Cook Alumnus Named Regional Director of The Lausanne Movement

Oct. 4, 2017

Biola University alumnus Stephen Mbogo (’13) has been named the new regional director of The Lausanne Movement — an organization that connects evangelical leaders around the world for global mission work.


Mbogo, who earned his doctorate in intercultural studies from Biola University, has previously been involved in extensive evangelistic activities in Africa, as well as leading the African delegation to the NYC Movement Day Gathering for City Missions in 2016.


“For several years, he [Mbogo] has carried on a ministry of reconciliation among the highest levels of leadership in South Sudan, as well as elsewhere on the African continent,” said Dean of Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Bulus Galadima. “The Cook School of Intercultural Studies congratulates Dr. Mbogo on this appointment. We believe the Lord will grant him success in this role as he has in his current and past roles.”


According to the Lausanne Movement, evangelical leaders are connected to regions across the world to enrich the lives of “unreached people groups … hailed asone of the milestone events in missiology.’” In his new role, Mbogo will oversee 29 English, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking African countries.


Prior to Lausanne, Mbogo was appointed CEO of African Enterprise, a well-known and strategic continent-wide ministry. He also completed his dissertation on leadership within the legislature of South Sudan at Biola’s Cook School of Intercultural Studies in 2013.


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Written by Kili Wall, public relations intern. For more information, contact Jenna Loumagne at (562) 777-4061 or

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