Faculty & Staff

Gabriel Masfa, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Historical & Theological Studies

Office Location: Library Complex
Email: masfag@aua.ac.ke


Dr. Gabriel Masfa  teaches and researches in the areas of church history and Adventist Studies at the Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. He is the author of Seventh-day Adventism in Africa: A Historical Survey of the Interaction Between Religion, Traditions, and Culture (Routledge, 2023), Seventh-day Adventist Historiography: An Introduction (Peter Lang, 2021) and is preparing a two-volume work on Seventh-day Adventists in Africa (forthcoming, Routledge), and “Ellen G. White: Examining Her Contribution and Influence on Seventh-day Adventism in Africa” (forthcoming, Babcock University Press). He has also published several articles in premier journals. He is married to Abigail Masfa.


  • PhD in Church History and Systematic Theology, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines, 2019
  • Master of Theological Studies, Friedensau Adventist University, Germany, 2014

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervision
  • Certified Life Coach and Mentor
  • Trainer of Trainees, My Journey to Recovery for Addictions and Emotional Catharsis

List areas of research interest

  • Seventh-day Adventism in Africa
  • Seventh-day Adventist Historiography
  • Adventist Studies