Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo

Executive Development Officer

Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo serves with Lutheran Bible Translators as the Executive Development Officer.

Tilahun was born and raised in Ethiopia. He knows firsthand the value of the heart language to communicate the precious promises of God.

Dr Mendedo spearheaded the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus effort to develop a strong, accredited training system from the many local Bible schools and training institutions that the church had throughout the country. He served as the seventh president of Concordia University in Selma, Alabama from 2010 – 2016.

Drawing on his experience and relationships in both Ethiopia as well as Lutheran circles in the USA, Tilahun is delighted to serve God as part of the team making His Name known to those who have never before had the Bible in their own language.

Dr. Mendedo is a gifted event speaker, Law and Gospel Preacher, Mission Communicator, Higher Education and Cultural Education presenter. He had spoken at District, Synodical, LWML, LCMS-NYG and other events and Conventions.

Please contact him for future speaking arrangements and presentation engagement. You may use the contact form below:


[give_form id=”26231″]

Tel.: 1-800-532-4253 or
1-660-225-0810, ext. 110

    Email Tilahun Mendedo:


    LBT is seeking Lutherans to serve overseas through the ministry of Bible translation and Scripture Engagement. If you feel that God may be leading you towards missions, LBT may have a place for you.