Difficult Terms: 'Evangelical'

In this new series of short videos from the Lausanne Movement, we define key missional terms in an easy-to-understand way. What does the term ‘evangelical’ mean, and where did it come from? Victor Nakah, co-chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group, unpacks this loaded term to help us envision how we might reclaim it for a new generation.

Speaker's Bio

Victor Nakah

Victor Nakah is an ordained Presbyterian minister and the international director for sub-Saharan Africa with Mission to the World (MTW), the mission sending agency of the Presbyterian Church of America. 

Victor served with Scripture Union and IFES in Zimbabwe before becoming the seminary president of the Theological College of Zimbabwe from 2000-2010. He was chair of the Lausanne Cape Town GlobalLink initiative and was on the drafting committee of The Cape Town Commitment. He has also held leadership roles with Overseas Council International and CURE International.

In addition to his primary ministry responsibilities with MTW, Victor supervises students with the South Africa Theological Seminary (SATS), teaches at the Africa Reformation Theological Seminary (ARTS) in Uganda, and serves on a number of boards including the Child Theology Movement-Africa, Khulasizwe Trust (Zimbabwe), Emmanuel Christian University (South Sudan), Partners in Health Trust (Zimbabwe), and Forgotten Voices International (US).

Victor has master's and PhD degrees from the University of South Africa and Stellenbosch University. He is married to Nosizo and they have two daughters.