pastoral roles in Ghana, Croatia, England and here in the United States. Prior to Gordon, he taught at Central University (Ghana) and the University of Scranton, PA (Jesuit). He is a Visiting Professor at Regent University College (Ghana) and teaches in Egypt, Uganda and Nigeria, as time allows. He is the founding President and executive Director of Africa Potential, a non-profit organization dedicated to empoweringAfricans (primarily girls) through education for the service of Africa.

As a New Testament scholar, he specializes in Pauline Studies, Biblical Interpretation and Christian Origins. His academic interests include Biblical Paradigms for Ethno-Race Relations, Cultural Intelligence and Christianity in Africa.

His most recent book is Against Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Beings in Relation to Communal Identity and the Moral Discourse of Ephesians (Carlisle: Hippo Books/Langham Publishing, 2020). He is also the author of No Longer Living as the Gentiles: Differentiation and Shared Ethical Values in Ephesians 4.17-6.9 (London: T&T Clark, 2008), First the Kingdom of God: Global Voices on Global Mission ([co-editor] Pasadena: William Carey International University Press, 2014) and several articles, book chapters, book reviews and blogs. Dan is a public speaker featuring regularly on television, radio, church pulpits and leadership programs.

Dan serves on the editorial board of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and the Disputed Pauline Committee of the Society of Biblical Literature. He was recently elected to the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) and maintains active membership at the Catholic Biblical Association, the Institute of Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.