Dr. Caleb O. Oladipo holds the inaugural Snellings Chair of Christian Evangelism and Mission at Campbell University Divinity School where he also serves as the Director of the Braswell World Religions and Global Cultures Center. Oladipo accepted Christ through the Baptist Mission work in Nigeria and the missionary influence remains dominant in his life and work. Dr. Oladipo received his post-secondary education in the United States, starting from Wayland Baptist University with a BA degree in Theology. He attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest where he received an MDiv degree and proceeded immediately for the Master’s degree in Sacred Theology at Yale University Divinity School where he was named the first Charles W. Forman Scholar in 1988. Oladipo earned a Ph.D. degree in Theological Studies at Baylor University in 1993.
He has written numerous articles and two books: The Developments of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the African (Yoruba) Indigenous Christian Movements (1996), and The Will to Arise: Theological and Political Themes in African Christianity and the Renewal of Faith and Identity (2006). Dr. Oladipo’s works explore the natural depth and character of Christianity in Africa. Dr. Caleb Oladipo was a member of the delegation to the 5th Parliament of World Religions at Melbourne, Australia in 2009, and he has served as a visiting scholar and professor in five continents. An active member in many professional organizations, Oladipo has received numerous leadership and service awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award at Wayland Baptist University in 2016. He is fluent in six languages and he has three children.