Eben AduUp one level
Location: Kent, England
Institution: North-West University, South Africa
My PhD thesis, Pastoral Leadership among African-led Pentecostal Churches in the Context of British Society, focuses on the issue of pastoral leadership within a specific context of the UK using the twofold framework of Servant Leadership, and Kouzes and Posner's Exemplary leadership model. The study examined the prosperity gospel, the media, reverse mission, recent theories on leadership, exemplary leadership, current scholarship on pastoral leadership, servant leadership, and New Testament models of leadership and their impact on the leadership praxis of pastoral leaders within the African-led Pentecostal church community.
The thesis constitutes a valuable contribution to the following fields in Practical Theology: Pastoral Leadership, Reverse Mission, Leadership, and African-led Pentecostalism in the British context. The findings of this study affirmed that there are challenges facing African-led Pentecostals leaders in the context of British society and that these can be addressed from a practical theological perspective by formulating markers for a model of exemplary pastoral leadership.