The CGCM congratulates the Overseas Ministries Study Center for its move, after 99 years, to Princeton Theological Seminary. Boston University School of Theology graduates and faculty have had a close relationship with the OMSC for many years. Alumnus and distinguished missiologist Dr. Gerald H. Anderson was the Director of the OMSC from 1976 to 2000. During that time, the International Bulletin of Mission Research, which he edited, became the premier English-language journal in mission studies. Research Professor Dr. Jonathan Bonk was Director of the OMSC from 2000 to 2013. During his tenure, the Dictionary of African Christian Biography was founded, with Dr. Michèle Sigg as manager. Prof. Dana Robert, a Contributing Editor to the IBMR, chaired the Program Committee of the OMSC for nine years. Now as it moves to Princeton, she will be one of three members of the Advisory Board of the OMSC@PTS. Another member of the Advisory Board is Bishop Ian Douglas, a distinguished alumnus in Mission Studies and World Christianity. Our association with the OMSC is deep and strong, and we wish it all the best as it begins a new chapter of its existence as OMSC@PTS under Dr. Thomas Hastings and Dr. Easten Law.
This video, produced by the OMSC, celebrates the organization’s long history. Further information on the history of the OMSC can be found here.