All About Bishop Tengatenga
On Friday May 8, 2009, the Anglican Consultative Council, one of the four instruments of the Anglican Communion, broke into enthusiastic applause with the announcement that the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga was elected to chair the Council. Bishop Tengatenga was one of four candidates and has a wide variety of experience in the Communion, most recently as a member of the Design Group for the 2008 Lambeth Conference.
Bishop Tengatenga was born in 1958 in
After graduating from Southwest, the couple returned to
The bishop has been involved in HIV/AIDS ministry as a member of the Malawi National AIDS Commission, which coordinates the national response to HIV and AIDS. He has been involved in many ecumenical activities in the country and has chaired the Malawi Council of Churches. Bishop Tengatenga has also worked in mediation among political parties in
Within the worldwide Anglican Communion Bishop Tengatenga is the a member of the Anglican Consultative Council and of the Joint Standing Committee of the ACC and the Primates Meeting of the Anglican Communion. He represents the ACC on the Board of St. George's College,
He has earned a Ph.D in Church and State Relations from the University of Malawi, and has been honored with doctorate degrees from the Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, and General Theological Seminary in New York.