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Dr Roberta King

Associate Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology Fuller Theological Seminary


PhD (Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989); MA (Fuller Theological Seminary, 1982); BA (Highest Honors, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1972)
Associate Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology Fuller Theological Seminary
Also:
Formerly: WorldVenture (formerly CBInternational): -International Resource Specialist, 2000-present -Ethnomusicologist and Missionary, 1982-1999 Research, consultancy, workshops, and ministry in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Uganda, Madagascar, and Kenya. Daystar University, (Institute of Christian Ministries and Training), Nairobi, Kenya: -Sr. Lecturer and Founding Chair of the Christian Music Communication Dept., 1985-1999. Acting Director, Institute of Christian Ministries and Training, 1995-1996 Missionary, Daystar Communications, 1978-1980 Nairobi Baptist Church, Nairobi, Kenya Executive Choir Director and Worship Leader, 1990-1999 Pianist and assistant Choir Director, 1978-1980 Woodland Christian School, Woodland, CA, 1976-1977 Teacher-7th Grade
Areas: Intercultural Communication, Ethnomusicology, Africa Regional Studies, European Regional Studies, Applied Ethnomusicology, Missiology, Orality, Worship and Theology, Spirituality and Mission, Music Education, Choral Conducting, Piano Performance, and Qualitative and Ethnographic Research
Regions: Africa, Europe
Publications: King, Roberta R. 2009. Pathways in Christian Music Communication : The Case of the Senufo of Cote D'ivoire, American Society of Missiology Monograph Series. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications; King, Roberta R., Jean Ngoya Kidula, James Krabill, and Thomas Oduro. 2008. Music in the Life of the African Church. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press; “Under the Mango Tree: Worship, Song, and Spiritual Transformation in Africa.” In Worship Changes Lives, edited by Alexis Abernathy. Baker Academic Books, 2008; “Music and Ethnomusicology”. In Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries, Series Editor, David Levinson. Berkshire Publishing/ Routledge, 2006; “Singing the Lord’s Song in a Global World,” in Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 2006): 68-74; “Abraham Goes Senufo: Communicating the Scriptures through Song,” in All the World is Singing: Glorifying god through the Worship Music of the Nations, Tyrone, GA: Authentic Publishing, 2006, pp. 61-68; “The Impact of Global Christian Music in Worship.” In Theology, News, & Notes, Vol. 53, No. 2, Spring 2006, pp. 6-8

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