The Very Reverend Professor JOHN DAVID KWAMENA EKEM IS an ordained minister of The Methodist Church Ghana, and has sened as a Translation Consultant of The Bible Society of Ghana. He is currently the Academic Dean of Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra, and Director of the Seminary's Institute of Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics.
Rev. Ekem received an MPhil degree (Study of Religions, with specialization in New Testament Studies, African Life and Thought) from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1987, and a Doctor of Theology degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Hamburg, Germany in 1994. He is the author of many scholarly articles and two textbooks, Priesthood in Context (1994, revised in 2009) and New Testament Concepts of Atonement in an African Pluralistic Setting (2005). He has also coauthored a textbook, Essentials of Biblical Greek Morphology − with an Introductoyy Syntax (2010). He holds membership in the prestigious Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, an international academic body for New Testament Studies. His areas of interest and research are mother-tongue biblical interpretation, New Testament, and African Life and Thought.