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Dr. Paul D. Chinchen is the second President of African Bible Colleges, following his Father Rev. Jack Chinchen, founder of African Bible Colleges. Dr. Paul Chinchen received his PHD from Stellenbosch University in 2001. He and his wife, Laura Chinchen have five children: Ashley-Marie, Annabelle, Levi, Bess and Vanndel.

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About Dr. Paul Chinchen

Paul and his wife Laura have been missionaries with African Bible Colleges for almost 30 years. The Chinchens have served with the mission in Malawi, Uganda and Liberia. Paul has been head of the mission since 2008, and Laura is Vice Principal of Recruiting and Curriculum Development for the ABC Christian Academy, an international mission school the Chinchens founded in 1998.

During Paul’s tenure as President he has overseen the re-opening of ABC’s Liberia campus after 17-years of civil war, increased the three colleges’ enrollment from 300 to 650, expanded degree programs from 1 to 7, opened ABC’s first television station, and helped established the first Hearing Clinic and Audiology degree program in the county ABC’s campus in Malawi. 

Paul is the founder of ABC’s Mission Hospital (1999), ABC’s Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership program (2012), and co-founded the African Business Institute with Cambridge MBA graduate Jun Shiomitsu (2017).

Paul has degrees in Intercultural Studies and Missiology from Biola University and Reformed Theological Seminary, and a Masters in Theology and Doctorate in Missiology from Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. Paul is ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in the Presbyterian Church in America. 

The Chinchens met at Biola University in California.  They have 5 children, 3 of whom were born in Africa.


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Lydia Smith

Executive Assistant to the President

(601) 922-1962 (USA Stateside Office)

Kelly Kennedy

Administration Assistant, ABC Stateside Office

601-922-9162 (USA Stateside Office)


African Bible Colleges

PO BOX 103
Clinton, MS 39060
United States