Rev. Kierien Ekpang Ayugha
Rev. Kierien Ekpang Ayugha grew up familiar with Bible translation as his father was a Bible translator, assisting with the translation of the Bokyi full Bible. It could be said that Kierien is continuing where his father stopped, having had the opportunity to check Bible translation products in at least 9 Nigerian languages.
Kierien is an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church of Nigeria, a Bible Translation Consultant in training and serves as an International Associate with Lutheran Bible Translators. He currently serves as lecturer/professor in the Linguistics and Bible Translation Department at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria, training the next generation of Bible Translators for work in Nigeria and surrounding countries.
Kierien is currently studying for his PhD degree in Narrative Discourse Analysis at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Kierien and his wife Charity are blessed with six daughters and a grandson.